As part of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2020 Celebrating Women Chair Peggy Meyer and Underwriting Chair Jill Tananbaum and the Baylor Scott and White Dallas Foundation decided to change the traditional one-day-only luncheon fundraiser. Instead they focused the attention and efforts on making information easily available throughout the month for all people.
According to Baylor Scott And White Health CEO Jim Hinton, “Throughout the month of October, we will share examples of the impact community support has had in the lives of our patients, in advancing research and in creating programs that support our high-risk patients and our underserved communities.”
To do this, video presentations have been produced with researchers, doctors and breast cancer patients to share developments, challenges and personal experiences in the battle against the deadly disease. Each Thursday a video will be presented on MySweetCharity leading up to the virtual conversation with Dr. Oz on Wednesday, October 28.
This first one focuses on 41-year-old breast cancer survivor/daughter/mother/wife Sylvia Mendez and her family. While the video only lasts three minutes, it’s a journey that started with her diagnosis back in March when the pandemic was just starting its sweep through the country.
Thanks to underwriting efforts and the mission, the videos and Dr. Oz’s conversation are free and open to all. To “attend” the Dr. Oz presentation, you just have to register here.
* Video provided by Baylor Scott And White Dallas Foundation