On Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., women will have an opportunity to gather together in order to get information on ovarian and breast cancer in a non-fearful way and to enjoy activities that promote health and body awareness.
The day will start with Jenn Sommermann, triathlete and ovarian cancer survivor. Sommermann will share her story and how she saw early warning signs because she knew her body well. Then Irma Jenne from the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation will speak about how Chinese Medicine approaches prevention and self-care. She will teach Qigong movements that can be used to stimulate one’s health. Before lunch, Sarah Karl, a Montclair psychologist, will lead the group in a mindfulness meditation that can be used every day to help balance natural fears with healthy awareness.
Lunch will be prepared by True North Osteria, a move to demonstrate that healthy food can taste delicious.
After lunch, Marie-Christine Lochot, a Montclair massage therapist, will show how women can “Phluff the girls” which moves energy and lymph in the breasts and breast area. Then Eileen Painter, a zumba instructor from the YMCA, will lead some joyful zumba dancing. The day will end with Aja Nisenson, actor, singer, and playwright, who will make everybody laugh to tears with skits of her widely acclaimed show: “Daja Vu”.
Teal to Pink: Women’s Health Day is a day to learn, move energy, quiet the mind, dance and laugh in the company of good women. It will also raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation for the breast cancer awareness programs. All profits will be donated to those two non-profit organizations.
For more information and registration go to www.tealtopink.com or call 973-746-7478. The registration fee is $50 and it includes lunch. The event will take place at the First Lutheran Church, 153 Park Street in Montclair.
This information is from a press release issued by organizer Marie-Christine Lochot.