The ETMC Breast Care Center is holding a free, one-day retreat
for breast cancer survivors on Friday, Oct. 4, featuring Shakha
Stephens, a certified laughter yoga teacher and staff chaplain at
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
The ETMC Pink Ribbon Getaway will be held at the ETMC Pavilion,
801 Clinic Drive, in Tyler, with registration beginning at 7:30
a.m. and the conference concluding at 2 p.m. The conference is
supported by Junior League of Tyler, Susan G. Komen and the ETMC
The event will feature topics such as a physician panel
discussion, healthy eating tips presented by Brookshires,
lymphedema management, share your story session, a gourmet lunch
and door prizes. Coldwater Creek will present a fashion show.
The keynote luncheon speaker uses a new worldwide movement
called laughter yoga that emphasizes health and wellness through
laughter, yogic breathing and childlike playfulness. "It's a form
of exercise that strengthens the immune system, unwinds the
negative effects of stress and make you feel good," said Stephens.
"There are no contortions or fancy movements. These exercises are
appropriate and beneficial for all, regardless of their cognitive,
sensory or motor abilities/limitations."
Attendance for the retreat is limited. Please contact
Sandy Campbell for a registration form or with questions at
903-535-6302 or email email@example.com