Breast Cancer Awareness Month
On November 1, Women in Dentistry celebrated Women's Health Month at Fraser's Restaurant. Again, the event was sold out and attended by 70 people. Under the command of Melanie McAlpine, Fraser's provided a luncheon with a beautiful backdrop of our city giving us the opportunity to get together and continue our mission.
Women in Dentistry was honoured by a representative from National Breast Cancer Foundation who provided a candid recount of her experience with breast cancer. Dr Anabel Sorolla from Harry Perkins Research Institute presented her PhD entitled “Study of the Proteasome and other Therapeutic Targets in Melanoma and Endometrial Carcinoma”. Dr Alissa Jacobs, Oral Medicine Specialist, provided an informative presentation on the practical aspects in supporting a dental patient through the cancer journey.
Our sponsors for the event were Software of Excellence (Bill Martin and Calvin Leung), Henry Schein Halas (Tom Mathers and Gayle Jones), Medfin (Melanie Tattersall, Julie Bishop), A-dec (Joe Minervini, Ingrid Elsegood and Alyce Kay) and BOQ (Kate Potts, Debbie Kiely and Jason Briggs). Many thanks were extended to all sponsors.
The event concluded with bouquets of flowers and cupcakes.