Florida Weekly–8th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon to recognize oral chemo parity

September 5, 2013

Hundreds of Susan G. Komen South Florida volunteers, breast cancer survivors, co-survivors and supporters are expected at the Eighth annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 9, where they will celebrate oral chemotherapy parity legislation.

While cancer patients in Florida now have access to medication that is often more effective and has fewer side effects, treatment options have changed drastically this year, albeit for the better. To help guide the public, Dr. Louise Morrell, medical director of The Lynn Cancer Institute in Boca Raton, will speak at the event. Joining Dr. Morrell as speakers are Aileen Pruitt, former oral and IV chemo recipient; Michele Donahue, passionate Komen advocate and longtime volunteer; and Andrea Wesley, breast cancer survivor.

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