For Immediate Release: September 22, 2015
Who: Nearly 300 guests
What: Expected to attend Women’s Health Signature Event
When: Thursday, October 1, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Remarks at 6 p.m.
Keynote speaker at 6:45 p.m.
Where: The Carriage House, 25 South Pitney Road, Galloway, NJ 08205
Details: The AtlantiCare Foundation will host Wings of Resilience, a Women’s Health Signature Event. Christina Baker Kline, breast cancer survivor and author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller “Orphan Train” will be the keynote speaker. The event will include a sit-down dinner; Kline’s presentation; boutique shopping; chair massages; mini spa treatments; giveaways; book signing; “Bra-vo” art exhibit; and a panel discussion featuring women of resilience.
A “Bra-vo” art exhibit will feature the works of 11 cancer survivors. They primarily used bras as their canvas to create healing works of art, which will be creatively displayed throughout the event space. Artists used mixed media – from candy wrappers to flowers, a field hockey stick to a wooden railing, paper maché to barbed wire, a window frame to a pedestal – and more – to express their personal experiences of cancer diagnosis and treatment and to celebrate survivorship. Names of pieces include “One Headlight,” “Hakuna My Ta Tas,” “Pink is like Red, but Not Quite,” and “Sports Bra.” The exhibit is the result of a workshop held at the Sweetwater studio of artist Kathy English, and is sponsored by AtlantiCare’s Healing Arts Program.
This annual event, held during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, celebrates survivors of all women’s cancers. Event proceeds will benefit the “Treasure the Moment” fund at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, A Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, to help patients pay for monthly living expenses allowing them to focus their energies on healing.
About Christina Baker Kline
Christina Baker Kline is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, Orphan Train, about a young Irish immigrant who, as a child, is sent away from New York on a train that regularly transported unwanted and abandoned children from the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience. Her previous novels include Bird in Hand, The Way Life Should Be, Desire Lines and Sweet Water.
About the Resilience Panel participants:
Carol Fragale Brill, of Cape May, is the author of Cape Maybe and Peace by Piece, an educator, communications coach, and cancer survivor. After 25 years as a human resources leader, she realized the work that gave her the most purpose is writing, leadership and staff development. She became a coach and started writing as a hobby, eventually earning a Master’s in Fine Arts.
Robyn Tiger, MD, PYT, RYT-500, CRMT, of Galloway, physician, yoga therapist, and owner, Yoga Heals 4 Life, spent 15 years as a radiologist focusing on women’s imaging and realized that she wanted to offer patients a more comprehensive approach to healing. Tiger now integrates her formal training in Western Medicine and the Eastern practice of yoga through her therapeutic yoga practice, Yoga Heals 4 Life.
Kyra Welch, of Absecon, customer service representative, AtlantiCare Physician Group Primary Care Plus, Brigantine, had emergency brain surgery in 2012. Welch completed her Bachelor of Science degree in social work and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in social work.
Kline will also participate as a panel speaker.
AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,221 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.