Health & Wellness

Ricks, Lance Guest Speakers at Curemonos 5th Anniversary Celebration May 9

SUMMIT, NJ - Curémonos, a community-based organization created to help, guide, and educate medically underserved women who are affected by breast cancer, will celebrate its 5th Anniversary on May 9 at the Beacon Hill Club in Summit. 

The evening's theme is "The Seed has Been Planted", which relates to Curémonos' aspirations to further their efforts by expanding programs to other underserved communities.  The Guest Speakers at this year’s celebration will be Dee Dee Ricks and Congressman Leonard Lance.  The Medical Honoree will be Dr. Bonni Guerin for her work with the Breast Cancer Prevention Program at the Carol Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical Center.

Dee Dee Ricks is an entrepreneur, public health advocate, and expert on patient navigation.  A breast cancer survivor, Ricks is co-founder of the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute.  Believing that healthcare is a fundamental human right, she has worked tirelessly with organizations to serve marginalized communities, and to mend the gap in access to healthcare.

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Congressman Leonard Lance has served as the U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 7th congressional district since 2009.  In June of 2012, Lance introduced the “Breast Cancer Patient Education Act”.  The bill requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to plan and implement an education campaign informing breast cancer patients on the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction and other options.  The “Breast Cancer Patient Education Act” empowers women to make the best healthcare choices for their unique circumstances.     

The evening will feature an open wine bar, passed food, and live jazz music.  Tickets are $150, and are available by calling Dora Arias at 908 / 410-6412, or contacting her via

For more information about Curemonos, please visit

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