Health & Wellness

Conversations of Hope - Voices of Strength and Survival


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Conversations of Hope - Voices of Strength and Survival will be hosted by Raymour & Flanigan and WWH Press LLC at  Raymour & Flanigan, on US Highway 202 in Bridgewater (Near Wegmans), April 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Our community has high quality facilities for fighting cancer. Our panelists and their organizations are represented in Surviving Cancer: Our Voices & Choices.

On April 16, we will come together to demonstrate the strength of Somerset County to provide quality care and excellent cancer support networks and to highlight our award winning book.

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Panelists are:

  • Marion Behr - Compiler, illustrator, Publisher: Surviving Cancer: Our Voices & Choices
  • Dr. Kathleen Toomey-Medical Director  Steeplechase Cancer Cntr, at RWJ Somerset Somerville, N.J.
  • Dorothy Reed,-Co-Founder of Sisters Network of Central NJ.
  • Ellen Levine - LCSW, OSW-C Program Director. Cancer Support Community
  • Frank Barbosa - Cancer Hope Network - Support Volunteer.

As the compiler, publisher and illustrator of Surviving Cancer: Our Voices & Choices, Behr was invited by Raymour & Flanigan to do a presentation of her now highly acclaimed book which has received three medals – two golds, for a best in health publication. The book contains 70 articles by doctors, oncologists, survivors and more, including top cancer professionals from the Somerset Area.

Rather than doing another book signing or individual talk, Behr decided to present this panel discussion. The concept for the book began with a panel discussion held at the Center for Contemporary Art during a show entitled “Image Early” containing Behr’s sculptures, made from restructured radiation cradles. The shapes depict many feelings and experiences expressed by cancer patients.

Raymour & Flanigan is in our community. RWJ Steeplechase Cancer Center, Sisters Network, Cancer Support Community, Cancer Hope Network and Surviving Cancer: Our Voices & Choices are all an important part of our environment as well. Come support us – we are here to give support when we are needed.

This promises to be a special evening. Come join us!

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