One of my blog readers shared the following with me via email:
I am reaching out to you because as a blogger who writes about her experience with cancer, I wonder if you might be interested in helping spread the word on an upcoming event. March is National Colorectal Awareness month and Tower Cancer Research Foundation is hosting a symposium titled Advances in Colon and Rectal Cancer Research and Treatment: A Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion. This event will take place March 8, 2011 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.
The symposium is open to the public and will feature in-depth presentations from Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group physicians and other specialists. Panelists will discuss new colon and rectal cancer treatment options, the importance of early screening, the latest news on clinical trial research, and the importance of diet in colon and rectal cancer treatment and recovery. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel.
As a fellow cancer patient/survivor, I am — happy isn’t quite the right word, simply because I’m not happy that anyone has any type of cancer — but since cancer does exist, I’m glad to spread the word about the symposium that will take place on March 8, just in case someone who reads this blog is affected by colorectal cancer and would like to attend the symposium.