Acworth Cancer Survivor Gets Surprise
Two months after her treatments, Tina Adams organized, launched and walked in her newly formed WOW Walk of Women, a 7K event raising money for women's cancers.
Acworth resident Chris Adams surprised his wife Tina with a full “scholarship” to the nation’s first National Women’s Survivors Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, Aug. 22-24, 2013.
Tina is a 3-year cervical cancer survivor. The Women Survivors Alliance surprised Tina with her husband’s scholarship award with highlights captured in a short, but emotional video: http://www.survivorsconvention.com/inspiring-survivor-videos.asp
After her radical hysterectomy, Tina received 25 radiation treatments and 6 months of chemo (18 cycles). Two months after her treatments, Tina organized, launched and walked in her newly formed WOW Walk of Women, a 7k event raising money for women's cancers. Tina has organized and completed 3 walks since her diagnosis and has raised over $25,000 with her next walk scheduled for June 1, 2013. The money Tina has raised goes directly to women coping with gynecological cancer in the Atlanta area and includes money for medicine, appointments with dietitians, yoga/exercise sessions and transportations to treatments.
To find out more about the Survivors Convention – and how to “Sponsor a Survivor” for those Cancer Survivors or Caregivers important in your life, please visit: http://www.survivorsconvention.com/flyers/Scholarship-Program.pdf
There are more than 7 million women cancer survivors in the United States. Survivors must address the long-term and life limiting effects of treatments including physical, emotional, psychosocial, sexual, legal and financial challenges and issues.
“The Women Survivors Alliance (WSA) has issued a national call to action for women affected by cancer so they can find their voice, improve their quality of life, embrace their new normal and help others,” said Karen Shayne, Founder and Executive Director National Women's Survivors Convention. “The convention will bring together more than 2,000 survivors caregivers, family members and health care professionals so they can share in a powerful way.”
This three-day, one-of-a-kind experience for women survivors of all types of cancers offer a program of interactive workshops, keynotes, networking with other survivors, a special track for younger survivors (ages 18-35), an expo, makeovers, spa experiences, a 5K, individual breakout sessions/demonstrations and a celebrity concert finale. Events surrounding the conference include a national cancer survivor life makeover contest, fashion show and survivor home makeover.
Editor's note: This was written by Jeanna Zelin.