Pink Ribbon Open House to celebrate survivors of breast cancer


Beebe Healthcare’s Robert & Eolyne Tunnell Cancer Center will host its inaugural Pink Ribbon Open House for survivors of breast cancer on Monday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Tunnell Cancer Center, located at 18947 J. Williams Highway, Rehoboth Beach. The Pink Ribbon Open House is free, but online registration is required, at: https://pinkribbonopenhouse.eventbrite.com.

“Over the last several decades, many strides have been made in the advancements of breast cancer treatments,” said Judith Ramirez, EdD, manager of Oncology Population Health at Tunnell Cancer Center. “With more survivors than ever, it is with great pride that we are able to honor those in Sussex County who have fought this disease.

“With survival, however, comes the responsibility of maintaining well-being. This survivor celebration will guide participants through the steps needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle — including nutrition, exercise and stress-relief techniques.”

The Open House is designed to provide the opportunity to meet with breast cancer specialists, as well as network with other survivors. A variety of health and wellness workshops will be offered on every half-hour. In addition, vendors will be available to offer tips on health, wellness and fashion.

Free flu shots will be offered at the event. There will be food and musical entertainment. Drawings and prizes will be awarded throughout the event.

“To my fellow cancer survivors — we got through this and are stronger because of it,” said Cindy Beaver, breast cancer survivor and local Livestrong coach.

Beebe Healthcare is partnering with Pink Ribbon Boutique to celebrate survivors of breast cancer, as well as showcase ongoing supportive services available, including the latest in mastectomy and lymphedema products.

“We are grateful to all of the individuals and organizations who have agreed to join in this special celebration of life,” added Ramirez.

For more information on services offered through Beebe, go to www.beebehealthcare.org. For more information on cancer care at Beebe, go to https://www.beebehealthcare.org/tunnell-cancer-center.