Texoma Breast Health Summit

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In partnership with the Austin College Center for Regional and Community Development, our first annual Texoma Breast Health Summit will be held at the Wright Campus Center on November 7th. 8:00am-5:00pm.

Our keynote speaker is from Houston and is a 4 time cancer survivor. She was part of a very successful task force that met with members of the black community to increase participation in early detection procedures. She will be giving her personal testimony, and also tell us about their project. Our area has one of the highest incidence of breast cancer mortality among black women compared to other state regions.

This is a free event and lunch will be provided.

Schedule of Events

8:00 to 9:00am
Registration and visit vendors
9:00 to 9:30am
Knowing Your Normal
Valerie Hewson-Wright
9:30 to 9:45am
Face 2 face, Young Survivors Coalition
AJ Atherton
9:45 to 10:15am
Break and visit vendors
10:15-10:45am
Reconstruction Choices
Dr. Kailish Narasimhan
10:45 to 12:15pm
Meditation Doodling
Tom Cornish
12:15 to 1:30pm
Lunch and visit vendors
1:30 to 1:45pm
Life Interrupted
Rozlyn Austin
1:45 to 2:15pm
Dying, Not Dying
Brandie Sellers
2:15pm to 2:45pm
Break and visit vendors
2:45 to 4:00pm
Keynote address
Regina Bedford

About Keynote Speaker

Regina Bedford, Community Health Worker (CHW)

Regina Bedford, Community Health Worker (CHW)

Regina Bedford, Community Health Worker (CHW) & Motivational Speaker, is a four-time cancer survivor and the founder of “HIS Circle of Friends Cancer Support Teleconference Line” where she shares not just her story but her life as she encourages others. Regina has been married for 51 years, has 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Regina was employed by Brown & Root, Inc. for 30 years as a secretary and has worked the last 12 years in community outreach.

After serving 3 years as a founding member of the Community Research Faculty, Episcopal Health Charities Facility Team, and Breast Health Collaborative of Texas, Regina continues her passion as a motivational speaker and encourages other women regarding the importance of mammograms and well-women exams.


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First Annual Texoma Breast Health Summit co-sponsored by Austin College’s Center for Community and Regional Development

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