October is Breast Cancer Month for WVUCI. In preparation for October we
are having our Last Conference Call for Summit IV. The subject of this
Conference Call is Cancer with a focus on Breast Cancer. Below is
information for our upcoming calling in:
DATE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
TIME: 12 NOON – 1:00 PM
CALL IN INFORMATION: 1-415-464-6800, CONFERENCE ID: 672-6646
The purpose of this Conference Call is to bring to you information
regarding Breast Cancer. Breast cancer is cancer that develops from
breast tissue. Signs of breast cancer may include a lump in
the breast, a change in breast shape, dimpling of the skin, fluid
coming from the nipple, a newly inverted nipple, or a red or scaly patch
of skin. In those with distant spread of the disease, there may be
bone pain, swollen lymph node, shortness of breath, or
Outcomes for breast cancer vary depending on the cancer type, extent of
disease, and person’s age. Survival rates in the developed world
are high, with between 80% and 90% of those in England and the
United States alive for at least 5 years. In developing countries
survival rates are poorer. Worldwide, breast cancer is the leading type
of cancer in women, accounting for 25% of all cases. In 2012 it
resulted in 1.68 million new cases and 522,000 deaths. It is more
common in developed countries and is more than 100 times more common in
women than in men.
Information will be provided regarding your benefits and how to file
with where to go to get assistance. Men are welcomed on the call!
JACKIE IVERSON, CEO, INFINITY SPEAKS, A DISABLED WOMEN VETERAN BUSINESS
OWNER. Jackie was diagnosed with cancer after serving in the US Army.
Because of what she experienced with finding quality hair providers at
the VA, she developed Infinity Speaks. She will talk about her
experience and her business, Infinity Speaks, an Experienced Custom Wig
Distributor. Today, people would be hard-pressed to tell that they are
wearing a wig. Not only are wigs realistic-looking, but they also
provides those who have lost their hair with a sense of confidence and
normalcy. Infinity Speaks is a wig distributor, dedicated to providing
cranial prosthesis to feel your best. Their professional and caring
consultants talk with clients about their needs and wants. Be surprised
at what a custom, virgin hair cranial prosthesis can offer and how
comfortable they can be to wear with custom caps.
ELIZABETH “LIZ” MCDOWELL, DAV DEPARTMENT OF MARYLAND, CHAIR, WOMEN
VETERANS COMMITTEE, AND CLAIMS PROCESSOR. Liz McDowell is the Commander
of the Glen Burnie DAV Chapter in Maryland. She has been a member of
the DAV for many years serving in many positions at Chapter and
Department. This is her 3rd year as the Chair of the Department Women
Veterans Committee. Serving in the position of Claims Processor, she
has received many awards for service to Veterans and is knowledgeable in
the filing of claims with sensitivity to Women Veterans. She will
provide information regarding filing claims as well as answer questions.
Men and Women are invited with a question and answer session provided.
poc: Dr. JoAnn Fisher, 240-305-5516
WOMEN VETERANS UNITED COMMITTEE, INC.