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Jackie Walters to Keynote the Women & Wellness Signature Luncheon

Physician, TV personality and two-time breast cancer survivor will headline annual fundraiser in support of women’s cancer research at Massey.

Jackie Walters, M.D.

VCU Massey Cancer Center will welcome Jackie Walters, M.D., as keynote speaker at the 22nd Annual Women & Wellness luncheon on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at The Jefferson Hotel.

As a prominent physician, Dr. Jackie (as she is affectionately known) is gaining major acclaim and public notoriety as a national expert on women’s health, strategic philanthropist and rising television star.

In her 18-year private practice career as a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Jackie merges traditional and steadfast medicine along with a cutting-edge method that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. Her patient-focused approach and compassionate care to a diverse population of patients have afforded her recognition as a premiere medical specialist in her field.

As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Dr. Jackie understands the effects of personal health challenges. As a dedicated teacher, she has assimilated a Women’s Wellness Program into her practice to help eradicate the increasing number of heart disease cases among women. In 2013, Dr. Jackie founded the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, an organization that pays tribute to women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, nurturing their psychological and physical well-being. The charity’s mission is to treat the inner and outer beauty of breast cancer survivors. It hosts an annual fundraising luncheon in October that allows the foundation to further awareness through gifting, sponsorship of various health initiatives and family workshops.

Also in 2013, Dr. Jackie arrived on the small screen as one of the stars of Bravo’s hit reality series “Married to Medicine,” where she became known for her distinct style, sense of reason and sincere compassion. Dr. Jackie has proved to be an important influence on the show, using the platform to display a positive and successful female image while raising awareness of the health issues that people must face every day.

Invitations to the Women & Wellness Luncheon will be sent on January 2. To request an invitation, please call (804) 828-1450 or email teammassey@vcu.edu.

Written by: Massey Communications Office

Posted on: November 17, 2016