Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Women & Wellness Forum Series

Save the date for the 21st anniversary on February 7, 2017!

Contact: Stephanie Jenks

The 21st Annual Women & Wellness Forum Series celebrated more than two decades of generosity in support of women's cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center. The Women & Wellness Forum Series committee and 2016 Chair Mary Harvard Nolde are pleased to share that $215,000 was raised this year, for a grand total of more than of $3 million during the past 21 years!

Event recap
Elin Hilderbrand, author and breast cancer survivor, delivered a memorable keynote speech via Skype! The weather kept the speaker from arriving, but it couldn't stop the spirit of more than 520 supported of Massey from leaving inspired and energized in their commitment to cancer research.

2016 Transcript from Elin Hilderbrand is now available! Enjoy a look at Elin's remarks from Tuesday, Feburuary 9th.

To learn about how you can be involved in the 2017 Women & Wellness event as a committee member, event attendee or sponsor, please contact Stephanie Jenks at (804) 827-0642 or

  • Gifts in honor of

    Supporting women's cancer research at Massey has always been important.  The funds raised by Women & Wellness have allowed Massey to transform the fight against cancer and the lives of those affected.  

    Join us we give women a better chance at wellness today!

    Your tax deductible gift can be made in honor or in memory of anyone who has contributed or been affected by cancer. 

    Give today!


  • Sponsors


    vcu health


    ACG Hunton Williams     wells fargo

    Louise Cochrane


    Barbara S. Brown, PhD
    Linden Capital LLC
    MCV Foundation
    Owens & Minor
    Pure Barre - Short Pump


    Patient First
    Pure Barre - Near West End
    RE Strong Run
    Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley LLC
    Weinstein Properties
    Virginia Commonwealth University


    Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Arthur
    Care Advantage, Inc.
    Michael S. Godin, MD, PLC
    Drs. Kaugars & Miller, P.C.
    Keiter CPAs
    Mako Builders, Inc.
    The Martin Agency
    Morgan Stanley
    Missy & Jim Ryan
    Women of St. Stephen's


    Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Bliley, Jr.
    Susan Stevens Bogese
    Central Diesel
    Custom Kitchens, Inc.
    Lingerfelt Commonwealth Partners
    Mitchell, Wiggins & Company LLP
    Schutte - Box & Yenser Wealth Management Group - Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
    Mary Frances Gravitt
    Carol Roper Hoffler
    Lumber Liquidators
    Cindi Cobbs & Jim Ludwig
    Team Katharine
    The Trust Company of Virginia

    Richmond Magazine

    CBS 6

    bbgb books


  • Luncheon Details
  • Day of Fun!

    With so many ways to participate, there's an option for everyone to support the Women & Wellness Forum Series!


    Flowers for a Cure

    All but a handful of the arrangements sold at this year's luncheon with the remainder being donated for patient enjoyement at VCU Massey Cancer Center.

    Sales of the centerpieces raised more than $1600!

    W&W flowers


    Boas - Support Massey in style!

    This fun new tradition raised more than $1300 and allowed attendee to show their support in style.


    Special thanks to our friends at bbgb who joined us at The Jefferson to coordinate book sales!

    Prize Drawing

    The generosity of Mark and Ellie Gottwald, was much appreciated by a lucky lunch attendee who won a fantastic stay a the Ships Inn in Nantucket.

    ships inn







  • Additional Events

    sara campbell

    Sara Campbell Shopping Event
    Thursday, February 18
    10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    306 Libbie Avenue - Richmond

    Refresh your wardrobe and start thinking spring with this perfect excuse to shop until you drop.

    Join us for a very special day of shopping and support at Sara Campbell.  10% of proceeds from the day's sales will benefit women's cancer research at Massey and all shoppers will receive a 10% discount!

    Gift with purchase!   A Women & Wellness champagne flute will be our gift to customers who spend $100 or more.

    Special thanks to our event hosts, Dania Luby and Cheryl Slokker.


    Are you intersted in hosting an event to benefit the Women & Wellness Forum Series?  Please contact Stephanie Jenks at




Photos from the 2016 Luncheon

We look forward to your continued support of women's cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center!

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