VCU Massey Cancer Center


Women & Wellness Forum Series

Upcoming Event:  Rock Star Women of Massey

Advances in Early Detection of Cancer
Tuesday, May 29, 5:30-7:30

Join three of VCU Massey Cancer Center’s leaders for an inspiring and insightful evening of discussion and networking.  This program will focus on the latest empowering information about risk reduction and early detection with emphasis on the roles of familial history, advances in breast imaging and ever-growing understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle.


  • Heather Creswick, MS, CGC, genetic counselor
  • Priti Shah, MD, radiologist, VCU Breast Imaging
  • Maria Thomson, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy

About Women & Wellness:

The Women & Wellness Forum Series was established to educate women on their healthcare options in Richmond and raise funds for VCU Massey Cancer Center. The event grew to become a beloved and much anticipated annual tradition at the Jefferson Hotel, as well as a year-long series of educational and inspirational programming. The impact of funds raised has been widespread, providing critical funding to support cutting-edge research in women's cancers.

  • Tradition Series

    Save the date for the 2019 Women & Wellness Breakfast and Luncheon!

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at The Jefferson Hotel

    Sponsorship opportunities available! Contact Lisa Randolph for more information at (804) 827-2195.

  • Impact Series

    Thirsting for knowledge and additional opportunities to support Massey, the Series has expanded to incorporate elements of edcuation and outreach to meet the demands of our most dedicated supporters. With a focus on creating a tangible change in the lives of those impacted by cancer, these hands on experiences will reflect Massey's mission to eradicate the suffering caused by cancer. 

    We invite you to learn more and join us for a series of free educational workshops on women's cancers at our Stony Point Patient Resource Library!

    Our series so far have focused on ovarian and breast cancers. Please view our events calendar for more dates and details. 

  • Influence Series

    Rock star women of Massey 2018

  • Celebration Series

    The funds and awareness raised in the past twenty-one years have created many advances in the area of women's cancer research at Massey. With survivors speaking passionately and positively about their Massey experience, now is the time to embrace the mission to create continued success for generations to come. A celebratory and social environment provide the perfect backdrop to toast to a cure!

    Check back for upcoming events.




  • Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsor: Anthony F. & Susan M. Markel Foundation

    Mission Sponsor: VCU Health

    Partner Sponsors:

    • Apple Hospitality REIT, owner of the Downtown Richmond Marriott and Courtyard Residence Inn
    • W. Funk Industrial Contractors, Inc.
    • Owens & Minor

    Advocate Sponsors:

    • Barbara S. Brown Ph.D.
    • MCV Foundation
    • Patient First
    • Towne Bank
    • Wells Fargo

    Contributor Sponsors:

    • & Mrs. Douglas Arthur
    • Faith Greenwood, Long and Foster Realtors
    • KPMG
    • Kroger
    • Skanska
    • Thompson, Siegel, Walmsley LLC
    • VCU Foundation
    • Weinstein Properties

    Supporter Sponsors:

    • & Mrs. Paul S. Bliley, Jr.
    • Michael Godin
    • Terrell and Elliott Harrigan
    • Karen D. Higgins
    • Kaugars and Miller P.C.
    • Keiter
    • Mary C. Malone
    • Missy and Jim Ryan
    • Westminster Canterbury Richmond
    • Women of St. Stephens

    Friend Sponsors:

    • Nolie Barnes
    • Central Diesel Inc.
    • Carol Roper Hoffler
    • Custom Kitchens
    • Judith Jessup
    • Lingerfelt CommonWealth Partners
    • Liz Hart Designs
    • Adrienne Maxwell
    • Jen Ronga
    • Lisa Sims

Photos from previous Women & Wellness Forum Series

  • Woman & Wellness slide 1
  • Woman & Wellness slide 2
  • Dr. Gordon Ginder, 2017 Tradition Series Speaker Jackie Walters, and Dr. Harry Bear

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

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