On June 12, 2017 SHAREing & CAREing, presented our Be a Friend to Your Mother cancer outreach program for female students and health education teachers at Long Island City High School. Over 360 students and staff attended the program which was presented by Anna Kril, Eartha Washington, Mercedes Pinzino, Fran Smith, RN, Merryl Reichbach, LCSW and Freda Z.
Our Be a Friend to Your Mother has been an annual event at Long Island City High school for many years. It was nice for us to wind down our very successful series of high school programs by returning to a school where we have had such a strong relationship.
We were particularly excited and appreciative to have a new survivor, Freda Z., present the outreach with us. It was her first time telling her story publicly to a large group. She was so appreciative of the assistance she received at SHAREing & CAREing, that she was eager to take advantage of an opportunity to give back. Freda shared her story of surviving ovarian cancer to an attentive audience, who were actively engaged and asked thoughtful questions.
We look forward to returning to Long Island City High School again for the 2017-2018. We anticipate presenting future programs with Freda Z. We will continue to offer presenters reflecting a range of expertise in survivorship, health care and counseling skills which makes our high school presentation so adaptable to so many different high schools and essential to all audiences.