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(Press Release provided by Traverse City Film Festival)
TRAVERSE CITY: In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Smith Family Breast Health Center, Cowell Family Cancer Center, and Great Lakes Plastic Surgery Center present a FREE evening of short films and a community panel at the State Theatre in Downtown Traverse City. The Monday, October 3 event, Breast Cancer Awareness Night, will feature two moving short films beginning at 6 p.m.
One Way: A Journey to this Moment tells the inspiring story of Traverse City Native Michelle Grinsel’s battle with Stage IV breast cancer and her empowering journey to find peace and solace by savoring each moment. Michelle will join us for a special Q&A from California via Skype.
The Oscar-nominated documentary short Mondays at Racine, chronicling the touching stories of cancer patients who find a supportive community at a Long Island beauty salon, will also screen.
Following the films, a panel of surgeons specializing in breast cancer surgery and reconstruction, a nurse practitioner in cancer genetics and a breast cancer survivor will take questions from the audience.
Panel participants include: F Matthew Smith, MD, FACS, Great Lakes Plastic Surgery Center; Adrian Seah, MD, Surgical Associates; Christopher LaFond, MD, MPH, Surgical Associates; Ashley Sachtleben, DO, Grand Traverse Surgery; Hilary Tarsney, RT/(R)(M), Smith Family Breast Health Center; Dana Hoffman, FNP-C, Cancer Genetics Clinic at Munson Medical Center; Cori Dean, breast cancer survivor.
Free tickets are available now at the State Theatre box office and online.
For more information about the State Theatre Breast Cancer Awareness Night, call Great Lakes Plastic Surgery Center at
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