White Plains, NY (September 30, 2015)– White Plains Hospital will be presenting "Journey of a Lifetime: Staying Positive Through Cancer" on Tuesday, October 13th at 7:30 PM at the JCC (Jewish Community Center) of Mid-Westchester, located at 999 Wilmot Road in Scarsdale. The event is also co-sponsored by the Jewish Book Council and Cancer Support Team
Authors Deb Ebenstein (author of Mani-Pedi STAT: Memoirs of a Jersey Girl Who Almost Lost Everything) and Geralyn Lucas (author of Then Came Life: Living with Courage, Spirit, and Gratitude After Breast Cancer and Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy) will share empowering stories about surviving cancer with resilience, courage, optimism and humor.
The event will be moderated by White Plains Hospital Hematologist/Oncologist Subuhee Hussain, MD. Dr. Hussain has broad experience with all types of solid tumors, gynecologic malignancies, hematologic malignancies, benign hematologic conditions, and has been an investigator as part of several clinical trials. She has been a member of the White Plains Hospital medical staff since 2008 and is the current Chair of the Gynecologic Oncology Tumor Board at Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center.
About White Plains Hospital
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing over 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014 White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 5% of hospitals nationwide. White Plains Hospital is a member of the Montefiore Health System. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.
About the JCC of Mid-Westchester
The Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community by providing cultural, social, educational and recreational/fitness programs, human services and Jewish identity-building opportunities to people of all ages, backgrounds, religions, or sexual orientation.
About the Jewish Book Council
The Jewish Book Council’s origins date back to 1925, which makes it one of the oldest organizations providing continual service to the American Jewish community. It is is the only organization in the organized American Jewish community whose sole purpose is the promotion of Jewish books.
About Cancer Support Team
For over 37 years, thousands of individuals and families in Westchester have counted on Cancer Support Team. Cancer Support Team (CST) is a unique, non-profit home care organization that provides professional nursing, social work counseling, case management and other supportive services, free of charge, to cancer patients and their families living in lower Westchester County, New York.