SAN DIEGO -- Everyone knows someone who has or has had breast cancer.
Many studies have shown that lesbians are at even greater risk for the disease because a large number of them do not go through childbirth. Dr. Susan Love has been in the forefront not only for raising awareness of the disease, but even more specifically in research.
On Saturday, January 29th, the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (DSLRF) will host "Lesbians and Breast Cancer: A Town Hall Forum" at The San Diego LGBT Center.
World-reknown breast cancer expert, best-selling author and activist Dr. Susan Love is also scheduled to be the keynote speaker. She will weigh through the information and misinformation regarding lesbians, transgender men and transgender women regarding breast cancer.
The forum is sponsored by the Human Dignity Foundation through a grant from the BCAUSE FUND.
It is free and open to the public.
The schedule will begin with a free breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by a presentation and a Q & A session with Dr. Love. Dr. Love will also be available after the event for a "meet and greet" and to sign copies of the 5th edition of her ground-breaking book, Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book.
Advance registration to this event is highly encouraged and you can do so here. Register by January 14 and get entered to win an autographed copy of the Breast Book, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
The mission of Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (SLRF) is to eradicate breast cancer and improve the quality of women’s health through innovative research, education and advocacy.
The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) is the sole community foundation in this region dedicated to the benefit of LGBT people. They fund programs and projects that promote equal treatment, tolerance, wellness, well-being, and above all else, human dignity.
SDHDF also works to strengthen LGBT organizations and leadership, and nurture philanthropic giving to support LGBT people and address important issues such as aging, arts and culture, health and wellness, youth and families, and civil rights.
About The Center
The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, Inc., (d.b.a., The Center) is the nation's second oldest and third largest LGBT community center, and functions as one of San Diego's LGBT community's leadership organizations. The Center is led by an 18-member board of directors, employs over 40 paid staff and utilizes more than 800 community volunteers to achieve its twin goals of promoting LGBT health and human rights.
The Center is located at 3909 Centre Street in Hillcrest. For more information call 619-692-2077.