Renowned Expert On Women’s Health Issues to Speak at Thrive’s October Breast Cancer Awareness Month Lecture

BOSTON, Mass. — Alice Domar, PhD, an expert on women’s health issues, will be the featured speaker at the October Breast Cancer Awareness Month lecture sponsored by Thrive, The Wellness Community and The Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Domar will conduct a workshop entitled The Healing Art of Self Nurturance on Monday, October 22nd from 7:15-9:00 p.m. at The Wellness Community in Newton, Mass.

When a woman receives a cancer diagnosis, she often vows to continue to care for her family, home, and even her job, despite the time and energy needed for the treatments. Any possible time for self-nurturing activities is then lost. The goal of this workshop is to learn to care for one’s self without guilt and to place self-healing at the top of one’s to-do list.

Dr. Domar is a pioneer in the application of mind/body medicine to women’s health issues, and has earned an international reputation as one of this country’s top women’s health experts. She is currently the Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, and the Director of Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF. She is an assistant professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, and a senior staff psychologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Domar has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments as a best-selling author, media authority and sought-after public speaker. Her newest book, “Be Happy Without Being Perfect” (Crown) will be published in March, 2008.

This workshop is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required. To RSVP, please call 617-332-1919 or e-mail info@wellnesscommunity(.org).

About Thrive
Thrive is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides dedicated support, practical solutions, and first-hand information to meet the needs of women diagnosed with breast cancer in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Founded by young women with breast cancer, Thrive empowers women as they face the unique challenges associated with pre-menopausal breast cancer. For more information on Thrive, please visit

About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ( is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.

About The Wellness Community
The Wellness Community ( is an international organization dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in free professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress reduction classes, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of their disease. The Wellness Community provides support, education and hope for people affected by cancer at over 100 locations worldwide including 4 in the greater Boston area.

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