The PNW Invisible Strings Orchestra, led by Honors College student Yamani Woody, performed at the 8th Annual Laini Fluellen Charities Pink Tie Affair on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Ameristar Casino to support TNBC or Triple Negative Breast Cancer – an aggressive form of breast cancer that usually develops in younger women. The group was organized by Woody and includes other Honors College students as well as PNW students outside of the Honors College.
Honors College Interim Dean, Dr. Karen Bishop Morris, moderated a physician’s panel on TNBC. The Honorees/Panelists were:
Dr. Kimberly Arthur, Chairperson of Obstetrics and Gynecology – St. Catherine Hospital
Dr. Mohammad Kassar, Vice Chairman of Medicine and the Director of the Community Hospital Cancer Research program
Dr. Mary Nicholson, Regional Director of Breast Imaging for Community Healthcare System
Dr. M. Nabil Shabeeb, General Surgeon, Founding Member of the Community Cancer Research Foundation and Chair of the Cancer Research Centre and Chair of the annual Unite & Fight Walk/Run
- A mammogram subsidy program for indigent patients at St. Catherine Hospital
- TNBC research through the Community Cancer Research Foundation, and
- Beth’s Bags which provides comprehensive medical planners for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients at 3 local hospitals.
Key Event Sponsors:
Community Healthcare System
Munster Radiology Group, PC
New York Life – Insurance and Investments
St. Catherine Hospital of East Chicago
Kimberly Arthur, MD
Mohamad Kassar, MD
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Northwest Oncology, PC