Informative women’s cancer event set for Nov. 12

CENTERVILLE — Bring your sisters, daughters, mothers and friends to ‘Hope. Fight. Learn’ a free, fun and informative event about early detection and prevention of common women’s cancers.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Miami Valley Hospital South, 2400 Miami Valley Drive, Centerville, Ohio 45459.

The event is co-presented by Premier Health and Pink Ribbon Girls, a nonprofit organization that supports and empowers women to courageously fight breast and women’s reproductive cancers.

The event will include shopping at Expressions of Hope, a specialty boutique that carries a line of mastectomy and lumpectomy garments and wigs; free chair massages; exercise demonstrations; tours of the cancer center; and more. The mobile mammography coach will be there to provide walk-in mammograms on-site.

Now is the time to get all your questions answered. Presentations will include information about breast cancer from Melissa Roelle, MD, medical director of the High Risk Breast Cancer Center at MHVS, and information about gynecological cancer from William Nahhas, MD, from the MVH Gynecologic Oncology Center. There also will be a cooking demonstration by Chef Marshall of Scratch Food. Scratch Food provides hundreds of healthy meals to Pink Ribbon Girls every week. He will teach you how to make a delicious and nutritious quick Vietnamese vegetable soup that will not only keep away the fall chill, but also will help keep you healthy.

Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required for this free event. Guests are welcome to come and go throughout the duration of the event. For more information about this event, visit

Program Schedule

10 to 10:45 a.m. – Presentation on gynecologic cancer by William Nahhas, MD

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Cooking demonstration by Chef Marshall from Scratch Food

1 to 1:45 p.m. – Presentation on breast cancer by Melissa Roelle, MD

Staff Report

Reach Miami Valley Hospital South at (937) 438-2400 or visit