Back in the Swing USA, the Kansas City-based grassroots national nonprofit organization supporting cancer survivorship education, clinical care and academic medical research, is hosting a series of events to celebrate the national launch their new The Back in the Swing Cookbook: Recipes for Eating and Living Well Every Day After Breast Cancer ($29.99, Andrews McMeel Publishing, August 7, 2012). The events started in July with a Sheryl Crow Summer Celebration and conclude in October with the 10th Anniversary Back in the Swing Retail Therapy Week, featuring experts who have contributed to The Back in the Swing Cookbook and survivors who are benefiting from “getting back in the swing” of their lives after treatment.

Rachel Beller, Morning Keynote at “Speaking of Women’s Health”

Description: Back in the Swing, thanks to the generosity of the Elizabeth Prostic Memorial Lectureship Fund, is proud to bring to Kansas City, for the first time, our friend and colleague Rachel Beller, M.S. R.D. Rachel will be the morning keynoteat this year’s Speaking of Women’s Health, hosted by Shawnee Mission Medical Center. A Registered Dietician with a masters degree in nutritional science, Ms. Beller founded the Beller Nutritional Institute in Beverly Hills, Calif. Combining science and straight-talk has made Rachel the go-to nutritionist for Hollywood celebrities, their families, international clients, and people from all walks of life. Rachel is extensively involved in community outreach and makes frequent media appearances, including Glamour magazine, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz show, The Biggest Loser, Style Network, Vogue magazine and others. Ms. Beller is the author of the Foreword to The Back in the Swing Cookbook and serves on the Board of Directors of Back in the Swing USA.

Date and time: October 5, 2012, 
8:45 am

Location: Overland Park Convention Center

For more information: Or to purchase your tickets by phone, call 913-676-7694.

Ambassador Voices during Back in the Swing Retail Therapy Week

Description: Retailers and restaurants throughout the greater Kansas City metro area will host Back in the Swing Cookbook Parties 2012, marking the 10th Anniversary of Back in the Swing Retail Therapy Week, held from Monday, October 8th through Sunday, October 14th, to celebrate the national launch of the new book from Andrews McMeel Publishing, The Back in the Swing Cookbook. Friends, customers, co-workers and shoppers will come together to enjoy delicious and healthy recipes, share new lifestyle tips around fun-raising and fundraising! Many parties feature the voices of special Ambassadors from Back in the Swing, survivors who will share the organization’s mission and the resources now available for breast cancer survivors. One of these Ambassadors is 41 Action News Anchor/Reporter Cynthia Newsome, who will lend her voice at many of these events.

Date and time: Monday, October 8th through Sunday, October 14th.

Location: Retailers all over town.

Back in the Swing USA® is a grassroots, national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and protecting well-being after breast cancer by supporting education for consumers and healthcare providers; personalized, comprehensive, survivorship clinical healthcare; and academic medical research. When Back in the Swing began in 2000, no comprehensive, personalized, integrative medical services for breast cancer survivors existed. This past August, 12 years later, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced that a survivorship care plan and survivorship support are among the standards of care required for hospital cancer programs to receive accreditation.

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