Dare to Be Aware

Dare to Be Aware: My Mind, My Body

The Susan G. Komen Chicago Associate Board is so excited to be offering a virtual education series this fall. Check back soon for details on registration!

Next Workshop:

August 27, 2020 at 6:30pm

Topic: Sexual and Mental Health in Breast Cancer
Description: Fun and informative topic on sexual and mental health with breast cancer.
Guest Speaker: Maja Luke, CNM

Bio: Maja B Luke is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Specialist in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated with honors in 2003. Having more than 17 years of diverse experiences, especially in CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE (CNM), Maja B Luke affiliates with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in medical group Advocate Health And Hospitals Corporation.

September 9, 2020 at 6:30pm

Topic: Wellness and Exercise
Description: a live Wellness Webinar featuring mindset strategist and fitness coach, April Griffith! We will discuss overall wellness as well as ways to stay fit with light exercise while staying at home.
Guest Speaker: April Griffith

Bio: With more than 10 years of experience working in both Higher education and Corporate America at one of the largest financial institutions in the world, April has helped shape the lives of many professionals which caused her to launch her entrepreneurial career and birth Kingdom Power Living with the mission of changing lives one temple at a time!

September 22, 2020 at Noon


Topic: Wellness: Breast Cancer Early Detection, Screening & More
Guest Speaker: Genesis Rios
Bio: Genesis Rios is the Community Engagement Manager at Susan G. Komen Chicago in charge of the affiliate’s education and health disparities initiatives. She is a strong advocate for early cancer detection because it offers the best chance of survival and she believes no life should be lost due to cancer. She received her Master of Public Health and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degrees at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

October 7, 2020 at Noon

Topic: Wellness: Depression and Cancer
Description: Susan will be discussing many aspects of Depression, from detection and symptoms, to causes, to types of treatment, coping techniques, prevention, and distinguishing between organic and reactive depression.
Guest Speaker: Susan Buss, LCSW

Bio: Over 35 years of experience in Social Work, Susan has worn many hats, from Social Worker in community agencies, to Psychotherapist and President of her company, Big Sky Consulting, Inc. She has Taught at the University level and now facilitates workshops for NASW and other organizations on Hoarding, Dating and working With Transgender individuals. She provides Reiki and Hypnotherapy and is an LGBTQIA advocate. Susan’s mission is to expand what’s possible for individuals, families, the community and the world.

November 5, 2020 at 6pm


Topic: Wellness: Nutrition and Cancer
Description: Live demo to discuss Cancer and Nutrition with some live cooking demo
Guest Speaker: Kim Blum

Bio: Kim Blum, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian with nearly 20 years of experience in the field of nutrition. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dietetics from Michigan State University and a Master’s of Science degree and dietetic internship in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. Kim is with FEED Nutrition Consulting.


Contact associateboard@komenchicago.org if you are interested in learning more about joining the Susan G. Komen Chicago Associate Board.

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