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Women and Wellness 2023

Together, WE can make a future without cancer possible.

2023 Women and Wellness signature events:

Women and Wellness Educational Conference - Sat., Mar 25, 2023
Presented by Primis | Free with registration

Signature luncheon: Stories of Survivorship and Hope with Bravo TV’s Bershan Shaw

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For 28 years, the women of Women and Wellness have raised over $5 Million to advance cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center and save lives. Women and Wellness has had a tradition of women empowering women in the fight against cancer.

Save the dates and join Us for Women and Wellness 2023 events

Women and Wellness Educational Conference

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | The Westin Richmond

On March 25, the second annual Women and Wellness Educational Conference (free and open to the public) will explore cancer and wellness topics such as survivorship, cancer and relationships, nutrition and more with engaging discussions and interactive, hands-on activities led by cancer and wellness experts. Registration now open. Register here

Meet and hear more from our 2023 Women and Wellness chairs, Connie Hom and Tara Daudani.

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Signature luncheon: Stories of Survivorship and Hope with Bravo TV’s Bershan Shaw

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, 12 Noon to 2 pm | The Jefferson Hotel

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Save the date and join us to listen in on conversations about cancer and survivorship with Massey cancer patients, survivors, and family members. Special guest, Bravo TV’s Bershan Shaw, a two-time breast cancer survivor, will share her story and guide fellow cancer survivors in conversations to shed insights into the impacts of cancer and what it means to be a cancer survivor. Ticket, table host and sponsorship opportunities available; email or call 804.628.8416.

Bershan Shaw was In her early 30s when she received news that she had stage four breast cancer and had just three months to live. At that moment, the self-proclaimed “multipreneur,” who has shared the stage with celebrities including Tony Robbins and Pitbull, decided to take a figurative journey into herself, and a literal one around the globe, to gain a fresh perspective and a new lease on life, no matter how long she had. In so doing, the “Real Housewives of New York City” star summoned her inner warrior and defied the odds, beating her illness.

As a speaker, advocate and author of The Unstoppable Warrior Woman, Shaw works to empower others through a wellness based approach, connecting the mind, body, and spirit.


Women and Wellness sponsors

Thank you to our Women and Wellness 2023 sponsors.

W&W Sponsors

Sponsorship and table host opportunities are available for the Women and Wellness signature luncheon and Wellness Conference. View Women and Wellness Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits. Contact Meghan Zapiec at or 856-693-6623 for information and to get involved.


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Intimate and Engaging: Women and Wellness small gatherings

Presented by TowneBank, Women and Wellness small gatherings provide opportunities to meet and hear from Massey researchers to raise awareness about cancer research and women’s cancers throughout the year.

Interested in hosting a Women and Wellness gathering? Reach out to for ideas and tools to make your Massey event easy, fun and inspiring and to get started.


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Sign up to receive our Women and Wellness (We)-Newsletter every other month to stay up to date on campaign events, research news and highlights and ways you can get involved with Women and Wellness all year long.

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