ABMDR’s first-ever Cancer Awareness Symposium

to take place this Saturday 

Los Angeles, September 14, 2016 — The Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) will hold its first-ever Cancer Awareness Symposium, titled “Knowledge is Power,” this weekend. The much-anticipated event, which is a free public service for the benefit of the Armenian community, will take place on Saturday, September 17, from 9 AM until 3 PM, at the Kouyoumjian Hall of St. Gregory Armenian Catholic Church (1510 East Mountain Street, Glendale, California).

“We’re extremely excited about our first-ever Cancer Awareness Symposium,” said Dr. Frieda Jordan, president of ABMDR. “Almost a year in the making, this public-benefit event will offer invaluable information about many types of cancer, as well as the latest advances in cancer treatment. As importantly, our speakers and panelists will discuss the key roles of nutrition, prevention, alternative treatments, and emotional support, and will provide a wealth of sources where patients and families can get help.”

Speakers include Dr. Peter Ashjian, Dr. Boris Bagdasarian, Dr. Ani Balmanoukian, Dr. Nubar Boghossian, Areg Boyamyan, Dr. Robert Gellibolian, Dr. Armen Kassabian, and Dr. Vergine Madelian. The presentations will be made in both Armenian and English.

The symposium will also feature a panel of cancer survivors, who will share with the audience their stories of survival and healing.

“We’re calling the symposium ‘Knowledge is Power’ for the simple reason that up-do-date knowledge is the most important factor in fighting cancer,” Dr. Jordan said and added, “It’s why we are so delighted to invite families and friends to attend this informative and inspiring event.”

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