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Wed, Nov 08



MBC Webinar: Resources for Parents Living with MBC

This episode features experts from organizations like Bright Spot Network, Mighty + Bright, and Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Pickles Group who will discuss essential resources for parents coping with Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC)

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MBC Webinar: Resources for Parents Living with MBC
MBC Webinar: Resources for Parents Living with MBC

Time & Location

Nov 08, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST


About the event

In this enlightening episode, we have the privilege of hosting three distinguished speakers who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table Carissa Hodgson, representing Bright Spot Network, Sara Olsher, a renowned author, and the founder of Mighty + Bright, Arin Ahlum Hanson from Living Beyond Breast Cancer,  and Kelsey Mora, Chief Clinical Officer of Pickles Group, will discuss invaluable resources tailored to parents living with Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC).

Their insights and expertise promise to provide crucial guidance, support, and inspiration for navigating the unique challenges faced by parents in such circumstances. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the resources available to those impacted by MBC and discover a sense of empowerment in the process.

About the speakers:

Carissa Hodgson, LCSW, OSW-C is the Director of Programs and Community Outreach at Bright Spot Network, which provides a program of support to parents with cancer who have young children. She has 15 years of clinical and program experience working with families facing cancer. Her professional passion is supporting kids and families who are navigating cancer, shaped largely by her father having lung cancer when she was a child and her step-father’s diagnosis of liver cancer when she was a young adult.

Sara Olsher is the founder of Mighty + Bright, which provides visual schedules, picture books, and other tools to make parenting easier, so families can focus on what really matters. Sara is a single mom and cancer survivor and was chosen as a 2023 Remarkable Woman by Nexstar Media.

Arin Ahlum Hanson, MPH, directs Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s strategy for engagement and outreach to under-resourced and special populations, healthcare providers, and volunteers.  As part of her position, she manages LBBC’s Young Women’s Initiative, which provides educational programs, resources, and support services to women diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45 and educational offerings to healthcare providers who serve this unique patient population. Arin is an experienced non-profit program director with 17 years of experience developing, implementing and evaluating public health programming for under-resourced populations. Arin has worked at Living Beyond Breast Cancer since 2009. She is living a dual city and country life by living in West Philadelphia and rural Maryland, with her husband and young son.

Kelsey Mora is a dual Certified Child Life Specialist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who specializes in supporting children, adolescents, and entire families as well as those parenting in the context of medical illness, trauma, cancer, and grief. She worked in the Advocate Aurora Health Care system for nearly a decade before becoming the Founding Clinician and Chief Clinical Officer of Pickles Group -  a nonprofit organization that provides free resources and support to kids and teens impacted by their parent's cancer.

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