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Power of the Promise
Join us for Power of the Promise to celebrate and
support the work of Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio!
When: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Where: The Pinnacle, located at 1772 Indian Wood Cir, Maumee, OH 43537
Join us for an evening of impact and hope as we invite Dr. Wayne Dornan, Susan G. Komen National Scholar, to discuss his role as a national breast cancer research advocate with Susan G. Komen.
Wayne Dornan, Ph.D., is a 10-year breast cancer survivor, diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, or stage IIB breast cancer. Like most men who are diagnosed with breast cancer, he found his breast cancer completely by accident. Now a retired Academic Dean with over 35 years in Academia, Dr. Dornan remembered feeling embarrassed when he heard of his diagnosis, but he quickly decided that he would take this disease head on.
Using his scientific training, he began working with cancer associations both nationally, and regionally as a patient and research advocate. Dr. Dornan joined Komen’s Advocates in Science (AIS) in 2015 and its Steering Committee in 2018. He also co- chairs its Committee on Advocates in Peer Review (CAPeR).
A strong advocate for male breast cancer, Dr. Dornan published a book on his journey in 2016 that allowed him to have a platform to provide public presentations and media interviews on issues of breast cancer treatment and diagnosis, breast cancer awareness, and the importance, for both men and women to know that “men can get breast cancer too.” After 10 years being cancer-free, Dr. Dornan is proud to say that what once made him uncomfortable, now feels like a badge of honor!
The evening will also include a special performance by ArtBeat Live Chicago.