Did you know there is evidence that humans have been working to find a cure for
breast cancer for as many as 5000 years? The oldest written description of breast cancer,
although not recognized as the disease, was discovered in an ancient Egyptian trauma
surgery textbook now called the Edwin Smith Papyrus, which dates back to
approximately 3000 BC. It describes tumors or ulcers of the breast removed by cauterization
with a surgical instrument called the fire drill. It states there is no treatment for the disease.
Mastectomy for breast cancer was performed as early as AD 548 and remained the standard
of care in America until the 1970s when cancer began to be viewed as both a local and
systemic illness and more sparing procedures were developed.
Please join us for this year’s Pink Promise Luncheon – a day where we
celebrate our breast cancer survivors. Relax and enjoy visiting with one another at our
Sips and Sparkle Reception from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Then, sit back and
enjoy a delicious luncheon in The Jefferson’s Grand Ballroom from noon to 1:30 PM
as Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Richard Hoefer, takes us on a journey of
The History of Breast Cancer and the evolution of breast cancer diagnosis,
surgery, and treatment.
Tickets are $30 for breast cancer survivors and $45 for all other guests.
Tables of 10 may be purchased for $400.
The Pink Promise Luncheon will be held at The Jefferson Hotel,
101 W Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23220.
Parking is available free of charge to all attendees.