Our 9th annual Gynecologic Cancer Awareness & Arts of Healing Weekend is happening virtually during the final weekend in January 2021!
Visit lewkweekend.eventbrite.com to register!
Registration is free & you must register on Eventbrite to receive access to our online event platform, Socio, for all the weekend’s events.
All are welcome to attend: survivors, patients, caregivers, family, friends, and providers! Invite those in your community who may be interested. If you have friends and family attending from different households, please have them register separately to receive access.
On the Socio platform, you can access the weekend agenda, connect and network with other attendees, navigate to event video streams, read up on sponsor information and resources, and more through the computer web based platform or the smart-phone app. Detailed instructions will be emailed to you when you complete registration.
We are grateful to offer all of this year’s weekend events free of charge. If you are able, please consider making a donation that will allow us to continue our mission of gynecologic cancer awareness, education, and support in Alaska in 2021.
Art: Donated artwork in the annual Art Showcase in partnership with the Georgia Blue Gallery can be viewed and purchased online through Socio. 100% of the value of donated works directly benefits Let Every Woman Know – Alaska. The Georgia Blue Gallery is generously donating 10% of all gallery sales (Jan 26, 2021 – Jan 31, 2021).
Education: This year’s Gynecologic Cancer Education Course offers 12 short talks on a variety of topics relating to GYN cancer from gynecologic oncologists from around the nation. The day consists of sessions on Pandemic-era Cancer Care, Innovations in Prevention, Hope for the Cure, and Living Vibrantly with Cancer.
Interspersed through the day will be a series of four Movement sessions to introduce you to chair yoga, bone density exercises, mindfulness, and Zumba.
Music: This year’s concert is a free Song Circle hosted by Emma Hill and featuring Nick Carpenter and Jamie Whiteman. Thank you to That Feeling Co for generously donating their space to make this live-streamed concert possible.
Celebration of Life: On Sunday morning, we will gather virtually to honor and celebrate the members of our community that we’ve lost to gynecologic cancers in 2020.
We look forward to seeing you for this year’s virtual events! Contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
The Annual Weekend
Each end of January/early February, Let Every Woman Know – Alaska hosts a widely publicized Awareness & Arts of Healing Weekend full of events geared towards awareness and support for women with gynecologic cancers.
From writing to singing to painting and drawing; all forms of art expression can be therapeutic. The weekend follows an “Arts of Healing” theme in which we recognize the positive effects art has on women coping with cancer and raise awareness through creative arts and community.
The 2020 Awareness & Arts of Healing weekend offered a free two-day Survivor Course featuring talks from nationally recognized gynecologic oncologists coming from all over the United States, CME provider lectures, support groups, experiential learning and breakout workshops for gynecologic cancer survivors, family and friends, doctors, caregivers and other members of the medical community. In addition, we kicked off the weekend with a Last Friday Art Showcase at the Georgia Blue Gallery featuring works by artists whose lives have been touched by cancer. On Saturday night we had the Rhythm Heals Benefit Concert at Koot’s featuring dance performances by Underground Dance Company and the Tap Studio. Headliners vintage soul Motown band Joshy Soul & The Cool came up from Utah while local Hawaiian Reggae band H3 closed out the celebration.