The Lexington Medical Center’s annual Women’s Night Out, which honors cancer survivors and their families, is set for Oct. 15 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
The keynote speakers are Heidi Marble and Jen Curfman, telling their story in a program they call “Skin Tight Genes.”
Marble was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, which is rare and aggressive. Adopted as a child, Marble began a search to learn about her birth family’s health history. She found her biological sister, Curfman, and discovered that she and her sister carried the BRCA2 gene. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that play a role in an increased risk for developing breast cancer.
Guests at the Women’s Night Out event are encouraged to wear their finest and dressiest jeans as a show of support. Proceeds from the event will cover the cost of genetic screening for women that are uninsured.
Call (803) 791-2445 or go to lexmed.com for information or to buy tickets.