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EMMY-Award Winning New York Times Columnist, Young Adult Cancer Survivor Suleika Jaouad to Headline Survivorship Lecture at Tufts Medical Center

09/16/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information:

Jeremy Lechan
617-636-0104                                                             
jlechan@tuftsmedicalcenter.org                                                          

WHAT:        The Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program at Tufts Medical Center will be hosting its 2nd Annual Survivorship Lecture, featuring young adult cancer survivor and EMMY award-winning New York Times columnist Suleika Jaouad. Jaouad will lead a patient and survivor discussion about AYA cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Patients, families, providers, friends of the AYA Community and the public are welcome to attend.

WHO:          Suleika Jaouad is the critically acclaimed New York Times “Well” author of the column “Life, Interrupted,” in which she eloquently chronicled her journey as a young woman living with cancer, after being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia at age 22. An award-winning video series accompanied the column, which earned Jaouad the 2013 News & Documentary EMMY award. After nearly three years of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, Jaouad is finally cancer-free. 

A strong and powerful voice for the young adult generation, Jaouad is a young adult healthy living advocate, motivational speaker and cancer warrior, who travels the country, speaking at universities, hospitals and professional and corporate events about a variety of topics, including patient advocacy, nutrition, sexuality and relationships. She has been featured in The New York Times, Glamour Magazine, Women’s Health, National Public Radio and NBC’s Weekend TODAY Show, among numerous other media outlets.

WHEN:           Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 5-6:30 pm; reception to follow

Please confirm if you plan to attend: 617-636-0104 or jlechan@tuftsmedicalcenter.org.

WHERE:         Wolff Auditorium
      Atrium Basement
      Tufts Medical Center
      800 Washington Street
      Boston, MA 02111

For more information, please e-mail ayaprogram@tuftsmedicalcenter.org or visit http://ayacancerprogram.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/suleika-jaouad/.

About Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children
Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts Medical Center is affiliated with seven community hospitals and with New England Quality Care Alliance, its community physicians’ network. For more information, please visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org.