On Monday, 12:15, June 3rd Cookie Aftergut will be visiting our club.
Cookie considers herself a breast cancer "thriver." She underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment for breast cancer in 2002. Since she wanted to pass along the information she'd collected while going through her experience with breast cancer, in 2006 she started a non-profit foundation, Chemoflage.
Chemoflage is a support program designed especially for women who are undergoing chemotherapy. It is a stand-alone program - participants attend only once; it is free of charge and lunch is served. The class is offered at Nordstrom Perimeter on the second Tuesday each month.
At Chemoflage, participants receive suggestions from healthcare professionals and community volunteers on how to combat the effects of chemotherapy. Topics include nutritional guidlines, relaxation/visualization techniques, fashion/make-up suggestions, combating "chemobrain" and much more.
Cookie has received recognition three times for her program, once as a 2006 Yoplait Champion, in 2008, as a "Woman of Spirit" from the American Red Cross, and in 2015 the Atlanta Dream women's basketball team awarded her their "Inspiring Women" honor.
To all the men of Rotary, you are encouraged to bring your spouse as Cookie has a special message of courage, determination and inspiration.
Please join the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs and give Cooki Aftergut a warm welcome.
For more information please visit her website at: www.chemoflage.com