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Party in Pink Celebrates Breast Cancer Survivors, Nurse

Monday October 22, 2007
Marsha Oakley, RN, (from left) and fellow breast cancer survivors Cathy Hirsch and Rita Shemer took part in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS)  inaugural Party in Pink Tea Party on Sept. 29 in Baltimore. The three women received the Terese Lasser Award in honor of their volunteer work in the ACS’ Reach to Recovery program. Oakley is a nurse at The Hoffberger Breast Center at Baltimore’s Mercy Medical Center, while Hirsch and Shemer are Mercy patients.
Marsha Oakley, RN, (from left) and fellow breast cancer survivors Cathy Hirsch and Rita Shemer took part in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) inaugural Party in Pink Tea Party on Sept. 29 in Baltimore. The three women received the Terese Lasser Award in honor of their volunteer work in the ACS’ Reach to Recovery program. Oakley is a nurse at The Hoffberger Breast Center at Baltimore’s Mercy Medical Center, while Hirsch and Shemer are Mercy patients.
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The American Cancer Society (ACS) honored three Maryland residents, including a nurse at Baltimore’s Mercy Medical Center, for their support of the ACS’ Reach to Recovery program.

The event, which featured raffles, silent auctions, and speakers was hosted Sept. 29 at the ACS’ White Marsh, Md., office. It involved more than 100 guests in a room decked out in pink decorations.

Many of the attendees also wore pink to signify support of the ACS and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which runs throughout October.

One of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the Terese Lasser Award, which honors volunteers for their contributions in the fight against breast cancer.
This year’s award was presented to Marsha Oakley, RN, who works at The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy in downtown Baltimore, and Mercy patients Rita Shemer and Cathy Hirsch.

All three women are breast cancer survivors. The award is given annually to ACS volunteers for their aid with Reach to Recovery.

The program features volunteers who are trained and certified by the ACS to provide one-on-one visits with breast cancer patients to answer questions, offer support, and provide information about resources and the ACS.