SOURCE: Women Survivors Alliance

Women Survivors Alliance

January 09, 2014 10:00 ET

A Celebration of Cancer Survivorship Grows Bigger and Better for 2014

The Greatest Group You Never Wanted to Join

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - January 09, 2014) - Plans are quickly unfolding for the Second Annual National Women's Survivors Convention. This one-of-a-kind event designed to honor and inspire cancer survivors will take place Thursday, July 31 - Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2013, survivors and supporters from 49 states and 5 countries came together for the inaugural event created by the Women Survivors Alliance. Convention participants displayed ribbons representing 27 different cancers, while gathering information from 112 cancer organizations and a bunch of new friends.

"I found a home and I didn't even know I needed one," said survivor Susan Jett. "I became energized and proud to be part of this community of women." Another attendee proclaimed, "I learned more about survivorship in 2 1/2 days than I have in the last 7 years."

Today there are more than 7 million women cancer survivors in the United States and while our primary mission is to bolster and redefine their lives we know that cancer is a game changer for everyone involved. In 2014 we're encouraging survivors to bring their spouses, children, BFFs and caregivers. The three day event will feature a co-survivor track, a men's only track, a young adult survivor's track, sponsored by Stupid Cancer, and a breast cancer only track.

"Once the treatments are done and the doctors set you free, you're suddenly alone with a new normal," said Karen Shayne, survivor and co-founder of the Women Survivors Alliance. "We want to help get these survivors get back on track. Back to living a high quality life armed with new tools for the new obstacles and questions ahead."

Also for 2014, participants can expect more celebrities, cutting edge researchers, cancer-based organizations, networking opportunities, the Celebrate Survivors 5k and the opportunity for a night out downtown. Returning favorites include the Survivors Marketplace Expo, makeovers, Red Carpet Live Pajama Party, and we'll wrap it all up with a HUGE announcement for 2015!

Space is limited, so reserve your spot at and like us on Facebook to get the exciting announcements ahead!

The mission of the Women Survivors Alliance is to establish a network where women affected by cancer can find their voice, improve their quality of life, and embrace their new normal. Learn more at

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