American Cancer Society to Host ‘Women Leading the Way to Wellness’ on Facebook Live

 The American Cancer Society will host its annual Women Leading the Way to Wellness event on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, focusing on the prevention and early detection of cancer and how women play a critical role in this area.

Women Leading the Way Tri-Chairs Maureen Newlove Clark, Kit Shapiro and Robin Selden at the 2019 Luncheon. Contributed photo

This year, due to the pandemic, the traditional luncheon celebration will look different, but the inspiration and hope will be the same as there is an elevated urgency for research funding due to the pandemic.

The 2020 event will be held virtually on Facebook Live, with the 60-minute program focused on women’s self-care and wellness featuring special guests leading a motivational and meditation moment, lesson in skincare, fitness and stretching demo, dance break, Nuvance Health’s Director of Critical Care, Dr. Robyn Scatena, sharing her insight on Covid-19 & the Need to Practice Self-Care and more!

New this year, the American Cancer Society will restrict mission funds raised during the Women Leading the Way to Wellness event to benefit the ResearcHERS program, which helps sustain women-led cancer research, launch new careers, and inspire a new generation of young women considering a future in science.

The virtual event will be free and open to the public, with an option to pre-purchase a “Wellness Box” for $125 to enhance the viewer’s experience.  The limited-edition boxes are valued at over $175 and contain high end products from DrybarThe Granola BarIndie LeeLesser EvilNoble SalonNordstromPerformance Physical Therapy & WellnessMarcia Selden Catering and West, and are available for shipping or contactless pick-up ahead of the November 18 event.

All proceeds from the Wellness Boxes, as well as additional monetary donations (which can be made here:, will benefit the American Cancer Society’s ResearcHERS program.

Major sponsors for Women Leading the Way to Wellness are Nuvance Health, Nordstrom, NBC Universal and other community partners.


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

11:50am Pre-Show

12:00pm “Women Leading the Way to Wellness” Program


Facebook Live Event:

Event Website/Box Purchases:

For more information about Women Leading the Way to Wellness, please contact [email protected], and follow the event’s social media channels on Facebook (@womenleadingthewayct) and Instagram (@acswomenleadingtheway).

About American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to