Broadway’s Best for Breast Cancer!
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The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan launches a five-episode virtual health and wellness series—Broadway’s Best for Breast Cancer!—co-hosted by Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez (currently battling breast cancer) and Caroline Kohles, senior director of health and wellness programming at the JCC. The series engages Broadway stars and healthcare experts to offer guidance to those facing their own health challenges during the pandemic. The June 1 episode features: Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, The Addams Family, In the Heights), and positive psychologist Maria Sirois, a master teacher, facilitator, author, and international consultant who focuses on the resilience of the human spirit when under pressure and/or during significant transition. The series is part of JCC’s cancer care partnership with Breastlink New York, which offers complementary care to those living with breast cancer through a range of classes, lectures, and events focusing on self-care through movement, massage, yoga, Nia and Moving for Life—all to boost healing, increase vitality and help manage any side effects from cancer treatment. Broadway’s Best for Breast Cancer! is endorsed by JCC community partners Sharsheret, The Nia Technique, and The American Cancer Society. Each event is followed by a live Q&A on Facebook Live at: https://www.facebook.com/jccinmanhattan/
Subsequent episodes of Broadway’s Best for Breast Cancer! will feature health and wellness experts, as well as Broadway stars:
Episode 2 (June 8): Kerry Butler, who delivered award-nominated and/or -winning performances in Broadway’s Mean Girls, Xanadu and Hairspray; and, international best-selling author and research psychologist Kelly McGonigal, discussing the joy of movement and the healing power of music.
Episode 3 (June 15): James Monroe Iglehart, best known for his Tony Award-winning performance as the Genie in Aladdin on Broadway; and, Kathy Washburn, founder of Carved by Cancer, a support network for cancer survivors, discussing the taboo topic of sexuality and cancer and how creativity can be unleashed with “masterdates.”
Episode 4 (June 22): Telly Leung, best known for appearances in Aladdin, Allegiance, and In Transit on Broadway; and, a special guest to be announced at a later date.
Episode 5 (June 29): Javier Muñoz, best known for his performances in Hamilton and In the Heights; and, a special guest to be announced at a later date.Venue: Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
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