Welcome from Cathy Hirsch

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of Reach to Recovery International, I am delighted to welcome you to the 19th Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference!  The theme of this conference is Building Bridges Toward Recovery, and our hosts have developed a comprehensive program, packed with dynamic speakers, that will help us do exactly that!

Reach to Recovery International conferences unite delegates from around the world and from all walks of life who have one thing in common: all work in some way to improve the lives of those touched by breast cancer.  Patients, survivors, and care givers come together to learn from each other and from a broad range of health care professionals, sharing knowledge, ideas, and resources.  Our delegates return home armed with the tools they’ll need to develop and operate breast cancer support and advocacy programs in their own communities.  With roughly 1.7 million women world-wide being newly diagnosed with breast cancer each year, the work of RRI has never been more important.

Do take advantage of all the program has to offer and take time as well to explore the stunningly beautiful city of Prague, make new friends, and re-connect with old ones.  Together, we can build bridges toward recovery.


Cathy Hirsch 

Welcome from Eva Knappová

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Alliance of Women with Breast Cancer it is an honour for us to invite you to participate in the 19th Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference in Prague. The conference will take place from 12-15 June 2019.

It is a great responsibility for our patient community to have the opportunity to organize this conference. The event will bring together patients and medical professionals from around the world to address the needs of women with breast cancer. Delegates will be invited to discuss important themes such as breast cancer in young women, body image after breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer or conditions psychological aspects. In addition we’re planning lots of networking, socializing, and a number of opportunities for the sharing of best practices.

For the end of the conference we prepared a very special event. Prague will be hosting it´s 19th Avon Walk. All of you are cordially invited to participate in one of the largest breast cancer awareness walks in the world and feel the power of support of thousands participants.

Our capital city, Prague, also called the City of hundred spires, is an enchanting, historical place with rich history, unique architecture and vibrant culture. We hope that you will enjoy the days spent in this beautiful city in the heart of Europe.

We hope that you will enjoy the 19th Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference in Prague and that your interaction with your colleagues from many different countries will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will be personally rewarding.


Eva Knappová Director
Alliance of Women with Breast Cancer


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