Virtual Hangouts

Join us on Zoom each month to connect with members of the Unite for HER community and learn something new!

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Hispanic Heritage Month - Food and Culture

September Virtual Hangout: Hispanic Heritage Month: Food and Culture

Kicking off this Hispanic Heritage Month, Katheryne Romero, RD, LDN leads a cooking demonstration while discussing the food and culture in Hispanic communities.

Presented in English, Spanish subtitles available on YouTube.


Hey Sis Are You OK

August Virtual Hangout: Hey Sis, Are You OK?

Cancer can be a heavy diagnosis to carry. Cassandra Bolding, LPC joins to talk about navigating mental health, dealing with symptoms of depression, and the mission of Black Lotus Mental Wellness to provide affordable yoga and mental health services to BIPOC communities.

Summer Book Club

July Virtual Hangout: Summer Book Club

Join us this summer for our first ever Virtual Hangout – summer book club edition! We will be joined by Dr. Nia I. Bailey, West-Philadelphia native and author of the interactive children’s book, Love They Neighbor, a book highlighting a young girl’s mission to feed, clothe, and find fellowship with the unhouse. Plus, UFH Beauty Advisor, Jolene Hart joins to discuss her new book, Well-Rested Every Day.

Grab your books:

Yoga 5 in 5

June Virtual Hangout: Yoga 5 in 5

Alison Donley teaches some breath and stretch techniques you can do in just 5 minutes whether you’re at work or at home to promote your spinal health.

For The Love of My Gurls

May Virtual Hangout: For The Love of My Gurls

Ricki Fairley, CEO and Co-Found of TOUCH and Hayley Brown, Director of Programs and Partnerships for TOUCH, join us to talk about health disparities in the black breast cancer community, the importance of knowing your family health history, and practicing regular self-checks for your breast health.

Additional Resources:

Unlock Your HERstory

Pet Therapy

April Virtual Hangout: Pet Therapy

Lisa Serad, Program Coordinator of the Gerald B. Shreiber Pet Therapy Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia joins to talk all about the health benefits through treatment and recovery of spending time with your furry friends!

Additional Resources:

Pet Therapy Presentation


March Virtual Hangout: Acupuncture

Dr. Lynnae Schwartz demonstrates a typical acupuncture session and answers questions about the benefits and uses for acupuncture.

DISCLAIMER: If you are in active or ongoing cancer treatment, or have recently had surgery, please check with your physician or surgeon first before starting acupuncture.

Black History Month Feature on Mindfulness

February Virtual Hangout: Black History Month Feature on Mindfulness

We celebrate this Black History Month with outstanding wellness providers Rana Walker and Kevin Hubbard as they lead demonstrations about mindfulness, centering through yoga, counseling, and ecotherapy.

Additional Resources:

Kevin Hubbard Guided Meditation Audio

Dating and Breast Cancer

February Virtual Hangout: Dating and Breast Cancer

Dr. Sabitha Pillai-Friedman joins to discuss dating with a breast cancer diagnosis and the relationship dynamic with existing partners or new partners.

Art Therapy

January Virtual Hangout: Plantuary Edition

Erica Saunders joins us for a presentation on The Story of BRENDA from a local organization with a focus on Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Plus, a plant-fueled cooking demo from our Registered Dietician, Aubrey.

Art Therapy

December Virtual Hangout: Art Therapy

Jacqueline Carmody from Twist Out Cancer joins to lead a therapeutic art workshop in collage building, plus Erin Pellegrin, RD shows us how to make delicious, holiday mocktails.

Potty Talk

November Virtual Hangout: Potty Talk

Erin Pellegrin, RD talks about how to manage lower GI side effects and Sarah Murphy talks about the relationship between our brain and gut, and provide techniques for calming our anxiety/stress to help ease GI distress.

Additional Resources:

Mind and Body Tools for Digestion

Potty Talk + Nutrition

Coping with Cancer Emotions with Cynthia Hayes

November Virtual Hangout: Coping with Cancer Emotions with Cynthia Hayes

Join Cynthia Hayes as she discusses the emotions involved in cancer diagnoses and how to cope. Plus cozy, warm drink recipes with Erin Pellegrin, RD.

305 PINK Pack y Revital Cancer Rehab

Octubre Quedada Virtuale: 305 PINK Pack y Revital Cancer Rehab

Únase a nosotras en una discusión sobre el trabajo después del tratamiento. Una experta de Cáncer y Carreras nos brindará consejos para la vuelta al trabajo. También una fisioterapeuta de ReVital Cancer Rehab nos ensenará a manejar el linfedema. — Patrocinadores educativos de Unite for HER: Patrocinador presentador: West Patrocinaoes de apoyo: Daiichi Sankyo, Merck, y Seagen

Pet Therapy with Patricia Goldsmith

September Virtual Hangout: Pet Therapy with Patricia Goldsmith

Join Patricia Goldsmith and some furry friends to discuss the benefits of pet therapy, how to train your pet as a registered therapy guide, and pet assistance for those in treatment. Plus, learn to make some healthy, homemade pet treats for your four-legged friend with , Erin Pellegrin RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition.