Play to Provide Breast Cancer Awareness to Sold Out Audience This Thursday

23 Oct



Tracey Walker Banks (972) 841-0824 and LaTricia Woods (480) 495-2484

Play to Provide Breast Cancer Awareness to a Sold Out Audience This Thursday

Community Comes Out to Support First-Time Playwright Barbra Watson-Riley

 Event Details:

Life in the Cancer Lane™ is a compilation of stories from breast cancer survivors produced by first-time playwright Barbra Watson-Riley

Thursday, Oct. 24

Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Performance: 7 p.m.

Black Theatre Troupe, 1333 E. Washington Street

About the Play

LITCL imageLife in the Cancer Lane™ begins when women first hear the words “breast cancer” and details what happens when they are thrown head first into the Cancer Lane. Whether its dealing with the side effects from chemo, or the loss of hair…and friends, the play examines the twists, turns and bumps in the breast cancer journey. The stories are based on conversations with breast cancer survivors and their caregivers.

Barbra Watson-Riley was diagnosed in Sept. 2011 with advanced Stage 3 breast cancer. Her treatment included chemo, a double mastectomy and radiation. Six months after completing treatment, she was diagnosed with metastatic cancer of the lung.

Watson-Riley is a member of the Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona Chapter and the Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer. She is currently in treatment, completing her book (also called Life in the Cancer Lane) and fighting the battle of her life, for her life. Fighting beside her are her husband, 11-year-old daughter, family and a community of friends and supporters.

Tickets to Life in the Cancer Lane™ sold out in less than three weeks. The community has come out in strong support of this production and Watson-Riley. The production is being sponsored by Cox Communications and benefits the health and human services facet of the Phoenix Chapter of the Links, Inc. “Life in the Cancer Lane” is a Pinkwellchick© Production.

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