TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
September 2014 Newsletter
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TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabiltation is a non-profit 501(c)3 community-based organization.


TurningPoint improves quality of life for women with breast cancer by providing, promoting and advocating evidence-based and specialized rehabilitation.TurningPoint was founded in 2003 and has served over 2,000 women with breast cancer in the Greater Atlanta community.

New Board Member Angie Dumler

TurningPoint is pleased to add Angie Dumler, CFP, to our Board of Directors. Angie is a Partner on a Wealth Advisory team at Morgan Stanley, working for 8 years handling client relationships, business development and proactive management of the financial planning process. Find out more about Angie and the interests she brings to TurningPoint.

Ask TurningPoint's Dietitian, 
Lisa Eisele, RD, CSO, LD


Q:  Is there is any
nutritional difference between the broccoli florets and the stems?

Q:  I hate drinking green tea.  Is black tea just as good for you? 


Atlanta 2-Day Walk
October 11-12, 2014

Funds raised in this walk help benefit TurningPoint, an Atlanta 2-Day grant recipient. 
World Physical Therapy Day is September 8!
We want to recognize and note our appreciation for our wonderful Physical Therapy staff, who make such a difference in the lives of the women we serve.
 Weekly Exercise Classes at TurningPoint



RSVP is required to
 or call 770-360-9271.
Classes open to patients and former patients.
Support Group
Coffee & Conversation
A Social and Supportive Meeting for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer. 
Facilitated by 
Karen Savrin, LCSW
TurningPoint Counselor
 Friday, September 26, 2014
10:00 am - 12 noon

RSVP is required.  Call 
770-360-9271 or email  [email protected]

This group is complimentary and supported by our community partners and donors.
Think Pink
Alpharetta Athletic Club and Ladies Golf Association Fundraiser in October Supports TurningPoint! 

For more information, click here!

Thank You to Our Community Partners !

Komen Atlanta Race

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ITJ 2013


The Sport of Giving


In 2014, TurningPoint has cared for 255 new breast cancer patients - a record number in our 11 years in practice. Unfortunately, most women in the United States do not receive breast cancer rehabilitation. This needs to change! A large part of TurningPoint's mission is to educate healthcare providers about the role of rehabilitation for breast cancer survivors. This month, our TurningPoint Physical Therapists will be out in full force working towards our goal of making rehabilitation and exercise a standard part of care for ALL women going through breast cancer. Lauren Bober will speak on the role of rehabilitation for cancer patients at a major conference for breast cancer navigators and healthcare providers in Atlanta. Cathy Furbish and I will present at the National Lymphedema Network Conference in Washington, DC. Our local and national advocacy and education programs are made possible by our donors, grantors, sponsors, volunteers and talented staff. Thank You!  

Jill Binkley, PT, MSc, CLT
Executive Director

Fun Times + Fantastic Weather =
Fabulous Fundraiser!
The fourth annual Tourney for TurningPoint hosted over 200 dinner guests on Sunday evening and 110 golfers on Monday.   The theme "Great Food. Great Wine. Great Experiences" enticed many to join in the auction fun. The weather for the golf outing was fantastic! Heartfelt "Thank You's" to all of our sponsors, players, dinner guests, volunteers and auction donors who supported this great event.  Proceeds from the event benefit TurningPoint's rehabilitation and exercise programs for women with breast cancer and support our education programs. 

Patient Perspective:  Carletta Cunningham

Before diagnosis, surgery, and chemotherapy, I loved tennis. I loved running. I loved being active.  After my diagnosis, surgery, and chemotherapy, I could only recall loving those things because
fatigue, weariness, and sickness replaced my ability to continue the activities I loved. I developed cording which greatly minimized my range of motion. It was painfully frustrating both physically and emotionally.  When I

couldn't take the pain any longer, I looked to TurningPoint for help.   I attended the Open House last year and couldn't wait to call the next day for an appointment. Without TurningPoint, I may not have realized my dreams as quickly as I did this year. But, with TurningPoint's help, I can proudly say that I am back on the tennis courts and also a triathlete!


Click here to read more of Carletta's story of how TurningPoint's help enabled her to tackle a triathlon and achieve her goals in remarkable time.

Additional note:  Carletta's story has captured the attention of the media. See her featured on Fox5 Atlanta and in The Marietta Journal.
Upcoming Educational Event 

Cutting Edge from the Capitol:

What's new in Lymphedema Care


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

10:00 - 11:00 am

Presented by Cathy Furbish, PT, DPT, CLT 
and Jill Binkley, PT, MSc, CLT

TurningPoint Physical Therapists

Join us and hear about cutting edge developments in lymphedema research and management. Cathy Furbish and Jill Binkley will be attending and presenting at the National Lymphedema Network conference in Washington, DC. The conference brings together expert clinicians and researchers from around the world.  Come and find out what's new in lymphedema research and management and how it applies to you!


RSVP by Monday, Sept. 22
or call 770-360-9271
Class size is limited.
Held at TurningPoint Clinic
8010 Roswell Rd., Ste. 120
Atlanta, GA  30350


Open to TurningPoint patients, former patients, caregivers and healthcare providers working in the breast cancer field.

TurningPoint's monthly educational programs are offered free of charge through the support of our community partners and donors. 

Evidence Update:  
Benefits of  Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors

Many benefits of yoga for breast cancer survivors have been documented in studies over the years. A very recent article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (April 2014) looked at yoga's impact on inflammation, mood and fatigue in breast cancer survivors. The relationship between  inflammation and fatigue and the benefit of yoga was documented. 


Exercise has proven to be the most consistently beneficial treatment for cancer related fatigue.  The results of this study showed changes in fatigue and vitality similar to past studies that involved aerobic and resistance exercise programs as the intervention. 


More information regarding the study.


Kiecolt-Glaser JK et al. Yoga's Impact on Inflammation, Mood,and Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Trial.Journal of Clinical Oncology. Vol. 32 No. 10; April 1, 2014.

Check out another 
featured on ABC News, also highlighting how yoga can help women with breast cancer.

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