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2016 KaleidoscopeDE Cancer Conference

I had the pleasure and privilege to work with several wonderful women on this year’s KaleidoscopeDE Cancer Conference which was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Newark, DE. 

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The KaleidoscopeDE Cancer Conference was the brain child of Nicolle Surratte founder of  Nicolle is also a five year cancer thriver who has been working tirelessly with many other cancer organizations in and out of the state of Delaware and she has even appeared on nationally televised commercials for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  The purpose of the KaleidoscopeDE Cancer Conference was to Empower Survivors – Mind, Body and Spirit.  KaleidoscopeDE Cancer Conference

Raising funds for the Cancer Conference was a monumental task, we sold tickets, solicited donations from local businesses, held a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s and on Friday night hosted a “Cocktails and Comedy” Show.  The show featured comediennes who are all cancer survivors and you can read more about this great show on my blog by clicking here.

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Grateful to the many volunteers who came out early Saturday morning to assist us with the set-up, check-ins, vendors arrangements and moderators.  

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Everything including the presentations made this a very successful conference and for that we are all very thankful.

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Workshop presenters included:

 Liz Brown, PCC, CACP, CWC, owner of Be Well Life Coaching in Centreville, DE –

Kathy Bryan, Certified Cancer and Exercise Trainer –

Wendy Fulford, Certified Natural Health Professional –

Dr. John Glenn, IV, Chiropractor –

Liz Abel, Licensed integrative functional nutritionist –

Amy Marshall, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach –

Anastacia Monguelluzzo, LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist in Delaware

Dr. Susan Silberstein, PhD – Founder and Educational Director or

Sue Palmer, LMT, Licensed Massage Therapist

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The 2016 KaleidoscopeDE Cancer Conference began at 8:00 am with registration, vendor exhibits and light breakfast snacks.  The welcoming greeting and schedule of the day was presented by Sherani then Nicolle welcomed everyone before the the first Empowerment Session which began promptly (not quite) at 9:50 am. 

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Empowerment Session 2 started at 11:00 am and with the layout of the rooms at the Embassy Suites everyone was able to get from one session to the other with ease. 

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There was a wonderful lunch buffet before the final Empowerment Session at 1:20 p.m.  The last session ended at 2:20 and the closing included Raffle Drawings, Door Prizes and Giveaways which ranged from an Invicta and Apple Watch, to a 3-day 2 night stay at a resort in Virginia. 

KaleidoscopeDE Cancer Conference

KaleidoscopeDE Cancer Conference

cancer conference at Embassy Suites

Each attendee received a very nice Tote Bag donated by Tanger Outlet and it contained a lot of informational sheets and other goodies.  Among the many vendors on hand were Alternative Therapy,, BeautyCounter, Black Nurses Association of Northern Delaware, Delaware Chiropractic at Louviers, Health Care Solutions Delaware Valley, Life Changing Hands Massage, MedExpress and Pamper Perfect Mobile Spa, iasoTea, Fusions Taster’s Choice and authors Viviane Philmon and Dr. Nat’e Guyton.

Swag Bag giveaways

KaleidoscopeDE Cancer Conference

  KaleidoscopeDE Cancer Conference

It was a wonderful day and I am looking forward to working with Nicolle again next year on the 2017 KaleidoscopeDE Cancer Conference.

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We have all been touched by cancer and together we are working for a cancer free world. 

chair massages KaleidoscopeDE Cancer Conference

Will you be participating in any Cancer Awareness walks or activities this month?

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vendors at the Cancer Conference the gift of friendship

Cocktails and Comedy

Last Friday night the 2016 Kaleidoscope DE Cancer Conference  kicked off with a Cocktails and Comedy Show at the Embassy Suites in Newark, Delaware.


Belynda Cleare, a member of the Kaleidoscope planning committee as well as a world renown comedian was the host and she along with 6 other comediennes entertained a packed crowd in a sold out house.

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Kaleidoscope DE Cancer Conference was the dream child of Nicolle Surratte and the Cocktails and Comedy show kickoff wasn’t simply a way to raise funds and awareness to women living with all types of cancer.  The Cocktails and Comedy Show was a way to get your laugh on with comics who are also cancer survivors. 

Cocktails and Comedy Show

There were no actual alcoholic “cocktails” served at the show, however, cancer meds and chemo treatments are often referred to as “cocktails” hence the play on words.  I thoroughly enjoyed the show and was glad that hubby was also able to attend as he too had a great time.  

Date night with hubby

Laughter is oftentimes the best medicine and because the comedians could laugh and share their cancer stories in a humorous manner made it easier for others to do so as well. 

Cocktails and Comedy at the Embassy Suites

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The comics for the evening were:

Evelyn Butts

host of Cocktails and Comedy

David Hiltner   Cocktails and Comedy

Norma Nelson 

Comedienne Norma Nelson

Phil Porter

Comic Phil Porter

Gayle “Miss Gayle” Barren 

Cocktails and Comedy

During the evening I posted several videos on my Facebook page and a lot of pictures to my Instagram page.  I highly recommend that you check out each of the comics either there or on YouTube as they are all hilarious!

The 2016 Kaleidoscope Cancer Conference is going to become an annual event in Delaware so make sure you follow along and don’t miss it in 2017. 

Next week I will share some of the highlights from this year’s conference as well as the presenters who came out to educate and empower cancer survivors, mind, body and spirit.

Miss Gayle Comedienne

If you would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Nicolle Surratte, CEO/Founder of NspireD who is also a 5 year cancer THRIVER – 610-812-9997 or


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