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Washburn Wins Sisters Network Award

October 7, 2011 | Dagny Stuart

Anne Washburn, M.P.H.

Anne Washburn, M.P.H., associate director of Patient and Community Education for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, will receive an award for her support of the Sisters Network Inc.

The group is a national survivorship organization committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African-American community.

Washburn will be honored with the ESTHER (Effective Service Through Health Education and Resources) Award for her role as a community partner with the organization during the Sisters Network Survivorship Gala.

The “Spirit of a Survivor” program will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m., at the Nashville Airport Marriott, 600 Marriott Drive. VICC is one of the sponsors of this event.

“I am so pleased to be recognized on behalf of VICC for our efforts to eliminate health disparities, especially in the African-American community,” said Washburn, who also serves as administrative director for Vanderbilt’s REACH for Survivorship program.

“VICC continues to work closely with the local affiliate of Sisters Network on survivorship and community education initiatives.”

Ingrid Mayer, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and clinical director of Vanderbilt’s Breast Cancer Program, will serve as a special guest speaker during the program.

Tickets for the gala are $50. For more information about the event, call 299-5574, email or visit