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Entries in cleveland (3)

Best Doctors in Cleveland

Cleveland Magazine's March 2012 Best Doctors in Cleveland issue features two of our CWRU Alpha Chi Omega sisters, including the cover doctor!

Yes that is 1986 initiate Dr. Smitha Krishnamurthi, oncologist at University Hospitals. She wants you to know that a colonoscopy could save your life. (see her video on the local news that we shared in 2009: ) 

Also featured in the magazine is Dr. Marie Budev, a critical care physician who works with lung transplant patients at the Cleveland Clinic. 

Best Doctors 2012: 15 pieces of wisdom for a healthier lifestyle

Internal Info

Colonoscopies may not be fun, but they can be lifesaving. A recent study found that a colonoscopy can significantly reduce the risk of death from colon cancer by finding lesions on the left side of the colon. "Colon cancer is a very curable disease," says Dr. Smitha Krishnamurthi, gastrointestinal disease team leader for University Hospitals' Seidman Cancer Center. "So that is an advantage of a colonoscopy — it can visualize the polyp, and in the same procedure you can have the polyp removed."

17th Annual Break the Silence Luncheon - DVC Cleveland

On Tuesday, October 19th, the Domestic Violence Center of Cleveland hosts their 17th Annual Break the Silence Luncheon from 11:30am - 1:30pm at Windows on the River. 

Mu Tau Mu is proud and very excited to be able to sponsor two Alpha Chi Omega collegians to attend the event! Get your tickets here!

Melissa Moore, author of Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer's Daughter is the luncheon speaker. 

From the event flyer: "Melissa G. Moore, the daughter of Keith Hunter Jesperson, a man infamously known as the Happy Face serial killer, shares her personal experiences of surviving domestic violence abuse and how she escaped the perpetual cycle of violence. As seen on Oprah and Good Morning America, Melissa provides strength and hope, encouraging women who blame themselves to retain their belief in their self worth and life purpose when facing adversity."

From "Throughout her life, Melissa Jesperson Moore had to hide her true identity. She had pretended that life was perfect after her parents divorced and she was suddenly uprooted from everything familiar and loving. She had to be silent, and to pretend not to be disturbed or upset by her father's actions. Those experiences prepared Melissa to hide the deepest, darkest secret of all. As she began making different choices, building a successful and loving life on her own, her heart began to fill with rays of hope, though she could never quite rid herself of the dark shadow of secrecy and shame. Then one day, her beautiful, innocent daughter looked into her eyes and said, "Mommy, everybody's got a daddy. Where's your daddy?" Shattered Silence is an astonishing, true narrative of personal and spiritual transformation. From her secret life as "the daughter of The Happy Face Serial Murderer" to a woman that bared her soul and inspired millions, Melissa leads the reader on the vulnerable, compelling, and sometimes very raw journey of what it took to shatter the silence, and claim her own life."

 See all the events DVC has planned for Domestic Violence Awareness Month here, and follow DVC on Twitter @DVCCleveland. Follow the author Melissa Moore on Twitter as well @missybeans.

16th Annual Break the Silence Luncheon - DVC Cleveland

On Tuesday, October 20th, the Domestic Violence Center of Cleveland hosts their 16th Annual Break the Silence Luncheon from 11am - 1pm at Windows on the River. 

Mu Tau Mu is proud and very excited to be able to sponsor three Alpha Chi Omega collegians to attend the event! Get your tickets here!

Janine Latus, author of If I Am Missing or Dead, is the special guest speaker. From DVC's website:

"About Janine Latus: In April 2002, Janine Latus’s youngest sister, Amy, wrote a note and taped it to the inside of her desk drawer. “Today Ron Ball and I are romantically involved” it read, “but I fear I have placed myself at risk in a variety of ways. Based on his criminal past, writing this out just seems like the smart thing to do. If I am missing or dead this obviously has not protected me...” That same spring Janine Latus was struggling to leave her own abusive marriage.

"She was on a business trip, when she received a call asking if she’d heard from Amy. She was missing. After an extensive search, it took more than two weeks to find Amy’s body. It took nearly two years before her killer, her former boyfriend Ron Ball, was sentenced for her murder. 

"Haunted, Latus turned her journalistic eye inward.  Her New York Times bestseller, If I Am Missing or Dead, is a heart-wrenching journey of discovery as she traces the roots of her own -- and her sister’s -- victimization with unflinching candor. At once a confession, a call to break the cycle of abuse, and a deeply felt love letter to her baby sister, Amy, If I Am Missing or Dead is an unforgettable read, and Latus is an unforgettable speaker."

See all the events DVC has planned for Domestic Violence Awareness Month here, and follow DVC on Twitter @DVCCleveland.