Sept. 27 in Geneseo, NY: Complementary Therapies & Breast Cancer


Evening Seminar in Geneseo NY


Join us for an evening educational seminar!
Complementary Therapies & Breast Cancer


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:30pm


Goodwill of the Finger Lakes (Community Room)
Geneseo Towne Plaza
4119 Lakeville Rd.
Geneseo, NY 14454

This event is free and open to the public. Registration for the event is not required. 

This event is closed to the press to protect the privacy of attendees; however, press inquiries are welcome and can be directed to the Coalition’s Tracy Brown at

About This Presentation

Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation… what other tools can be used in conjunction with these traditional methods for treating breast cancer? Complementary therapies are those used along with conventional medicine. Many can relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.

Join us in Geneseo as Shannon Chanler, a licensed oncology acupuncturist, and Deborah Scodese French, a registered yoga trainer, discuss the benefits of complementary therapies.

Questions about this educational seminar? Please call Tracy Brown, Regional Outreach Director for the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, at 585-473-8177  or email

Download a flyer for this event here.

Shannon B. Chanler MA., L.Ac.

Presenter Shannon ChanlerShannon Chanler provides evidence based medicine to gently support individuals in their healing, whether for recovery or for comfort. Acupuncture has demonstrated in clinical studies alleviation of some of the negative side effects of pharmaceuticals, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Conversely, acupuncture has a positive effect of restoring balance and a sense of well-being to the patient.

Shannon provides services at Rochester Regional Health – Lipson Cancer Center in Rochester. She also sees clients at The Gardener’s Cottage at Sweet Briar in Geneseo.

Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance, State University of New York (SUNY) – Brockport (1982)
Graduate Certificate in Laban Bartenieff Movement Analysis, Movement Therapy, NYC (1985)
Masters Candidate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College (2008)
Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist, Diplomat (2008)
Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital, N.Y.C., Integrative Medicine Program Certification: Applications for acupuncture in western clinical cancer patient care (2007)

Deborah Scodese French, RYT

Presenter Deb FrenchDeborah Scodese French is an experienced teacher with students of all ages, abilities, and specific needs. She is an alumna of the Dance Department at SUNY Geneseo where as Adjunct Dance Faculty she teaches a variety of courses: jazz, modern, Zumba, yoga.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities at the College, Deb is the the Outdoor Educator / Director of Women’s Wellness for Pack Paddle Ski – of which she is a co-owner. She also serves as the Wellness and Fitness Instructor at the Arc of Livingston County where she teaches fitness and yoga classes for employees. She has also worked with the Livingston County Department of Health and the Noyes Hospital Wellness Program. Deb will lead the Coalition’s Gentle Yoga classes in Geneseo beginning in fall 2016.

Bachelor of Art in Psychology / Minor in Dance, State University of New York (SUNY) – Geneseo (1985)
Master of Art in Dance Education, State University of New York (SUNY) – Brockport (1989)
Yoga Fit (2012- Present) / Yoga Fit Level 1 Certification
Completed Level 1 Yoga Fit teacher training (2012)
Completed Level 2 Yoga Fit Teacher training (2013)
Shakti Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training (2015)

Our Community Co-Sponsor for this Educational Seminar

Thank you for your support!

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan
New York State 59th Senate District (website)