Ex-surgeon general will address CHAI Circle

Richard H. Carmona, M.D., the 17th surgeon general of the United States, will be the keynote speaker at the seventh annual CHAI Circle (Cancer, Healing and Inspiration) retreat. The retreat will take place on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Canyon Ranch, 8600 E. Rockcliff Road.

Carmona will present “Women’s Health from Prevention to Cancer: A Surgeon General’s Perspective,” exploring the past few decades in which women’s health has emerged as a unique specialty requiring a revised approach.

The former surgeon general is vice chairman of Canyon Ranch and president of the Canyon Ranch Institute. He has been named a distinguished professor at the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

CHAI Circle is a Jewish Family & Children’s Services program. The retreat is free for Jewish women facing or recovering from cancer, and includes a light breakfast and lunch.

RSVP by Nov. 1 to Andrea Siemens at 795-0300, ext. 2365, or asiemens@jfcstucson.org.