In 2007, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern began a program called Cancer Connections. Cancer Connections was a monthly event held for individuals affected by a cancer diagnosis, to learn about services, meet advocacy groups and get the tools needed to manage the disease. Now in it’s fifth year, Cancer Connections is debuting a new format, location and time to better serve the cancer community!
Cancer Connections will now be a held three times a year, with the first event on Saturday, March 24th at Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago. The new event format will provide ways for both survivors and caregivers to learn wellness strategies for the mind, body and spirit. Cancer Connections will introduce tools, techniques and services used to re-energize individuals living with a cancer diagnosis. What you can expect:
Learn simple strategies for eating healthier, move more, and manage the stress and sleep difficulties sometimes associated with cancer.
Connect with networking groups, peer support programs and other communities, including the Oncofertility Consortium, committed to ensuring no one fights cancer alone.
Renew the sense of well-being by sampling massage, acupuncture, guided imagery, healing touch and other integrative therapies
Cancer Connections will also have licensed massage therapists on hand and workshops/breakout sessions on topics including:
- Simple Strategies for Physical Fitness
- Introduction to Yoga
- The Secret of Support
- Caring for the Caregiver
- Conversation about Hope
- Guided Imagery / Meditation