• Living Proof: Celebrating Survivorship
    June 2013


    Workshop Schedule

    Please use our online form or call 800-883-6012 to register in advance for the free workshops listed here.

    Complimentary parking will be available in Dana-Farber's parking garage for attendees who register in advance for workshops.

    Survivorship Education: Stress Management

    Wednesday, June 5
    10:30 a.m.– noon
    Blum Patient and Family Resource Center (first floor, Yawkey Center for Cancer Care)

    This seminar is part of a monthly survivorship education series focused on techniques and tools to help survivors adjust to life after treatment. This month's topic is stress management. Please register in advance.

    Expert Forum: What’s Happening In Survivorship Research?

    Monday, June 17
    5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
    Yawkey 306

    Hear from leading experts in cancer survivorship as they highlight research being done at Dana-Farber and nationally. The panel will address the importance of research in survivorship, including where survivorship research needs to be focused and what unanswered questions remain. The panel will feature leaders in adult and pediatric cancers, sexual health, psychology, primary care, and patient advocacy. This forum will include a question-and-answer session in which you can pose questions to the experts. Please register in advance.

    Advocacy Workshop: Fighting Cancer through an Online Community

    Tuesday, June 18
    4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
    Yawkey 307

    Want to influence the future of cancer research and care? Ever wondered how the legislative process works? Join Dana-Farber's Legislative Action Network to learn how to become part of an online community dedicated to fighting cancer. You'll hear survivors talk about their experiences as legislative advocates, and find out how your advocacy could help improve the lives of cancer patients and their families. Please register in advance.

    Survivorship Reads: Book Discussion

    Wednesday, June 19
    3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    Blum Patient and Family Resource Center (first floor, Yawkey Center for Cancer Care)

    Join us for our monthly survivorship book discussion. We read mostly nonfiction and often go “beyond the book” to discuss common themes that affect survivors after treatment ends. This month’s book will be “A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table,” by Molly Wizenberg. Please register in advance.

    Reduce Stress with Self-Care Massage

    Wednesday, June 19
    10:00 a.m. – noon
    Yawkey 306

    Learn massage techniques you can use yourself from massage therapists Bambi Mathay, LMT, and Theresa Ochenkoski, LMT, who work in Dana-Farber’s Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies. Massage is an ancient practice that may help improve your circulation and immune system, lower your anxiety and stress, and improve your general sense of well-being. Please register in advance.

    Fight Cancer with Your Fork

    Thursday, June 20
    10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    Blum Patient and Family Resource Center (first floor, Yawkey Center for Cancer Care)

    Join a nutritionist from Dana-Farber to learn how to separate nutrition facts from fiction, and how to use healthy eating as a way to live well beyond cancer. Please register in advance.

    Spiritual Practices and Stress Reduction

    Friday, June 28
    10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    Blum Patient and Family Resource Center (first floor, Yawkey Center for Cancer Care)

    Chaplains from Dana-Farber’s Spiritual Care program offer a workshop on spiritual practices for stress reduction. The workshop’s goal is to help participants find ways to cope with daily stress and improve quality of life. It will include an educational component with discussion and tips for practical integration of the techniques in everyday life. Please register in advance.

    Creative Arts: Survivorship Quilts

    Various locations, until June 19

    Patients, survivors, family, friends, and caregivers are invited to design a quilt square representing the journey through cancer. You can be as creative as you’d like with your design to reflect your thoughts and emotions during and after treatment. All squares will be used to make a quilt that will be displayed at the Living Proof keynote event on Thursday, June 20. Registration is not required for this program. Simply visit one of these locations:

    • Pediatric patients and loved ones: Quilt squares will be available on tables in Dana 3 and Yawkey 5, June 12 through 19.
    • Adult patients and loved ones: Visit the art studio in the Blum Patient and Family Resource Center (Yawkey 1) from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, until June 19.


    Have questions about any of the workshops listed here? Please call 800-883-6012 or email Survivorship_Programs@dfci.harvard.edu.

    Sponsored by the Perini Family Survivors' Center 

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