Cancer survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals are invited to attend the 8th annual educational cancer survivor symposium, “A Celebration of Wellness: Honoring the Spirit of Survivorship”, on June 30, hosted by the Cancer Support Community Central Indiana and Indiana University Health Cancer Centers.
“Cancer care is truly comprehensive; it extends far beyond medications and surgery,” said Jim Terwilliger, Vice President of IU Health Cancer Centers. “We hope to share the expertise and resources necessary to help patients and survivors manage all aspects of physical and mental health.”
Expert panels will discuss diet and nutrition, stress, finances and side effects while interactive sessions will include a cooking demonstration, yoga, art therapy and Qigong. IU Health physicians and researchers will review emerging trends in cancer treatment, and cancer survivors Krysti Hughett and Janet Chilton of Indianapolis, Ind. and Carmel, Ind. respectively, will share their personal stories and messages of hope in the keynote address.
In addition, participants will release 200 butterflies over the canal to recognize the courage and strength of survivors – and those who continue to fight – and to remember those who have succumbed to cancer.
- When: Saturday, June 30, 9:30 am – 3 pm Youth programming is available for children ages 5-15, 9 am – 3 pm
- Where: IU Health Fairbanks Hall, 340 W 10th St., Indianapolis (parking is available on site)
- Cost: Free for cancer patients and survivors, family and friends $20 for healthcare professionals obtaining CEUs
- RSVP: 317.257.1505 or firstname.lastname@example.org