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Health

Cancer Support Center hosted successful camp

Kathleen Daly, clinical program director (from left), Cancer Support Center; Terri L. Winfree, president, Prairie State College; Sue Armato, executive director, Cancer Support Center; and Sondra Taylor, program director, Cancer Support Center
Kathleen Daly, clinical program director (from left), Cancer Support Center; Terri L. Winfree, president, Prairie State College; Sue Armato, executive director, Cancer Support Center; and Sondra Taylor, program director, Cancer Support Center

On Sept. 16, more than 120 cancer survivors and their supporters participated in The Cancer Support Center’s inaugural Cancer Survivor Camp at Prairie State College.

This free event was planned and implemented by cancer survivors who have visited the center.

The daylong conference focused on embracing the new normal of survivorship featured experts from the Chicago area who specialize in cancer care and discussed on topics including spirituality, intimacy, nutrition, meditation, fitness, relationships and experiences from other cancer survivors.

Additionally, there was a vendor fair to provide resources and information to the survivors at the event, as well as informative breakout sessions on topics beyond the usual topics of medical care and medicine.

The Cancer Support Center is a community-based, volunteer-driven, donor-supported organization that gives strength, guidance and support to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis, as well as to their loved ones.

Programs, resources and services are delivered by professional therapists, counselors, nutritional educator, and experts; and are provided in a warm, nurturing setting at no cost to participants.

The center has two locations, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena, and 2028 Elm Road, Homewood.

For information, call 708-798-9171 or visit cancersupportcenter.org.

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