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The Cancer Support Center Announces Survivor Camp on September 16

The Cancer Support Center Announces Survivor Camp on September 16 [08/24/2017]

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The Cancer Support Center
Brandon Newberry
Media Coordinator

On Saturday, September 16, The Cancer Support Center will host their first ever Survivor Camp. The event is free and will be held at The Conference Center at Prairie State College at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the event will start at 9 a.m. and run until 2 p.m.

The event will feature guest speakers from some of the most well known healthcare professionals in the area including Rev. Carl Williamson from Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Betsy Campione PT, DPT, CLT-LANA from Balance Fitness for Life and Liz Gold, MS, RDN, from Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment. Additionally, there will be a resource fair for participants to gather information regarding potential beneficial services.

“The first ever Survivor Camp is all about embracing the new norm that any cancer diagnosis forces on survivors. Our goal at this conference is to give survivors the information and tools they need to have the highest quality of life during and after cancer,” said Sue Armato, Executive Director of The Cancer Support Center.

“With recognized medical speakers and others at this free event, we look forward to having survivors from throughout Chicagoland come and learn how to move forward, away from pain and hurt. Planned by our very own survivors at The Center, you can bet that the topics will be relevant and impactful.”

This event is entirely free and is open to anyone who has battled or is currently battling cancer. Caregivers are welcome to join and take part in the sessions as well. To register for the conference, please visit http://cancersupportcenter.org/programs-activities/conference-registration/.

The Cancer Support Center gives strength, guidance and support to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis, as well as to their loved ones. The Center is a community-based, volunteer-driven, donor-supported organization. Programs, resources and services are delivered by professional therapists, counselors, nutritional educators, 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, Illinois 60448, and 2028 Elm Road, Homewood, Illinois 60430.

For more information about The Cancer Support Center, please email Brandon Newberry at bnewberry@cancersupportcenter.org or call 708-798-9171. For more information about Prairie State College, visit prairiestate.edu or contact Andrea Small at 708-709-2948 or asmall2@prairiestate.edu.