We had our February meeting and it was a great success. The support group opened with the introduction of our three new co-leaders: Wanda, Bruce, and Andrew. Most of you already know Wanda and Bruce. They are the official co-hosts of the meetings. Andrew is a full time student, and will be mostly behind the scenes. Our group founders, Terri, Rosie, and Don made it to the meeting as well.
After that, everyone introduced themselves and told us a little about their experience fighting bladder cancer, what kind of treatments they had, where they went for treatment, and how they coped and navigated the maze of emotions and intricate health services. It was an informative and educational experience. Thank you all for sharing your amazing stories. They are an inspiration to us all.
The scheduled speaker from AstraZeneca had to reschedule his talk. Miss Carla Stevens, oncology program coordinator, from Summerlin Hospital, graciously stepped in and gave an informative presentation for The Caring Place. For those of you who don’t know. The Caring Place offer many activities and programs for cancer survivors and their caregivers. From their website:
“The Caring Place, a program of Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, is dedicated to easing the journey of those touched by cancer. An oasis away from medical facilities, The Caring Place provides no-cost programs and services to support, educate and empower those who have or have had cancer, their family members, friends,and caregivers.
Our programs and services are intended to assist in healing mind, body and soul and are not a replacement for medical care. We are committed to improving your quality of life and helping you experience joy and peace.”
The program offers: support groups, massage therapy, reflexology, gentle yoga, reiki, craniosacral therapy, art classes, jewelry making, exercise classes, nutrition lectures, guided imagery, and meditation for stress reduction.
For more information, contact The Caring Place at 702-871-7333.