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The Art of Living - Life Beyond Cancer Conference Coming to Boston
In its third year, Friends of Mel Foundation is proud to present The Art of Living – Life Beyond Cancer, a full day conference to be held November 2nd that supports, inspires and informs cancer survivors and their caregivers alike.
The Art of Living – Life Beyond Cancer conference provides a forum for people to frankly discuss heartfelt, often unspoken, concerns with experts and others who have been down a similar path. For some survivors and caregivers, the feelings of depression, fear and sadness they experience upon diagnosis become pervasive and psychologically debilitating, even after successful treatment. “Distress,”
“The goal of the conference is to empower, recharge and — most importantly — equip people to live life beyond cancer,” said Pauline Alighieri, executive director, Friends of Mel Foundation. “At The Art of Living – Life Beyond Cancer conference, survivors will learn that they are not alone, that there is a community who shares their experience.”
The day’s 16 skill-building seminars will be facilitated by experts from across the U.S. and Canada. Presentations will provide practical techniques for tackling issues like brain fog, weight management and getting back into the job market. Others will take the veil off some of the toughest issues of cancer survivorship, such as regaining connection with your partner, concerns about body image, living without fear, dealing with the cost of treatment, and thinking through the legacy you will leave your family. For a complete list of the day’s workshops, please visit the Friends of Mel Foundation conference website (http://friendsofmel.org/
“This conference is so important because it gives cancer survivors an opportunity to discuss the reality of survivorship. The ‘dirty little secret’ is that while most survivors are doing well, they’re also struggling with issues that are a direct result of their cancer journey. A conference like this honors this reality by acknowledging their concerns and offers them the tools to overcome them,” said Richard Boyajian, RN,MS, ANP, Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Based in Rockland, Mass., the Friends of Mel Foundation’s mission is to provide quality cancer care for the whole patient by funding cancer research, education and support. The organization’
WHAT: THE ART OF LIVING - LIFE BEYOND CANCER CONFERENCE
WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 8:00AM – 4:00PM
WHERE: Marriott Hotel, Quincy, Massachusetts
COST: $25; which includes breakfast and lunch. Parking at the hotel is complimentary.
NOTE: Please, no children under 13
To register and learn more about the conference, visit http://www.friendsofmel.org