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Loving Your Tummy

loving your tummy

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., June 18

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., June 30

Do you ever experience digestive discomfort? You’re not alone! Millions of Americans suffer from indigestion, cramps, acid reflux, bloating, constipation and diarrhea.  Luckily, there are specific foods that can help with many of these common digestive complaints and may help trim your waistline at the same time. Choose one of three available dates to attend this workshop where you will learn how common foods such as garlic, onions, apples and plums may be causing your digestive system undue stress. While other foods such as spinach, tomatoes, blueberries and strawberries may help keep your digestive system humming along. Join us to learn some quick tips for good digestion and sample recipes.  Presented by Sue Delegrange, M.S., R.D., CSSD

Unless otherwise noted, programs are free, open to the public and held in our Healing Arts Center, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Please call 484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560 for more information or to reserve a seat.

Dragon Boat Races!

FW dragon boat logoThe inaugural Fort Wayne Dragon Boat races are coming to River Palooza.  Proceeds will benefit Cancer Services.

Opening Ceremonies:

6 p.m.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Headwaters Park West, 330 S. Clinton St.

Be sure to visit the Cancer Services booth where you can purchase a flower in honor of a friend or loved one to float in the river.

Race Day:

9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Headwaters Park West, 330 S. Clinton St.

Races run from Wells Street Bridge to Harrison Street Bridge

There will be live music and entertainment, food trucks, souvenirs, a kid’s play area, face painting and games. Please visit www.riverpaloozafw.org for more information and maps showing where to park.

The Big “O” and the Big “C”: 201 Intimacy Enhancers

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday May 28

Please join us for a second educational workshop on intimacy andholding hands cancer. Jen Fecher, a knowledgeable educator at Boudoir Noir’s School of Loving Arts, will share ways to improve intimacy and pleasure during and after cancer treatment. She will also discuss specific products available to enhance your intimate relationship. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and gain helpful ideas for new things to try.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are free, open to the public and held in our Healing Arts Center, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Please call 484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560 for more information or to reserve a seat.

 

Upcoming Genetic Testing Series Presentations

Parkview Health Genetic Counselors Rebecca Nelson, M.S. and Sarah King, M.S. will be presenting a two-part series on cancer and genetic testing in May.

  • May 6, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – The Genetics of Lady Business: A Discussion of Hereditary

This program will focus on rare hereditary causes of breast and ovarian cancer (BRCA1/2).  During this talk we will review basic genetics, family risk assessment, high risk medical management, genetic testing options, and the role of a genetic counselor.  We will reveal tips and tricks for collecting a family health history.  And, yes, there will be time to discuss Angelina Jolie-Pitt.

  • May 20, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Bringing up the Rear: A Discussion of Hereditary Colon Cancer

This final installment of the two part series will focus on rare hereditary causes of colon cancer (Lynch syndrome and FAP).  During this talk we will again review basic genetics, family risk assessment, high risk medical management, genetic testing options, and the role of a genetic counselor.  We will reveal tips and tricks for collecting a family health history specific to colon cancer.   Last “butt” not least, a review of nationwide efforts to start screening all colon tumors for Lynch syndrome will be included.

Both programs are free, open to the public and held in our Healing Arts Center, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.  Please call 484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560 for more information or to reserve a seat.

 

Mondays @ Racine

Please join Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana to see this touching, award-winning documentary!

“Mondays at Racine” is the story of two sisters who open their hair salon the third Monday of every month to help women with cancer.  The film, directed by Cynthia Wade, received a 2013 Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary (Short Subject).

Following the movie, there will be a short Q & A session on self-image during cancer treatment led by Marsha Haffner, Director of Clinical Services at Cancer Services.

Exhibitors from Your Virgin Hair, Urban Updates, and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana will have information available. This event is collaboration by Cinema Center, Green Hair Revolution and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana with proceeds benefiting Cancer Services.

Cancer Services will also welcome donations of new or gently used wigs.

“Mondays at Racine”

6:30 p.m., Monday, April 20, 2015

Cinema Center

 437 E. Berry St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Tickets: $8

Call Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana at (260)484-9560 for more information.

Join us for the 2015 Lapper & Survivors Day Celebration

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The 2015 Lapper a fundraising walk for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. The purpose of the event is to honor people touched by cancer by walking as many laps as you can. the point is to test your endurance and push past your comfort zones just as people with cancer do every day.

Bring a friend, form a team and help raise money to support the programs and services provided by Cancer Services.

This year the goal is to raise $70,000. All the money will go to Cancer Services and help support programs for people with cancer in our community.

To learn more about Lapper 2015 or to register a team, visit the event website at http://lapper2015.kintera.org/

 

New Grief Program

One thing that is important to know is that there is no “right” way to grieve.  It’s also true that a traditional bereavement support group may not be the most comfortable fit for everyone. However, everyone deserves to have a trusted help during the grieving process.

That is why Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana offers two support groups that are open to any adult who has experienced the death of a loved one.  The death does not need to be cancer related.

Our ongoing support group meets every Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Healing Arts Center. This group is facilitated by Dar Richardson.

On February 24, 2015 we are starting a new grief program that is a partnership with Visiting Nurse. The program runs for 10 consecutive weeks (Feb. 24-April 28) and will meet on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. This program is curriculum-based using Alan Wolfelt’s book, “Understanding Your Grief,” and will be led by Bonnie Davis of Visiting Nurse.

The program is especially useful for people who are newly bereaved, usually defined as up to the two year mark of the loss.

Please call Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana at (260)484-9560 to reserve your place.

Holiday Shopping to benefit Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

You can help families in our community who are fighting cancer and get some of your holiday shopping done. Please consider shopping at AmozonSmile and a portion of your Amazon purchase will be donated to Cancer Services.

Here is what to do:

1) Click the link below

2) Sign in as if you were on Amazon

3) Type in Cancer Services of Allen County Inc (our legal name)

4) You are ready to shop!

It’s that easy!

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/35-0965609

 

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