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National Cancer Survivors Week

Week-long events from June 3 to June 7, 2024

Join us for an opportunity to recognize members of the cancer survivor community in and around Frederick. Throughout this week long celebration, we will be sharing stories, connecting with other cancer survivors, celebrating personal milestones, raising awareness of ongoing challenges, and recognizing those who have supported us along the way.

Anyone who is newly diagnosed, currently in treatment, or has a history of cancer is encouraged to participate. There will be events, discussions, light refreshments each day, as well as pop up activities and the chance to win prizes. All in-person events will be held at the James M Stockman Institute located at 1562 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick MD, 21702.

Registration is required for these events. If you're interested in attending an event marked as "registration required" please click here to fill out the form and RSVP.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 3

Focus: Courage
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather judgement that something else is more important than fear.” - Ambrose Redmoon

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Look Good Feel Better Class
Enjoy a free makeover and receive a personal skin care and make up kit. Led by Amanda Smith, cosmetologist. (Limited to 20 participants.)

1:00 PM -2:00 PM Health Benefits of Journaling
Learn about the benefits of journaling and tips for starting and maintaining this simple coping and wellness technique. Attendees with receive a journal to get you started. Led by Jodi Gerber, Oncology Social Worker at James M Stockman Cancer Institute.

2:00 PM -3:00 PM Tai Chi Class
An art that incorporates physical movement, breath control and meditation that increases strength, flexibility, and self-esteem. Led by Frank Neely of James M Stockman Cancer Institute Integrative Services.

Tuesday, June 4

Focus: Energy
“The more positive energy you throw into the universe, the more positive energy it gives you back.” -Nitin Namedo

12:00 PM -2:00 PM Acupuncture Group
Receive National Acupuncture Detox Association 5 ear points treatment and meditation. Led by Claudia Olson, Licensed Acupuncturist with James M Stockman Cancer Institute Integrative Services. (Limited to 20 participants).

12:00-2:00 Healing Through Art
Drop in event. Express emotions and creativity through make and take art with Annie Quinlan with James M Stockman Cancer Institute Integrative Services.

2:00-3:00 My Cancer Story
Firefighter and paramedic, John Carnegis, shares his inspiring story of living life and his journey with pancreatic cancer.

Wednesday, June 5

Focus: Renewal
“Your cancer experience is influenced by how your live, and the manner in which you live.”

10:00 AM -11:00 AM Engaging Your Story of Survivorship
In this interactive workshop, we will listen to one another’s stories related to cancer, consider the ways cancer has impacted our lives, and create a takeaway offering to remember that we are alive. Led by Sarah Ramsland, Frederick Health Chaplain

11:00-12:00 Sound Bath Session
Relax and breathe while receiving the sound waves, frequencies, and resonance of singing bowls and tuning forks. Led by Sound of Light Wellness, LLC.

Thursday, June 6

Focus: Hope
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” - Winston Churchill

1:00 PM -2:00 PM Whole Person Care
Learn about a growing approach in medicine toward whole person care which focuses on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual qualities of individuals.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Qi Gong Class
Get moving with this ancient and simple set of movements and breathwork that helps balance your energy, clear out the old and bring in the new. No prior experience necessary. Led by Claudia Olson of James M Stockman Cancer Institute Integrative Services.

Friday, June 7

Focus: Joy
“Carpe diem – Seize the day—make it a good one for you.” Robin Williams

10:00 AM -11:00 AM ProMotion Fitness Program
Learn about this Frederick Health program that is a medically-oriented fitness center with highly qualified staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and a friendly community centered approach. With a provider referral, we offer a safe, supportive, and educational services to individuals that have experienced cancer.

11:00-12:00 Introduction to Yoga & Meditation
Learn basic breath control and body postures that promote health and relaxation. Led by James M Stockman Cancer Institute Integrative Services Yoga Instructors.


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