10th Annual Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference Set for August 8, 2018 in Tacoma


August 8, 2018, Tacoma, WA – The Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference is the largest educational and inspirational gathering of cancer survivors in this community. The conference is set for Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner in Tacoma. The event is free but registration is required. To register, visit www.pccancersurvivorship.org or call 253-207-5151.

2018 marks the 10th Annual Anniversary of this event.

This conference is open to all people affected by cancer as patients, family members and caregivers. The event is designed to allow survivors to connect and learn more about all aspects of the cancer journey. Topics discussed at the conference focus on the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the cancer journey. This year’s keynote presentation features Willie Stewart, prostate cancer survivor and community advocate. Willie is best known for his 36 years serving the Tacoma School District and for his inspirational dedication to positively impact the lives of those around him. The event also features many breakout sessions on topics of interest to survivors and caregivers. Major sponsors include CHI Franciscan Health, University of Puget Sound, MultiCare Health System, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and American Cancer Society, in addition to contributions and assistance from dozens of community organizations and cancer advocates.

Breakout sessions cover many topics including:

  • Cancer and Marriage
  • Organic Cleaning
  • Home De-cluttering Techniques
  • A Variety of Diet and Nutrition Talks
  • Yoga and Exercise Classes
  • Mindfulness
  • Adjustment and Coping Skills
  • Positive Affirmations, Humor and Laughter
  • Breast Cancer Panel of Experts
  • Palliative Medicine Update
  • Grief, Loss & Bereavement
  • Immunotherapy Treatments
  • Tools for Survivorship
  • Creativity Through Art
  • Current Cancer Research
  • Self Care for the Caregiver
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Lift the Fog of Chemo Brain

Full listing at www.pccancersurvivorship.org

Contacts: Committee Co-Chairs: Jamie Dobosz, JamieDobosz@chifranciscan.org , 253-530-2936 or JoAnne Fletcher, joannefle@comcast.net, 253-564-7580, or Marketing Chair, Rachael Costner, rcostner@traminw.com, 253-583-8613

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