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Aurora announces Cancer Care Connection series

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Aurora Health Care announces a Cancer Care Connection support group series for 2008.

"This series is a great way to learn about the emotional aspects of cancer and how they affect the body," said O. Halaweh, MD, a medical oncologist, hematologist and internist at Aurora Health Center in Marinette. "It is important for patients and family members to know there are ways to cope with cancer. The Cancer Care Connection support group cares about the affects cancer has on individuals and wants to help."

Throughout the next year, there are 12 events scheduled. All of them are free and open to the community, including cancer patients, their family, friends, and caregivers. The presentations start at 6 p.m. and are held at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at the Aurora Health Center on Old Peshtigo Road in Marinette. Here is the schedule of events.

  • "Exercising For Your Wellness," will be presented by Jessie Carriveau, Aurora Health Care's physical therapist, on Jan. 24.
  • "Sharing and Caring - Round Table Support Group" is scheduled on Feb. 28.
  • Janice Vande Hei with Naturally For You will present on "Mastectomy Products" on March 27.
  • "Sharing and Caring - Round Table Support Group" is scheduled on April 24.
  • "Reflexology and its Health Benefits" will be presented by Nicole Twork with Touches of Natural Healing, on May 22.
  • "Sharing and Caring - Round Table Support Group" is scheduled on June 26.
  • Bunny Kotecki, a stylist with Bunny's Hair Shop will present "Look Good Feel Better," on July 24.
  • "Sharing and Caring - Round Table Support Group" is scheduled on Aug. 28.
  • The Sept. 25 event will focus on "Cancer Syndromes - Who is at Risk," featuring Amy Mach-Schoenebeck, MS, CGC, with Aurora BayCare Medical Center.
  • "Sharing and Caring - Round Table Support Group" is scheduled on Oct. 23.
  • Nola Hardy, a registered dietician with Aurora Health Center will present "Fighting Cancer With a Fork," on Nov. 20.
  • "Sharing and Caring - Round Table Support Group" is scheduled on Dec. 18.

For more information about the Cancer Care Connection support group, call Lisa or Carol at 715-732-8100.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Krissy Behnke (920) 496-6365

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