special programs

Prostate Cancer Screening: Recent Controversies and Current Guidelines
Thursday, April 3, 7-8:3
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Presenter: Lori Jones, MD, Partners in Urology, Somerville, NJ
Dr. Jones, urologist at Somerset Medical Center will explain the goals of screening with PSA tests and review the current guidelines related to prostate cancer screening.

Healthy Cooking
Monday, April 7, 6:30-8
Presenter: Jeanne Petrucci, Kathleen Mathis, Nutrition Educators, Living Plate
No single food or food component can protect you against cancer by itself. But strong evidence does show that a diet filled with a variety of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans helps lower risk for many cancers. This whole food, plant-based cooking demonstration focuses on “Foods That Fight Cancer”, a list compiled by the American Institute of Cancer Research (www.aicr.org).

Healing Song-Circle
Wednesday, April 9, 7-8:30 pm
Leader: Sharleen Leahey, Singer, Songwriter, guitarist
Bring your voice and your love of music as we share songs from the 1960s and beyond. We will sing popular ballads, blues tunes and rock’n roll classics by familiar artists. Lyrics Sheets will be provided. Sharleen has been inspired by the healing power of music in her own life and has been leading healing song circles in a variety of settings for over 20 years.

Expressive Arts Workshop: Acrylic Painting
Friday, April 11, 10:30 – Noon (at Center for Contemporary Art-Across the street from CSC)
Guest Instructor: Billie Aber
“Spring Bird’s Nest” No experience necessary and all levels welcome. Go home with a finished painting ready to frame!(space limited).

Nutrition: Cancer Fighting Foods
Tuesday, April 15, 12 – 1 pm
Presenter: Nicole Schaldone, MS, RD, CSO
Use your diet to maximize your health. Nicole will discuss super foods and their super benefits to improving your diet, health and well-being. Join us to learn about the latest super cancer fighting foods and how to incorporate them into your life.

Himalayan Singing Bowl Meditation
Wednesday, April 16, 3:30-4:30 pm
Instructor: Katie Walker, Himalayan Singing Bowl Practitioner
The sounds produced by singing bowls are beautiful, rhythmic and soothing. Using sound to evoke the “relaxation response” is one of the simplest, noninvasive ways to de-stress and promote harmony with the mind and body. You will be guided to relax on a yoga mat or sit comfortably in a chair and allow the Himalayan Singing Bowl sound to wash over you.

What to Wear After a Lumpectomy or Mastectomy (Bring Your Own Lunch)
Wednesday, April 23, 1-2 pm
Presenter: Lisa Lindenberg, Certified Fitter at Steeplechase Wellness Boutique
Lisa is specially trained to help select a full range of image recovery items such as breast prostheses, swimsuits, lingerie, wigs and hair alternatives. See and feel different prostheses and bras and understand what items of clothing are available to you.






Healthy Cooking: Spring into Savory Soups and Salads
Thursday, May 8, 12:30-2 pm

Guest Instructor: Sue Stimpson
Too hot for heavy dinners? Spice up the kitchen with a few simple to prepare, delicious, nutritious soups and salads that will boost your immune system and give you the energy that you need to navigate through treatment and beyond. Breast Cancer survivor and Chef Sue Stimpson will demonstrate and prepare 2 soups and 2 salads for you to enjoy. She will address the nutritional components of each dish.

The Healing Benefits of Drumming
Friday, May 9, 7-8:30 pm

Presenter: Mark Wood
Has your life been touched by cancer? Come and learn about the health benefits of drumming. Experience firsthand, the joy of drumming. No experience is necessary and drums are provided!

Save the Skin You’re In
Tuesday, May 13, 6-8 pm (at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Basking Ridge)
Registration and light dinner 6 pm, Program 6:30 pm
Guest Presenter: Elizabeth A. Quigley, MD, Assistant Attending Physician, Dermatology
Dr. Quigley will offer an overview of the prevention and diagnosis of skin cancer.

Photography Workshop: Getting to Know Your Digital Camera
Thursday, May 15, 1-2:30 pm
Guest Presenter: Walter Choroszewski, Published Photographer
Walter was the primary photographer for the New Jersey tourism campaign “New Jersey and You: Perfect Together” and has published 18 photography books. He brings his photo expertise, humor and “straight-talk” perspective for an introductory class covering the basics of photography and how to apply them in the Digital Age. He will help demystify Menus and Megapixels and will discuss realistic expectations and limitations of today’s Digital Photography.

A Day of Wellness for Women with Cancer
Saturday, May 17, 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Sisters Network of Central New Jersey,
1201 Hamilton Street, Somerset

Come and learn ways to reduce stress and promote good health. Take home tools to help bring energy into your life!

Nutrition: Recent Controversies “Help…What is Safe to Eat!?”
Thursday, May 22, 12:30-1:30 pm
Guest Presenter: Kathryn Hamilton, RD, CDN, CSO from Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown
Kathryn will discuss the nutrition and health aspects of commercially grown food, organically grown food and plant-based food modified genetically or through irradiation. If these are safe, what is behind the battle over labeling of genetically engineered food (GMO)?

Times are subject to change, please double check our Program Calendar for any changes. If you would like to register for one of our many programs, please fill out this form and e-mail it to elevine@cancersupportcnj.org.

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