Fletcher Allen and Eleanor B. Daniels Fund Sponsor Free Educational Program for Cancer Survivors and Their Supporters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     
September 14, 2009 

CONTACT:                                       
Sherry Daniels
Eleanor B. Daniels Fund
(802) 434-3979
Sdaniels2@cs.com  

(Burlington, VT) – The Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Fletcher Allen and the Eleanor B. Daniels Fund are pleased to present “Families Surviving Cancer,” a free, educational program for survivors of cancer and their supporters on Saturday, September 19, from 8:30 am to noon at the Burlington Sheraton Conference Center.  The event is sponsored by The Eleanor B. Daniels Fund.

PROGRAM DETAILS

WHAT: Exploring Survivorship: Families Surviving Cancer  
A Free Program for Survivors and their Supporters

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2009 from 8:30 am to Noon

WHERE: Sheraton Burlington Conference Center

SCHEDULE:

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Welcome and light refreshments
8:30-9:45 Survivors Dialogue – panel of cancer survivors with Heather Barton, M.A., Moderator
10:00-10:45 Family Link: Updates and Impacts on Cancer Treatment with Dr. Cheung Wong, Fletcher Allen/UVM
10:45-11:30 Healing Support Circle with Heather Barton, M.D.
11:35-11:45 Closing Word Ceremony with Sherry Daniels


The program will begin with a “Cancer Survivors Dialogue” during which a unique panel of cancer survivors and their supporters will candidly discuss their experiences living through cancer diagnosis and treatment, and how they approach their daily lives.  Other presentations include:

  • Dr. Cheung Wong, Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Fletcher Allen and associate professor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine on “The Family Link:  Updates and Impacts on Cancer Treatment.”
  • “Healing Support Circle”- an interactive session that will explore issues and insights relating to survivorship lead by Heather Barton, M.A. of the Cancer Patient Support Program. 
  • Closing Word Ceremony lead by Sherry Daniels, cancer survivor and sister of Eleanor B. Daniels.

Members of the public wishing to attend the event should call 847-3919 to make a reservation. For more information, go to www.ebdfund.org.  

The Eleanor B. Daniels Fund was created in 2004 in honor of Eleanor B. Daniels, a beloved artist, mother, and teacher.  Her courageous efforts in the area of cancer trials have advanced the techniques of cancer treatment today.  The EBD Fund is dedicated to supporting education, research and development efforts for gynecologic malignancies and women’s health issues.  The Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Fletcher Allen provides free educational programs for the public each fall and spring, sponsored by the Eleanor B. Daniels Fund.