Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Fletcher Allen and Eleanor B. Daniels Fund Sponsor Free Educational Program for Cancer Survivors and Their Supporters
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 14, 2009
Eleanor B. Daniels Fund
(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.
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
|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.