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Survivorship Day 2018

Embracing Survivorship
A free event celebrating National Cancer Survivorship Day

Sunday, June 3, 2018
9:30 am – 2:30 pm


9:30 am – 10:00 am ~ Registration

10:00 am – 10:55 am ~ Keynote Speaker

11:00 am – 11:50 am ~ Light Lunch

12:00 pm – 12:40 pm ~ Breakout Session One

12:45 pm – 1:25 pm ~ Breakout Session Two

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ~ Survivor Panel/Closing Remarks

Complimentary parking available in either the East or West Garage.

During the registration period come play with our Pet Therapy team. Kodiak and Echo are Bernese Mountain dogs who have been trained and certified as Therapy Dogs.

Join Susan and Jonathan Zucker, “Painter without Borders,” expressive art experience.

Music by Longwood Chorus.

Keynote Speakers

Ricardo Wellish, MD  ~ “Art is Healing”
Dr. Ricardo Wellisch is an internist affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. He received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and has been a primary care physician in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Wellisch leads the Clinical Competency Committee for Mount Auburn Hospital’s internal medicine residency program. Collaborating with art educators at the Harvard Art Museums, he also engages medical residents in the process of self- and group-reflection through exposure to the visual arts.

Corinne Zimmerman
Director of Museum Education at the Isabella
Stuart Gardner Museum.

Breakout Sessions

Meditation and Labyrinth Walking
Mindfulness Meditation teaches us how to respond more effectively to stress, pain, and illness. A labyrinth will be used for a walking meditation practice, guided by Rev. Beth Loomis.


Treat yourself to the benefits of breath awareness and gentle stretching. As the body and mind relax, a return to our body’s natural balance occurs. These two breakout sessions feature variations of yoga for all levels of participants.

Session One: Chair yoga is a restorative-based practice in which all movements are done seated in a chair. Instructor: Bonnie Randall.

Session Two: Gentle floor yoga will involve both chair, standing and floor poses. Instructor: Esteban DaCruz.

Knitting for Health
Knitting has been shown to help focus, reduce anxiety, enhance self-esteem and provides a creative outlet. Come learn the basic knitting stitches, whether new to knitting or an experienced knitter. Instructors: Beth Hardiman, MD.

Reiki & Community Acupuncture (Ear only)
Give yourself the gift of self-care. Participants will receive 15 minutes of both Reiki and ear acupuncture (Auriculotherapy), using press tacks-no needles. You will be assigned which treatment you will get first at the door. Always the first to fill-up, so reserve your spot fast! No walk-ins.

Mindful Eating
Learn how to listen to your body’s own hunger and satiety cues, enjoy the smells, taste, and texture with mindful eating techniques. Led by Emily Lotterhand, RD, and dietitian interns.

Painting Wellness
Explore the creative process with hands-on art, using water colors as the medium, and setting wellness as the intention. All are welcome, no painting experience needed. Led by Shari Kennedy.

This program is made possible through generous donations to the Hoffman Breast Center Fund, Madeline Crivello, MD, Fund for Wellness and Support, Marino Health Foundation Fund

For more information contact Sarah Collins at 617-499-5197 or

Register Now

Register here for our FREE event celebrating National Cancer Survivorship Day on Sunday, June 3rd 2018. Email Address required to register online. For more information contact Sarah Collins or call 617-499-5197.

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