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  • Survivorship Day 2019

Embracing a New Future

Cancer Survivorship Day

June 2, 2019
9:30 AM -2:30 PM

Free and Open to the Public
Advance Registration is Required

Schedule of Events
9:30 am – 10:00 am.........Registration
10:00 am – 10:55 am.......Keynote Speaker
11:00 am – 11:50 am.......Light Brunch
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

Enjoy the company of our certified Pet Therapy team! Hunter, the Pomeranian, and Kodiak and Echo, two Bernese mountain dogs.

Music by Longwood Symphony. The Longwood Symphony is an ensemble of students and professionals in healthcare and science that is dedicated to sharing the healing art of music

Keynote speaker:

Living Well After Cancer

Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, OSW-C is the emeritus Oncology Social Work manager at BIDMC. A two-time breast cancer survivor, she is a nationally known speaker, has written two books, and maintains an active blog for the BIDMC Cancer Center. She now has a private psycho-oncology practice in Concord and lives there happily with her husband and new puppy.

Breakout Sessions:


Nia: The Joy of Movement, Music, and Magic

The Nia Technique is a movement practice set to inspiring music. We will move freely to music and focus on feeling good in body, mind, and spirit. Every-Body is welcome to this joyful and relaxing movement experience. “Through Movement We Find Health” is our intention. Led by Suzanne L. Cohen who has taught the Nia Technique in the Boston area for more than 20 years.

Accessing Your Inner Strength with Guided Meditation and Imagery
This experiential workshop will be a fun, relaxing way to nurture yourself while learning some effective guided imagery and meditative techniques. Led by Aline Benoit, MA, CMP, a member of the Mind/Body faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

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 and Lisa Griffith.

Protect your Home against Common Household Toxins

Every day, we come into contact with chemicals in our air, water, food, and the products we use. Many of these chemicals mimic or interfere with the body’s hormones, and can contribute to disease. But there are steps you can take to protect your health. Join Ruthann Rudel, toxicologist and director of research at Silent Spring Institute, to learn about the links between chemicals and cancer, and how to reduce your exposure to create a healthier life for you and your family.

Super-Charge Your Diet with Super Foods

Have you ever wondered what the term “superfood” means? Learn what foods fall into that category, what the health benefits are, and how to incorporate them into your home cooking. Watch a demonstration and try the super-recipe! Led by Mount Auburn Dietitian Emily Lotterhand.

Discovering Self-Care through Journaling

Find out what the term "self-care" means to you and how you might use it. Through a restful, guided meditation and prompted writing (no blank page fear) become in touch with what gives you pleasure, with what nourishes you, and with what you might let go. Led by Pamela Post-Ferrante, MEd, MFA, CAGS, cancer survivor, writer, author, and teacher.

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 Sheri Kennedy.


This program is made possible through generous support of the Sanborn Foundation, Women's Auxiliary of Mount Auburn Hospital, the Hoffman Breast Center Fund, Madeline Crivello, MD, Fund for Wellness and Support, and the Marino Health Foundation Fund.

Register Now

Register here for our FREE event celebrating National Cancer Survivorship Day on Sunday, June 2nd 2019. Email Address required to register online. For more information contact Amanda Baier or call 617-499-5197.

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