On Saturday, November 6th, 2010 the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program and Seattle Children's Hospital will host its second pediatric Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness educational event.
This year's keynote speaker is Sean Swarner. Sean is a two-time pediatric cancer survivor, Advanced Stage IV Hodgkins disease (age 13) and Askin’s Sarcoma (age 16). He uses his experiences to help others touched by cancer with a mission that started in 2002 when he became the first cancer survivor to summit Mount Everest. Founder of the CancerClimber Association, he has since tackled what’s known as the 7-Summits (climbing the highest peak on all seven continents.) The 35 year-old from Colorado continues to share his message of healing and triumph with cancer patients worldwide during his expeditions and presentations.
This event will also offer breakout sessions led by experts in the fields of nutrition, friendships and dating, insurance coverage, emotional adaptation and fertility. A lecture on Late Effects from Cancer Treatment will be included in the seminar so all participants may attend.
This free event is recommended for cancer survivors age 12 and older and parents of cancer survivors of all ages. Space is limited and registration is required. You can register online or by calling 206.667.5262.
Passport to Survivorship: Navigating Your Health as a Cancer Survivor
Presented by: Debra Loacker, RN
Date: Wednesday October 27
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: SCCA Clinic, Room 1006-1008
Please Pre-register by signing up at the Guest Services Desk, or by calling 206-288-6701 to RSVP. Registration Deadline is October 26th.
Sponsored by the SCCA Patient and Family Education Program. Lunch will be provided for patients, families and caregivers.
October 13th Lecture and Lunch: Menopause without Hormones
Presented by Dr. Julie Gralow
12-1pm SCCA 1st floor room 1006-1008
October 18th Real Food For Cancer Survivors: Cooking with
Presented by Sarah Washburn MS, RD, CSO
12-1pm SCCA House
October 20th Lecture and Lunch: De-Stress Fest
12-1pm SCCA 1st floor room 1006-1008
October 27th Lecture and Lunch: Navigating Your Health as a Cancer Survivor
12-1pm SCCA 1st floor 1006-1008
October 12th, 19th, 26th, Smoke Free Life Program
12-1pm SCCA 1st floor Sanctuary
October 12th, 20th, 28th, Nutrition Sessions
9-10am Food and Nutrition Essentials
10-11am Gut Health During Cancer Treatment
3rd floor Resource Center Library
How to Register
Please sign up at the Guest Services Desk in person or by phone by calling
206-288-6701. If you have questions, please call Sara Olsen 206-288-1472 or
Ann Breen at 206-288-1033.
Directions to Classrooms
SCCA 1st Floor Conference Rooms 1006-1008. Walk past the elevators and
gift shop and you will see them just ahead.
Resource Center Library – 3rd floor
Take the elevator to 3rd floor, follow the signs for the Resource Center.
For Transplant Patients Only
Managing Care at Home Transition Classes -- Every Tuesday 1:00 pm
For patients and caregivers preparing for transplant. Talk with your Team Coordinator
about attending this class.
SCCA Clinic, Room 1006/1008, 1st Floor
This class includes:
• An overview of the Bone Marrow Transplant Process
• A review of the patient/caregiver role
• Available resources and adjusting to recovery at home
• Managing symptoms (mucositis, dehydration, diarrhea, bleeding and breathing problems) and
• What to expect at different phases of transplant
For a complete list of activities at the SCCA please pick up a monthly Connecting Mind, Body and Spirit calendar at the Patient and Family Resource Center.
Come and learn about menopause without hormones. Presented by Dr. Julie Gralow.
Date: Wednesday, October 13th
Location: SCCA 1st floor 1006-1008
Please Pre-register to reserve your lunch at the Guest Service Desk, 1st floor, SCCA Building
Or by call 288.6701 to RSVP. Please register by Oct. 12th.
No Fees required.
Sarah Washburn, MS, RD, CSO is a specialist in oncology nutrition at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and will be leading this class.
When: Monday, October 18th, 12:00-1:00pm
Where: The SCCA House
207 Pontius Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(On the corner of John St. and Pontius Ave.)
For directions please call Guest Services at (206) 288-6701 or the SCCA House at (206) 204-3700. Parking will be available in SCCA House garage.
How: RSVP with Guest Services at (206) 288-6701
Did you know:
Source: National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control, British Medical Journal (2010, January 22)
SCCA’s Smoke Free Life Program is here to help you quit. Call 206-288-7766
Stop by and meet our local community support agencies including:
• Team Survivor Northwest
• Gilda’s Club
• NCI’s - Cancer Information Service
• American Cancer Society
• Ovarian and Breast Cancer Alliance
• Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
• Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
• Susan G Komen– Puget Sound Affiliate
• Young Survival Coalition
• Colon Stars
• Cancer Lifeline
We look forward to seeing you!
Questions? Please Call Sara Olsen at 288-1472 or Katie Hanna at 288-2082.
Who Can Receive a Flu Shot at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Flu Clinic?
Monday-Friday beginning Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 8am-12pm and 1-5pm. No appointment necessary.
1st Floor of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Clinic in the Blood Draw Department. Please check in at the first floor Main Reception Area.
How Much Does it Cost?
Do I Need to Bring any Paperwork to the Flu Clinic?
Date: Wednesday, September 29th
Location: SCCA 1006/1008
Please Pre- register by signing up at the Guest Service Desk 1st floor, or by calling 206-288-1472. Registration Deadline is Sept. 28th.
Lunch will be provided for patients, families, and caregivers. Sponsored by the SCCA Patient and Family Education Program.
Ann Breen MN APRN, OCN
Ann Breen has a masters degree from the University of Washington and is certified in Oncology and Psychosocial nursing with years of experience in Oncology and Rehabilitation Education.
Sara Olsen, MS, CHES
Sara Olsen is a Certified Health Education Specialist, with a graduate degree from the University of Wyoming. She is experienced in college health and oncology.