JamesCare for Life is a Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation Program in which healthcare professionals at The James provide information, education, support and guidance in living well with cancer.
At The James, our caring, trained professionals help patients recover and adjust to new ways of living. Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and the special circumstances surrounding cancer can be scary for patients, and living with cancer involves more than the physical aspects of dealing with the disease.
Numerous support groups, services and classes are offered by the JamesCare for Life Program. Here are some resources for the patient, family, friends and co-workers:
3rd Annual Brain Tumor Awareness & Survivor Celebration
October 10, 2010
10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
This year's event is open to all
cancer survivors and their families and features a keynote address from Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the late Senator Edward Kennedy's wife. Mrs. Kennedy has been described as Senator Kennedy's "closest confidante in politics and life." She was deeply involved in his political and legislative career, including working with him on his September 2009 memoir True Compass: A Memoir
. Similar to most spouses, she was Senator Kennedy's primary caregiver after his 2008 brain cancer diagnosis, providing her unique insight into caring for a loved one with a brian tumor. Mrs. Kennedy will sign copies of True Compass: A Memoir
following her talk.
The celebration will also include:
- Hat decorating
- Music therapy
- Massage therapy
- Children's activities
- Tai chi
- Balloon launch
The celebration is free of charge, but registration is required. For more information and to register, please contact Deanne Valentine at 614-293-4448 or Deanne.Valentine@osumc.edu.