Cancer Survivors Month

Hope Grows Here!
Cancer Survivors Month
June 2016

The OSUCCC – James will continue its long tradition of celebrating cancer survivors throughout the month of June. Our theme of “Hope Grows Here” is represented by the symbol of the black-eyed Susan and will make a colorful splash across the various OSUCCC – James sites.

You and your loved ones are invited to enjoy numerous activities planned during the month of June. Visit the Survivors Month flower gardens in each of our locations where you will be able to plant a black-eyed Susan in honor of yourself or someone you love. Take a black-eyed Susan seed packet home to plant and watch your own hope grow. View our interactive light display each night which will take place at the Phyllis A. Jones Legacy Park located across the street from The James.

Programs and services for survivors will be offered free of charge. Some are available for viewing via live stream. Please see schedule for time, location and registration information. For more information, please call JamesCare for Life at 614-293-6428.

Program Descriptions

The Art of Breathing

Experience firsthand how pulmonary rehabilitation, music therapy and mindful breathing can be used to benefit your breathing before, during and after cancer treatment.


Patchwork Parlor Band will perform folk fusion and other favorites. Special guests will join the band to kick off this year’s National Cancer Survivors Month events.

Garden of Hope

Attend an orientation to learn more about the Garden of Hope and then enjoy harvesting fresh vegetables in this two-acre garden designed to introduce survivors to evidence-based nutritional information and education on the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Healing through Art

Explore the therapeutic art process as a way to explore your emotions within a supportive and safe environment. Program will be offered under the guidance of a board-certified art therapist. No art experience is necessary. All supplies are included.

Lunch & Learn: Nutrition “411 on Organic Foods”

Join a clinical dietitian for a presentation on nutrition and cancer. Time allotted for questions.

Movie in the Shoe

In August, JamesCare for Life will be hosting cancer survivors at “Movie Night in the Ohio Stadium” in collaboration with the Athletics Department. Registration is required during the month of June and tickets will be mailed at a later date. 

Relaxation Services: 1-1 sessions

Practitioners will be visiting patient areas at Martha Morehouse Tower, University Hospital East, Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center and Gynecologic Oncology at Mill Run to offer hand massage, neck & shoulder massage and Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (Reiki, aromatherapy and gentle movement).

Restful Nights Carts

James volunteers will be visiting inpatient units to offer hand massages along with a cart of amenities that promote a calm and restful environment.

Survivors’ Service of Hope

This brief, non-sectarian service will celebrate survivors and will include spiritual reflections, prayers and music around the theme of hope.

Survivorship Conference

Join other survivors for an afternoon of education and inspiration from experts in the area of cancer survivorship. Registration is required and space is limited.

Therapeutic Touch

Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a technique based on the idea that human beings are comprised of energy. TT practitioners use their hands to help direct energy in order to diminish pain and anxiety and promote relaxation and healing.

Victory Choir Performance

The Victory Choir, a singing ensemble of cancer survivors including their caregivers, will perform a variety of uplifting vocal selections.

Victory Drummers Performance & Hands-On Drumming Event

The Victory Drummers, a percussion ensemble of cancer survivors including their caregivers, will perform a number of world music selections. The audience will be invited to play along. Drums will be provided and no prior music experience is required for participation.

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