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.
Programs and services for survivors will be offered free of charge. Some are available for viewing via live stream. Click on Upcoming Events for detailed program information and to register.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call JamesCare for Life at 614-293-6428.
Hope Grows Here!
A special event to honor those living with and beyond cancer
Sunday, June 24
3 – 5 p.m.
Ohio Union – Performance Hall
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
- Emcee: Stacy McKay, morning show host on Sunny 95
- Musical Performance by Honey and Blue
- Inspirational Keynote: Marsha Danzig “The Power of Joy: A Cancer Survivor Shares Her Secrets”
- Performance by the Victory Choir and Drummers
- Appetizer Buffet
- Resource Tables – James Supportive Services
Movie in the ‘Shoe
Saturday, June 23
7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
411 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
JamesCare for Life will be hosting cancer survivors and their families on June 23 at “Movie Night in the Ohio Stadium” in collaboration with the Athletics Department. Here you can register up to two adults and four children to attend.
Open House: Supportive Care Clinic
Wednesday, June 20
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza Tower
2050 Kenny Road, 6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43221
Tour our clinic and learn about the variety of supportive care services available to James cancer patients.
Enjoy musical performances in The James lobby throughout the month of June. Presented by the Heather Pick Memorial Concert Series.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT JUNE:
Family Equine Therapy
Interact with horses to explore feelings brought on by a cancer diagnosis. Facilitated by licensed mental health professionals and certified equine specialists.
Garden of Hope
Attend an orientation to learn more about the Garden of Hope and then enjoy harvesting fresh vegetables in this vegetable garden designed to introduce survivors to evidence-based nutritional information and education on the benefits of a plant-based diet.
Learn various ways to prepare nutritious, plant-based foods and receive information about health benefits and current research from a clinical dietitian.
Healing Through Art
Survivors and caregivers will utilize a variety of art modalities to promote self-care around themes such as resilience, peace, mindfulness and finding joy.
Healthy Eating for the Cancer Survivor: “Eating Well Before and During Cancer Treatment”
Learn various tips for dealing with various nutrition-related side effects such as appetite/weight loss, taste changes, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea and constipation. Presented by a clinical dietitian.
Home Gardening Class: Maintaining Your Home Vegetable Garden
Learn the basics of producing your own vegetables, including locating the garden, soil requirements, preparing the garden site and selecting and planting the seeds.
Introduction to Mind, Body, Spirit: Reflexology
Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet to promote relaxation, relieve stress and assist with symptom management. This presentation will include an overview and a demonstration.
Lunch & Learn: Nutrition “Hot Topics in Cancer Nutrition”
Learn about common questions survivors have such as: Does sugar feed cancer? Do I have to avoid soy? Should I be eating organic? Presented by a clinical dietitian. Live stream available.
Lunch & Learn: Oncology Rehabilitation “Resistance Training”
Join staff from oncology rehabilitation for a presentation resistance training. Light lunch provided.
Music Workshop: Music Therapy in Palliative Care
Survivors and caregivers will be introduced to music therapy as a helpful tool in palliative care. Participants will have opportunities to learn and practice music-based strategies for increasing comfort, finding resilience in illness and supporting family togetherness.
Relaxation Services: 1-1 sessions
Practitioners will be visiting patient infusion areas at The James, 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). (Registration not required)
These drop-in groups provide a safe and supportive environment to share personal experiences and benefit from the support of others. Facilitated by licensed health professionals from The James and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Tai Chi (10-week series)
A graceful form of gentle exercise, Tai Chi involves a series of flowing movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.