Hope Grows Here!
Cancer Survivors Month
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 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 at the Phyllis A. Jones LegacyPark located across the street from The James.
Programs and services for survivors are 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.
Enjoy musical performances in The James Lobby throughout the month of June. Presented by the Heather Pick Memorial Concert Series.
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. Open to cancer survivors and their children ages 6 to 18.
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.
Learn various ways to prepare nutritious, plant-based foods and receive information about health benefits and current research from a clinical dietitian.
Reframing Your Life Picture Through the Art of Paper-Making
Experience the art of papermaking as a transformative process to explore emotions related to a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Facilitated by a board-certified art therapist.
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? Additional topics will also be discussed. Presented by a clinical dietitian.
Lunch & Learn: “Managing Lymphedema”
Join staff from oncology rehabilitation for a presentation on managing lymphedema related to cancer treatment.
Survivorship Conference & Retreat
Join other survivors for an afternoon of inspiration and mindfulness. The program begins with a keynote speaker and lunch followed by sessions designed around experiencing and practicing mindfulness. The keynote presentation will also be available via live stream.
Using Music (Better!) to Support Healthy Breathing Habits
Facilitated by a board-certified music therapist, this program will introduce survivors to music exercises designed to reduce the physical and emotional impact of cancer-related breathing challenges.
Victory Choir Rehearsal
The Victory Choir welcomes new members and invites survivors and caregivers to visit a rehearsal during June.
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.
Movie in the Shoe
On June 24, JamesCare for Life will be hosting cancer survivors and their families at “Movie Night in the Ohio Stadium” in collaboration with the Athletics Department. Movie title will be announced in the coming weeks. Registration is required to receive tickets for entry.
1-1 sessions will be offered on a drop-in basis at The James Patient and Family Resource Center (located in the lobby of The James). Practitioners will also 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, reflexology, 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.
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.
Tea and Serenity
Experience how to mindfully enjoy tea and learn the health benefits of tea including cancer-fighting properties.
Survivors Service of Hope
This brief, non-sectarian service will celebrate survivors and include spiritual reflections, prayers and music around the theme of hope.