JWS Fund Supports Cancer Survivorship Center with Second Grant
The Julie W. Schaffner Ovarian Cancer Fund has again made a grant (Spring 2017) to the Cancer Survivorship Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. This year’s grant will be used to help the center hire a much-needed nutritionist to work directly with patients. Last year’s grant supported the hiring of a social worker — something the center was not able to do previously because of budget cuts that eliminated the position.
The Cancer Survivorship Center is a place where cancer patients can learn how to achieve a healthier lifestyle, better navigate through the healthcare system and strengthen the patient and healthcare provider relationship. It offers classes and services that are designed to serve the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of cancer patients, family members and caregivers.
Among the offerings at the Center are nutrition seminars for optimal cancer wellness, exercise classes, a look good/feel better program, a wig boutique, a prosthesis boutique, cancer networking groups, art therapy, and experts who can assist patients in their journey through a confusing and often complex healthcare system.
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