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Cancer Survivor Well-Being Fair Program

Saturday, September 16th | 11:00a.m.  3:00 p.m.

Taking place at the River Tower on the Central Peninsula Hospital Campus


Pick up your survivor gift bag at welcome reception area near main door.

11:15 a.m.  Welcome and announcements by Bonnie Nichols, breast cancer survivor

11: 20 a.m.  The Heartbeat of Mother Earth Drummers will open the Fair!

11:40 a.m.  Keynote speaker, William (Mike) Patrick sharing his journey with Pancreatic Cancer

12:00 noon – We encourage you to explore the booths – on all three floors

1st floor: Soup/bread from “The Goods”

1. Lifestyle Medicine helpful handouts – Basket Drawing

2. Peninsula Radiation Oncology – Dr. Shawna Birdsall, ND/Rachel Wixson, NP – focusing on Sleep education, supplements, intimacy, medical symptom reduction –  Basket Drawing

3. Survivor Hand Quilt Blocks Project (inside Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center waiting area)

4. Independent Living Center – an aging and disability resource center promoting choice, independence and quality of life for those living with disabilities.

5. Kenai Rotary 10,000 Steps  &  Walk With a Doc Program – learn more and sign up!

6. Breathe Free Gulf Coast Coalition/ Alaska Quit Line – support resources to quit tobacco

7. Photo Booth – take a selfie at our Survivor Booth – Northcountry Fair Pots and Pans drawing

8. Peninsula Community Health Services – offering comprehensive medical, eye care, dental and behavioral health provided on a sliding scale.   Basket Drawing

9. Renewal Skin Care Studio – healthy skin care products

10. Way Out Women – grant funds that support cancer patients on the Kenai Peninsula

11. Casting for Recovery – yearly retreat offering for breast cancer patients.

12. Fly Tying lessons with Shayne Pond, RN – Director of Emergency and Oncology Services.

2nd Floor – Refreshment Center on 2nd floor Mezzanine

“The Goods” is providing a grazing charcuterie board to enjoy in this area and The Pony Keg is serving healthy mocktails.  There will also be coffee, tea and water available.

Live Music with Jack Will and Sue Biggs.

1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in Kasilof Conference Room – Seated Chair Yoga with Laurie Schaeffer, RN, Certified International Association Yoga Therapist.  Brief seated chair yoga exploration of breath and movement practices to support your immune system, reduce stress/anxiety/fatigue and improve sleep.

2:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. in Kasilof Conference Room – Yoga Nidra also with Laurie Schaeffer, RN.    Experience a seated variation of guided meditation/relaxation so you may identify, feel and relax each part of your being – body, breath, mind, wisdom, and resting in the self.

1. Karlene’s Acupuncture – Learn how to energy test foods/supplements.  Discover how Chinese herbs and supplements can be beneficial in cancer care.  (Basket Drawing)

2. Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and Kenai Local Food Connection – pick up a cookbook from The American College of Lifestyle Medicine titled, “Plant Based Cooking on a Budget”. Learn how the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank can support recovery and healing.

3. Healing Touch, ‘M’ Technique demos and information about classes.

4. Cadre Foods – Display of healthy pantry supplies they offer locally. Basket drawing

3rd Floor:  Parfait dessert cups created by “The Goods” – in Kenai Conference Room

1. Alaska Breast and Cervical Screening Assistance Program

2. American Cancer Society – support programs and resources.

3. Claudette’s – hats, scarves and

4. CPH Oncology – meet our Oncology Social Worker, Kelly Marre and Dana Oswalt, ANP.  Support Group information, Tour Infusion area  (Basket Drawing)

5. Lea’s Boutique

6. Wig Display from Tina’s Wigs

7. Learn How a Centering Prayer practice can support you – Meg Zerbinos in the 3rd floor Meditation/Sanctuary Alcove.


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