Step 1: Read this Email (yes – the whole thing)!
Here’s what you’ll find in this month’s email:
- January programs offered by Cancer Services
- Eat the Rainbow 12 week Fruit & Veggie Challenge
- Looking forward to February programs
- Wellness group dates and registration links
- Nutrition Webinar Recording – Optimizing Nutrition During Treatment
- Upcoming Triad Cancer Connection podcast episodes
- Volunteer opportunities
Step 2: Register for a program!
We have some great opportunities for you to connect and learn in January!
Our programs are designed to provide you with the most up to date, science-based information about how to live well with, and beyond, a cancer diagnosis. Our programs also offer ways to connect with others who know what it’s like to face a cancer diagnosis.
Join us for one of the following special topics:
- Eat the Rainbow Fruit & Veggie Challenge Information Session
Tuesday, January 5th at 2pm – Register here!
See below for more information about this program!
- Cancer Nutrition Q&A Session – Register here!
Thursday, January 7th at 2pm
Julie will cover the basics around nutrition and cancer for people in treatment, the key things that people need to know about nutrition after treatment and leave plenty of time to answer your questions!
- Nutrition Webinar – Intuitive Eating & Cancer Survivorship
Wednesday, January 13th at 8pm – Register here!
Would you like to take a deeper dive into the principles of Intuitive Eating and how they fit with survivorship recommendations, or even how it can assist during cancer treatment? Then you don’t want to miss this fun and informative webinar!
- Cook to Thrive! Survivorship Cooking Class – Register here!
Wednesday, January 27th at 11am
Our theme for this survivorship cooking class is STOCK THE FREEZER! We will share ideas for what items to keep in your freezer that help with cooking short cuts! We will also make 1-2 recipes that are great for freezing and eating later. Stock your freezer now, eat great later with little effort!
- Transitions Reunion – Register Here!
Tuesday, January 26th 7pm – 8:30pm
All past graduates from the Transitions program are invited to join us for a virtual reunion! We will have guest speaker, Dr. Julius Torrelli, to discuss the power of gratitude.
- Chair Yoga with Sue Evans: Every Tuesday at 5:30pm, brought to you by Wake Forest Baptist Health.
No registration needed, click here to join the class.
Sue Evans, MBA/MHA, RYT500
- Yoga for Cancer with Angela Gallagher: Every Wednesday at 9am and 5pm, brought to you by Novant Health.
Join online via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northjoyyoga
Contact Angela Gallagher for details – NorthJoyYoga@yahoo.com or 414-5942.
Also – be sure to check out all the virtual programs that Hirsh Wellness Network is offering! They are located in Greensboro and their calendar of events can be found here. Julie will be their “Artist at Home” guest from 1-2pm on Friday, Jan 22nd! Regsiter for that event here.
Program Highlight: Eat the Rainbow 12 week Fruit & Veggie Challenge!
By now, you have likely been told to “eat more fruits and vegetables” countless times by friends, doctors, dietitians, etc. But have they ever explained why eating more fruits and vegetables is beneficial for a cancer survivor? What about how to add more fruits and vegetables into your diet? Lastly, with all of the conflicting nutrition information out there, how are you supposed to tell what is a myth versus what is a fact?
In this 12-week series, we will do all of that for you! We are going to:
- Explain why fruits and vegetables are important for cancer survivors
- Help you increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet
- Bust some common myths about fruits and vegetables
Every week, you will receive an email containing some great information as well as a delicious and easy recipe highlighting different fruits and vegetables.
You will also be given a weekly challenge to complete to help you on your journey to eating more fruits and vegetables. Give each challenge a try, and you can choose to record your progress on our fruit & veggie tracker or share your results in our Facebook group!
Complete all 12 weeks of the challenge and fill out the final quiz to receive a free recipe ebook containing all of the delicious recipes from the challenge!
Sign up for the program! –> www.cancerdietitian.com/rainbow
Want more information before you sign up? Join the information session on January 5th at 2pm!
We will be offering our Transitions Wellness Program for 4 weeks starting Tuesday, February 2nd. Find more information about the program here!
Step 3: Join a Wellness Group!
These groups meet each month. For all of them, except Art & Wellness, you can register once and use the same link each month to sign in.
Art & Wellness requires you to register for each month you want to attend because we need to prepare supplies for you to pick up ahead of time.
- Art & Wellness Group – Register here!
Meets on select Thursdays from 2pm-4pm (1/28). Visit the Art and Wellness Group web page for more information!
- Blood Cancer Wellness Group – Register here!
Meets every fourth Wednesday at 6pm (1/26). Visit the Blood Cancer Wellness Group web page for more information.
- Breast Cancer Wellness Group – Register here!
Meets every third Thursday at 12pm (1/21). Visit the Breast Cancer Group web page for more information.
- GI (Gastrointestinal) Cancer Wellness Group
Meets every second Tuesday at 6pm (1/12).
Email Julie Pope for group login information.
- GYN (Gynecologic) Cancer Wellness Group – Register Here!
Meets every first Tuesday at 6pm (1/5). Visit the GYN group web page for more information.
More Ways to Learn & Connect!
Recordings of many of our 2020 programs are available. If there’s something specific you’re looking for, just send us an email and ask! Or check out our YouTube Channels to see what you’ve missed!
Here’s a recording of a nutrition webinar Julie taught in December titled Optimizing Nutrition During Treatment: Preventing & Managing Malnutrition.
In the webinar, she discusses the following topics:
- How nutrition plays a role during cancer treatment
- General nutrition during treatment tips
- Assessing for malnutrition during cancer treatment
- Ways to prevent and manage malnutrition
- Helpful nutrition product designed for cancer patients
Check it out, and feel free to contact Julie if you have questions or need nutrition advice or join her Q&A session on Jan 7th!
Triad Cancer Connection Podcast
We’re planning out several helpful topics for episodes on the Triad Cancer Connection podcast in the New Year. Lindy and Julie will start by sharing program plans for the year and how you can best benefit from them, and what they are most excited about.
We will also have special guests to talk about a new study on cancer patients/survivors and sleep quality, and updates on COVID and cancer. If you have ideas for topics or guests, please let us know!
You can find previous episodes on your favorite podcast app or at www.triadcancerpodcast.com.
Volunteering with Cancer Services
We look forward to connecting with you in this New Year! If you’re interested in helping us with our mission, we have a few volunteer opportunities you might be interested in including:
- Care Team Members — We are in need of volunteers who will assist our Patient Advocates and Wellness team by making follow-up calls or writing encouraging notes to clients.
- Data Entry — We are in need of volunteers who can do data entry remotely from their home.
- Office Assistance — We are in need of volunteers who can do various activities from their home such as putting client folders or booklets together or folding flyers, for example. Would involve picking up materials from the office and returning when activity is complete.
- Laundry — We are in need of volunteers to launder the donations of hats, scarves, mastectomy bras, sheets, etc. that we receive. Depending on the volume of donations it would be 1 basket every week or two weeks.
- Landscaping — We can always use volunteers to keep our office’s landscaping under control either on a regular basis or as a one time offering. Includes mowing, trimming bushes, mulching, planting flowers and holding the weeds at bay.
- Fundraising — We always welcome volunteers in the community willing to have fundraisers to support Cancer Services. In 2021, we are unable to hold our normal Wrapped Up In Ribbons raffle. However, for those who would have wanted to sell raffle tickets, we are setting up campaign pages for them to use to solicit for donations instead.
Cancer Services is Here to Help!
We are happy to talk with you at 336-760-9983. We are available from 9am – 4pm Monday-Thursday and 9am – 2pm on Fridays.
Is there something we can do to help you? In order to keep you and our staff safe, please call us before you come by the office so we can determine if you need to come or not. Many of our services can be delivered by phone or online!