Supportive Care & Survivorship Day Slated For June 7

May 10, 2017
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Luningning Robb, of Durham, North Carolina, is is remisson from acute myeloid leukemia. She is among 14 survivors featured in the Many Faces of Cancer, a photo essay by Duke photographer Jared Lazarus. The portraits will be unveiled at this year's Supportive Care and Survivorship Day.Supportive Care and Survivorship Day recognizes and celebrates patients, survivors and caregivers. It’s a day full of pampering and educational activities.

“The cancer journey can be at times filled with anxiety and stress,” said Kristy Everett, LRT/CTRS, one of the event’s organizers. “We hope this special event will enable patients to focus on healing and survivorship.”

Rejuvenation services offered include: complimentary makeovers, skin care consultations, wig styling, salon services, massage therapy, gentle yoga, tai chi, art therapy, and live cooking demonstrations.

Supportive Care and Survivorship Day will also feature an expert panel discussion on issues related to survivorship. Kevin Charles Oeffinger, MD, newly appointed director of Duke Cancer Institute’s Supportive Care and Survivorship Center, will be among the featured panelists. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

The event will also include the debut of "The Many Faces of Cancer," a photographic journey of Duke Cancer Patients & Survivors by Duke photographer Jared Lazarus. The essay features survivors living life to the fullest — despite health-related obstacles and setbacks. An unveiling ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. 

Supportive Care and Survivorship Day will take place at Duke Cancer Center on Wednesday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free for patients, caregivers and survivors. However, registration is requested. To register, visit Supportive Care and Survivorship Day.

Note: Duke Cancer Center Raleigh will host its Survivorship Day on Friday, June 9, at 5 p.m. in at Duke Raleigh Gardens (adjacent to the cancer center).