Teen and Young Adult Oncology Patients Invited to Celebrate Elephants and Tea Magazine Release
The Duke Teen and Young Adult Oncology Program and the adolescent and young adult cancer programs at Atrium Health Levine Cancer and UNC, are partnering with Elephants and Tea for their March Magazine Release Event on Saturday March 2, 2024 in Durham.
Adolescent and young adult oncology patients between the ages of 18 and 39 years old, survivors, caregivers, co-survivors, friends, and loved ones are invited to attend free events throughout the day. Daytime activities will take place at the Duke Medicine Pavilion. The evening soiree will be held at 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Durham.
Daytime Activities Located at Duke Medicine Pavilion
1 to 2:30 p.m. | Healing Through Writing Workshop
Participants will use narrative therapy to practice guided journaling while reflecting on their experiences as a cancer patient, survivor, or caregiver. No writing experience required.
2:45 to 3:45 p.m. | Intentional Movement & Its Benefits
In this session, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, participants will hear about the benefits of movement while learning how to reduce barriers with simple modifications to allow access to healthy exercise for all levels and abilities.
4 to 5:15 p.m. | Art Therapy Workshop: Picturing Friendships Forged During and After Treatment
This workshop, led by Geoffrey Vaughn, LMFT, ATR, a medical family therapist with the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, will utilize the art therapy process of magazine collage to explore participants' experiences and challenges in finding, making, and maintaining friendships during and after cancer treatment.
A Night Out in Downtown Durham
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Storytelling Soiree
Attendees will hear from some featured authors from the March "Friendship" issue of Elephants and Tea, and will have an opportunity to eat, drink, and mingle with other members of the AYA community.