Welcome to the October 2020 edition of our nbmtLINK
Laugh Out Loud (LOL) With Us on Oct. 21!

Lunch & Learn
Oct. 21st


Humor Therapy: Just What the Doctor Ordered

What’s great about humor is that you don’t need a prescription to get a dose of something that’s good for you. Today’s special is a huge slice of humor therapy. The goal of this program is to make you laugh, smile, as well as offering tools to help you feel less overwhelmed by the realities of a diagnoses or treatment. Caregivers are welcome too!
Our speaker, Richard Satterwhite, works for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as the Patient Engagement Specialist, where he specializes in leadership development, communication, team dynamics and the patient and family experience. He also has over 25 years of experience as a professional comedy improvisor. John Costin, an entrepreneur and nbmtLINK board member will share his many tips for living his fun-filled BEST life post-transplant. Jen Gillette, our licensed staff social worker will facilitate this program. There will be time for questions

To register for this Lunch & Learn, please click below on the link. If you have any technical issues related to registering, please contact peggyburkhard@nbmtlink.org or call (248) 770-5172.The call in information is contained in the form you use to register. Note: YOU call in to participate.
Richard, Seen Below: Clowning Around and Making Us Smile!
Survivorship Issues Following a Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant:
Also Covering Changes Due to COVID-19

This webinar will tackle it all—fatigue, GVHD, chemo brain, depression, stress, anxiety, sleep issues, mood disorders, PTSD, mindfulness, nutrition, advocating for yourself and more. We'll cover how COVID-19 has affected cancer care. Bone marrow/stem cell transplant survivorship clinics across the nation have worked hard to keep you safe. Our top notch speakers will guide you on how to continue to thrive during a pandemic. We’ll also hear from a survivor who is now one-year post-transplant. This webinar will be led by Jennifer Gillette, our licensed staff social worker.

There will be plenty of time for questions. 

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020
Noon to 1:30 pm EST
Be sure to note the various time zone start times as indicated here:
12 pm (Noon): Eastern Time 
11 am: Central Time
10 am: Mountain Time
9 am: Pacific Time 

Dr. Ed Peres: Henry Ford Stem Cell Transplant & 
Cellular Therapy Program
Kristen Kindsvogel, ARNP, SCCA/FHCRC LTFU
Oncology Social Worker: Ailey Armstrong, MSW, LICSW
Patient Voice: Marilyn Woods, AML Survivor 

Jennifer Gillette, LMSW, nbmtLINK

Visit us at www.nbmtlink.org
Questions, contact Peggy Burkhard at peggyburkhard@nbmtlink.org 
or call 248-770-5172.

This program was made possible by the generous support of:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Sickle Cell Disease Webex Link In Case You Missed it!
We were honored to partner with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on Sept. 23rd.

Hundreds attended and we want to make sure everyone who wanted to check this out has the opportunity.

Listen in to learn from top notch docs accompanied by Clevetta, a sickle cell disease patient who will inspire beyond words.

Do you Have an Upcoming
Birthday or
Transplant Anniversary/
Second Birthday?
(If you would like to receive a fun Second Birthday card, please email cindyburke@nbmtlink.org. We will be happy to add you to our list.)

Want to support our efforts to help other patients and caregivers navigate this journey?

Special thanks to all the birthday girls and boys who celebrated in our honor. It is greatly appreciated.

Our mission to provide you with free online resources remains strong.
As we comply and integrate social distancing, we invite you to check out the following resources.

We are a phone call away for patients and their loved ones. From one on one peer support to scheduled call series and webinars, we are ready to ease your burden.
Patients, caregivers and health care professionals are amongst those we aim to help through our valued resource books, programs and one on one calls.
We simply cannot do it without the support of corporations, foundations and individuals willing to make a difference in the lives of others.
How We Help Others!
We Invite You to Become an nbmtLINK Partner!
Link Partners include cancer centers and allied partners who annually support our mission of providing psychosocial support to patients, caregivers, their families and health care professionals dedicated to helping people navigate a bone marrow transplant. If you would like to learn more about the many benefits (books, programs, hyperlink on our website, bookmark inclusion) to being a Link Partner, please do not hesitate to contact us at (248) 358-1886. Want a free bookmark which lists our many Link Partners? Let us know and we will send you one!

We acknowledge and thank the following Link Partners for their ongoing support

American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT)
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital
Blood & Marrow Transplant Program, The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)
City of Hope
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network
Henry Ford Stem Cell Transplant & Cellular Therapy Program
Incyte Corporation
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Meredith A. Cowden Foundation
Nebraska Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Center
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University
School of Medicine
Spectrum Health Cancer Center
Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
Thank your for being a friend of the nbmtLINK. We simply could not do this without you. If you can support our efforts at this time, we thank you in advance. Every dollar helps..

Peggy Burkhard
Peggy Burkhard
Executive Director
(248) 358-1886
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link