In this Issue:
  • NEW Summer Program Guide Available Online
  • Upcoming Programs
    • Family Matters: Understanding Your Risk for GI Cancers
    • Therapy Dogs for Kids
    • Eating Well Through the Year: Summertime Nutrition
    • Walking Meditation at the Botanic Garden 
  • Now Recruiting: Weight Loss For Wellness
  • Support Us: Golf Invitational Fundraiser
  • Community Partners
NEW Summer Program Guide 
Available Online
July - August - September
Program Guide

Our Summer Program Guide is now available online. Click the image above for a digital version.  
*Please note that the Program Guide will be mailed next week. If you are not on the mailing list but would like to receive a paper copy, contact Savina Chacheva at [email protected] 

Upcoming Programs
Family Matters: Understanding Your Risk for GI Cancer

Wednesday, June 27, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Sonia Kupfer, MD
Jessica Stoll, MS, CGC
Dr. Sonia Kupfer, gastroenterologist, and Jessica Stoll, genetic counselor with the Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic at UChicago Medicine, work with patients and families at risk for gastrointestinal malignancies due to genetic factors or family history. They will discuss updates in hereditary factors and familial risk for cancer in the emerging era of precision medicine. 
This program is supported by the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. 

Presented by: Sonia S. Kupfer, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Co-Director, Comprehensive Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic; Jessica Stoll, MS, CGC (Certified Genetic Counselor), University of Chicago Medicine
Therapy Dogs for Kids

Tuesday, July 10, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has been linked to reductions in stress and anxiety, as well as improved mood. Join us for a chance to interact with therapy dogs, and to experience an alternative way for healthy stress reduction. The program is intended for kids ages 5-18 and their families.

Presented by: Sari Ticker, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy Volunteer and Therapy Dog

Eating Well Through the Year: Summertime Nutrition
Michelle Young, MS, RD, LDN, 
Clinical Dietitian, 
Northwestern Medicine

Tuesday, July 10, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

The summer season is upon us and we all want to feel and be our best. This program will share a plethora of nutrition tips and recommendations to help you stay well throughout the season. Specific areas of discussion will include: general tips, hydration, exercise, fresh and local produce, recipes and meal ideas, mindful eating, and healthy meal swaps.

Program will be held at our Grayslake Location
Wildwood Presbyterian Church
18630 W. Old Gages Lake Road
Grayslake, IL 60030

Walking Meditation at the Botanic Garden

Friday, July 13, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Join us for a sensory/nature meditation walk at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Lake Cook Road. Meet in the Visitor Center lobby and wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. If you are not a Garden member, the gatehouse will allow free entry to those attending the class.

Presented by: Kimberly Matthews, MA, LCPC

Now Recruiting: Weight Loss For Wellness
Weight gain is an often overlooked result of cancer treatment. In weekly meetings, group members will be guided by a licensed clinical therapist, and a registered dietitian who is a board certified specialist in oncology nutrition. Regular exercise demonstrations will reinforce the physical activity component of weight loss. This program is open to anyone who has completed treatment within the last two years. Participants must commit to attend the program for six months. 

New  groups starting at our  Northbrook and Grayslake  locations  in  July.

Call the Center (847) 509-9595 to learn more about this program and complete a brief intake interview.  

Support Us

The Cancer Wellness Center will be honoring the memory of Stephen Katz and his many contributions to the cancer community including 10 years on the Center's Board of Directors. The CWC Golf Invitational Fundraiser will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 at Conway Farms. 

If you would like to participate or sponsor the event please register here . A generous donor has committed to match all donations up to $10,000. If you are unable to attend please consider making a donation here.

Community Partners

Understanding Lymphoma 

NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center will be hosting an informational and educational event featuring three of their experts.  

When: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
Where: Evanston Hospital Frank Auditorium, 1st floor (elevator E)
Speakers: Dr. Kaplan, Dr. Kaminer and Dr. Grinblatt

Event is FREE and will include a light dinner and complimentary parking. 
Register at northshore.org/understanding-lymphoma or for questions call at (847) 570-3575

All programs are offered free of charge and are open to anyone impacted by cancer including patients, and their families, friends, and caregivers.  Programs are offered at one of two locations: 

Northbrook location
215 Revere Drive, Northbrook, IL  60062

Grayslake location
Wildwood Presbyterian Church, 18630 W. Old Gages Lake Road, Grayslake, IL  60030

For more info about the Center or to register for a program, visit:  www.cancerwellness.org  

Your support of the Cancer Wellness Center ensures that we can provide high quality programs like these, free of charge. Thank you for supporting our mission!
In case you missed it: please take a moment to view and share our video  which we debuted at this year's Benefit. It captures the essence and impact of our work at the Cancer Wellness Center.

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