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Celebrating National Cancer Survivors Week

2015 National Cancer Survivors Day logoEVENTS FROM JUNE 1 – JUNE 5, 2015

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center invites you to celebrate the nearly 14.5 million Americans who have been diagnosed with cancer and are alive today, along with the contributions of their families, friends and health-care providers.

MONDAY, JUNE 1 • 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Healthy snacks provided in the Cancer Center North and South Lobbies 

TUESDAY, JUNE 2 • 6 p.m.
The Language of Cancer Survivorship  A physician’s observations on the semantics of cancer

Speaker: Dr. Amy Shaw
Location: Cancer Center Auditorium, please register for this free event, see instructions below.

Dr. Shaw is a specialist in the field of cancer supportive care and medical director of the Annadel Medical Group’s Cancer Survivorship and Primary Care Oncology Program in Santa Rosa, Calif. She is a board-certified family physician, and now works exclusively in oncology. In coordination with a patient’s oncology specialists and primary care providers, Dr. Shaw helps patients during and after their cancer treatments by addressing the lingering effects of cancer therapies both physical and psychological so that they can regain the highest quality of life possible, and, whenever possible, improve long-term survival.

To register for the free Tuesday event, call 916-734-0823 or email Patricia Robinson by May 27, 2015.

VIEW National Cancer Surviviors Day flyer

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 • 1 to 3 p.m.
Tea and cookies provided in the Cancer Center North and South Lobbies
1 to 2 p.m. — SOAR Choir, Capitol Heights Academy in Oak Park, Kamilyn Davis, Artistic Director
2 to 3 p.m. — Sacramento Interfaith Youth Chorus, Kamilyn Davis, Artistic Director

THURSDAY, JUNE 4 • 1 to 3 p.m.
Tea and cookies provided in the Cancer Center North and South Lobbies
Performance by jazz guitarist and colon cancer survivor, Sean Mee

FRIDAY, JUNE 5 • 1 to 3 p.m.
Tea and cookies provided in the Cancer Center North and South Lobbies
Ice cream social for cancer center patients and visitors in the Cancer Center North Lobby


8th Annual Spaghetti Western to benefit cancer research at UC Davis

Spaghetti Western logoDate: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Cooper Vineyards, 21365 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth

You are invited for an evening of great food and wine, live and silent auctions and down-home country music in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills. Held at Cooper Vineyards in California's scenic Shenandoah Valley, this annual event is a celebration of life and community. Please join us, kick up your heels to the live music, sip wine under the June stars and bid on fantastic auction items to support cancer research at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Spaghetti Western

The Spaghetti Western at Cooper Vineyards was created by the Amador Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) to raise money for research grants at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Christine and Helen Landgraf Memorial Fund grant is given to support innovative work at the forefront of cancer treatment, research and palliative care. This grant has been given yearly since 1973 and the recipients have gone on to change the course of cancer treatment and impact the lives of people throughout the world. Please join us in supporting this important work, and come have a great time at the Spaghetti Western!

Tickets: $40 adults / $10 children are available online or at Cooper Vineyards, 209-245-6181.

For more information: Visit the Spaghetti Western website.


Farmers Market

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Dates: Thursdays, through October 29, 2015
3 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Corner of 45th and Y St., Sacramento


  • Seasonal fruits and vegetables from local,
  • certified and organic farms
  • Specialty items and freshly prepared foods
  • Recipes, tastings, demonstrations, entertainment and health tips
  • Free parking in the Shriners Hospital garage
  • Open to the public

Learn more at:

The farmers market will be operated by BeMoneySmartUSA, a nonprofit financial
literacy and entrepreneurship program for teens.


Yoga classes for cancer patients and survivors


Dates: Mondays, weekly
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
Location: Classroom 2030, 2nd Floor, Facilities Support Services Building (FSSB), 4800 2nd Ave, Sacramento
Parking: Free parking in Lot 20 on 2nd Avenue (bicycle parking available)

Come participate in a series of weekly yoga classes, open to all levels of physical ability – from beginners to advanced yoga practitioners. No matter what treatment you are receiving or where you are in survivorship, poses will be accessible to you. Each hour-long class provides a safe space for you to try something new.

This practice is a combination of Vinyasa and Yin yoga styles. Vinyasa is a breath focused practice and Yin is a practice of stillness. Meditation is blended into the practice as well.

What to bring?
Water, ater, towel, yoga mat, an open mind and a willing attitude
Wear loose, comfortable clothing (pants, sports bra, t-shirt, sweatshirt, socks)

To register: Contact Patricia Robinson by email or by phone at 916-734-0823.



Support group meetings

Brain Tumor Support Group
Date: first Thursday of the month
7 to 9 p.m.
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, UC Davis Health System, 4860 Y St., Room 3015, Sacramento
A group offering emotional support and educational programs for brain tumor patients, their families, and friends.
Karen A. Smith, R.N., 916-734-5613

Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group
Date: first Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Location: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4501 X St., Rooms 1101 and 1103
For patients and family members experiencing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome
Contact: Cheryl Johnson, 916-929-4720 ext.19

Look Good Feel Better
Date: fourth Monday of the month
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4501 X St., Rooms 1101 and 1103
How can you enhance your appearance during cancer treatment? This free program, administered by the American Cancer Society, will teach you everything you need to know.
Contact: American Cancer Society, 916-446-7933

Lung Cancer Chat Room
Date: third Thursday of every month
Time: Temporarily suspended
Location: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology conference room, 4501 X St.
An interactive meeting of learning and support for patients, families, friends and caregivers affected by lung cancer. The Lung Cancer Chat Room provides a time for education, sharing and an opportunity to connect face-to-face with people who can relate to the realities of lung cancer.  Special guest speakers are invited to give presentations on topics of interest to patients.  Educational and support materials are also provided.
Contact: Jena Cooreman, L.C.S.W., 916-734-5198
Proudly sponsored by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Lymphedema Clinic
first Wednesday of the month
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Ambulatory Care Center, Room 2012.
This class can help you reduce your chances of develop-ing lymphedema. Both surgery and radiation treatment on or near the lymphatic areas (armpits) contribute to risk of developing lym-phatic obstruction. Lymphatic obstruction is a blockage of the lymph vessels that drain fluid from tissues throughout the body and allow immune cells to travel where they are needed. Lymphatic obstruction may cause lymphedema, which means swelling due to a blockage of the lymph passages.
Contact: Jean Kotal, P.T., 916-734-0368

Prostate Cancer Support Group
3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: On even months (February, April, June, August, October, December) at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center auditorium, 4501 X St. Sacramento.
        Note: On the odd months, the group is held 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Mercy San Juan on the 3rd Thursday, (January, March, May, July, September, November), at Mercy Physical's Plaza 6555 Coyle Ave. Carmichael, Conference Room 150.
The Prostate Cancer Support Group provides education, sharing and an opportunity to connect face-to-face with people who can relate to prostate cancer.
Contact: Beverly Nicholson, R.N., M.S., 916-537-5237

Smoke-Free Support Group
every second Friday of the month
For more information: visit the support group webpage HERE or contact Cari Shulkin, 916-734-0718,