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Cancer Center announces June programs

Published 8:06pm Saturday, May 31, 2014

From the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center


The Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center offers a variety of special programs and activities to help cancer patients and survivors as well as their primary caregivers deal with the emotional and physical challenges associated with having cancer. The Cancer Center’s vision is to provide integrative therapies that complement traditional care at no cost to the participant. The programs are not limited to patients of the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, any survivor or caregiver is welcome!

Survivor’s Got Talent — Saturday, June 7. Doors open at 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church at 305 W. Second St., Washington. Free gifts for survivors and light refreshments for all. Drawings for gift baskets (must be present to win). Please call the cancer center at 975.4308 to let us know that you will be attending.

Restorative Yoga & Meditation — Yoga classes that emphasize relaxation for the body, mind and spirit. Every Monday at 6 p.m. at Vidant Wellness Center. Pre-registration is not required.

Therapeutic Massage — free 20-minute hand, foot or chair massage each week for patients, survivors and caregivers. We have two locations in Washington for your massage. Call either location for your appointment! Cancer Center at 252-975-4308 or Market Street Massage at 252-946-8989.

Look Good…Feel Better brought to you by the American Cancer Society, Monday, June 9, at 2 p.m. A hands-on group session for adult female cancer survivors currently in treatment who are coping with the side effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment. Pre-registration is required. Held at the Cancer Center.

All Cancer Center programs are free thanks to the community support of the Shepard Cancer Foundation. For more information or to register for any of the upcoming programs please call the Cancer Center at 252-975-4308. You may also visit


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