Navigation Links
ASTRO, The Wellness Community - Greater Boston Join to Promote Cancer Survivorship
Date:6/23/2008

BOSTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of an initiative to give back to the cancer communities in the cities visited during its annual scientific meetings, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) is partnering with The Wellness Community - Greater Boston to raise awareness of cancer survivorship issues.

Volunteers from The Wellness Community will join forces with ASTRO by participating in the Survivor Circle exhibit at ASTRO's 50th Annual Meeting, scheduled for September 21-25, 2008, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston. The Survivor Circle was created to recognize those living with a diagnosis of cancer. This year, it will focus on the programs offered by Boston-area cancer organizations that help patients and their families cope with this disease. Within the Survivor Circle, there is a place for attendees to learn more about this Wellness Community with its five locations in the greater Boston area, the programs they provide and make donations. One hundred percent of all donations collected will be given to support cancer programs in the Boston area.

"We are excited to work with such a well-established, nationally recognized organization," said Patricia Eifel, President of ASTRO. "By joining together, we hope to raise funds for important cancer survivorship programs while educating our members on the important work this group does on behalf of people living with a diagnosis of cancer."

"We are honored to partner with ASTRO and to participate at their exciting 50th Annual Meeting," noted Ron Lipof, President/CEO of The Wellness Community - Greater Boston. "Their global leadership is an excellent example of what can be achieved when we all face cancer together."

Through the Survivor Circle, ASTRO also works to recognize a local cancer survivor who works to give back to the community. The awardee receives a cash prize of $1,000 to keep or donate to a support organization. Visit http://www.astro.org/Patients/SurvivorCircle/SurvivorCircleAward/index.asp to learn more about this award and to nominate an individual.

ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 9,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, biology and physics, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through education, clinical practice, advancement of science and advocacy. The organization also provides information to help patients learn about their treatment options on its patient Web site http://www.rtanswers.org.

The Wellness Community - Greater Boston is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education and stress management programs to people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition, exercise programs and mind/body classes, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of their disease.

For more information on The Wellness Community - Greater Boston, please attend the ASTRO Annual Meeting September 21-25, 2008, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center or visit their Web site at http://www.wellnesscommunity.org. For more information on ASTRO or ASTRO's Annual Meeting, please visit http://www.astro.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. ASTRO, Wellness Community South Bay Cities Join to Promote Cancer Survivorship
2. U.S. Preventive Medicine Views Bernankes Comments as Strong Support for Prevention and Wellness Programs
3. TalkAIDS: A&PI Wellness Center Launches a New Anti-Stigma Campaign With International Star Joan Chen
4. Fitness and Wellness re-defined using Internet in the Workplace
5. COSE Introduces Health Incentives, Wellness Programs for Medium-Size Businesses
6. HealthPartners Launches JourneyWell: A Health and Wellness Business Serving Companies and Employers Nationwide
7. Lucrative Sales Opportunities Abound With Melaleuca, The Wellness Company(R)
8. Learning Good Eating Habits Early Leads to Lifelong Health and Wellness
9. Bumble Bee Foods Launches BeeWell Miles; An Interactive Health and Wellness Program Benefitting the Y-Me National Breast Cancer Foundation
10. AegisLiving Partners With Technogym USA to Enhance Wellness Throughout Its Communities
11. IU Health & Wellness: New research findings from the Kinsey Institute
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... Despite last week’s media reports hinting at a June rate hike ... March 2017 for an interest rate increase, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic ... Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) dot charts are of interest to the press for ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Hampshire (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... care products, has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its ... award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... clinical outcomes, hosted members and suppliers for its inaugural Member Conference at the ... their mission of elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers. , The ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Connor Sports, through its Connor Cares initiative, will ... Tamika Catchings Legacy Tour that will commemorate the Indiana Fever legend’s hall-of-fame career ... all forms and levels of the game, Connor Sports has committed to a significantly ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... The Woodlands at John Knox Village , Florida’s first Life ... living and healing, celebrated its grand opening, today. The Woodlands at John Knox Village ... Empowered Staff. , “This is an incredibly fulfilling time for John Knox Village as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016  Granger Diagnostics today ... test for wounds and infections. This test ensures ... and select viruses. The test requires only a ... David G. Bostwick , MD, ... to facilitate wound healing: "We are excited to ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 ... the precision of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) analysis ... the appointment of Professor Clive Morris ... leadership across the clinical development programme, scientific collaborations, ... help deliver significant improvements in clinical outcomes for ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... -- Cirujanos holandeses han puesto en marcha ... a compartir sus mejores prácticas por el mundo y ... de Europa, África, Asia y ... que combina la transmisión en vivo con mensajería instantánea ... Educación   "Imagine un médico de Medicines sans ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: