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Education and community outreach are a cornerstone to the mission of Lending Hearts and our programming efforts.  Our educational efforts have included Survivorship sessions to our families.  These include informal conversations with a medical professional who addresses the impact of cancer treatment on different areas of the body.   Past Survivorship sessions have included dermatology, oral health, exercise and nutrition and fertility.  


In addition to Survivorship sessions, we also partner with area hospitals and hospital systems to bring seminars that educate and provide continuous education credits to doctors and nurses in the community.  Together with the Oncology Department of Children's Hospital of Pitsburgh of UPMC, we have provided a seminar to area school nurses to address students with cancer.  We are also proud to have presented at the PASNAP 2015 Conference on this topic.



Building Bridges: Health & Wellness Fair


Tuesday, November 7 11 AM - 1 PM at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


A wellness fair including service providers of various integrative oncology modalities
































Past Educational Seminars


Building Bridges: Pathway to Wellness


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 11 AM - 1 PM


Educational session to discuss what is integrative oncology and need for wellness in surviving treatment.


Saturday, October 1 8:30 AM-1PM at Our Clubhouse

Building Bridges: Pathway to Transitions


Join Lending Hearts, Children's Hospital of PIttsburgh of UPMC's Oncology Survivor Connect Program for a discussion on the importance of primary care in the life of a survivor and handling transitions as a young cancer survivor


Saturday, March 6 - 10-11:30 AM at Allegheny Health Network's Wexford Health+Wellness Pavilion

A Prescription for Family Self-care



Stress affects both individual family members and the family as a whole. Self-care is caring for the whole you – body, mind, spirit. The family as a unit requires self-care as well.

Join a discussion about:

• strengthening family resilience

• managing stress

• caring for your body, mind, spirit

• creating your family’s prescription for self-care


Laura Crooks, owner of You Bloom Wellness, LLC, is an RN and certified wellness coach. She left patient care to better help people with lifestyle imbalance add self-care to their healthcare.


Laura is a speaker, author, educator, and wellness coach.



Monday, May 18, 2015

What You Need to Know: Blood Disorders, Cancers in Young Adults and Warning Signs

Presented by the Oncology Department of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Hosted by Lending Hearts


CEUs and CMEs pending

To reserve your spot for this free conference, please email Vasso at


8:30 AM Registration

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM seminar


Friday, August 14, 2015

Integrating Patients Back into the School System

Presented by the Oncology Department of Children's Hospital of PItsburgh of UPMC

Hosted by Lending Hearts


CEUs pending


7:30 AM Registration

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM seminar

Topics include: childhood cancer, seizures, autism, immunizations, diabetes & asthma



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