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EDUCATION & COMMUNITY
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: 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.
Details coming soon!
Kites Take Flight for Childhood Cancer
Sunday, September 2017 at Shady Side Academy
This free and open to the community event is to raise awareness and hope for childhood and young adult cancer! More details to come soon.
UP Street Wellness Fair
Thursday, October 27, 2017 9 AM - 3 PM at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
A wellness fair including service providers of various integrative oncology modalities and guest speakers
Past Educational Seminars
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
7:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM seminar
Topics include: childhood cancer, seizures, autism, immunizations, diabetes & asthma