Panel Addresses Healthy Living to Celebrate Cancer Awareness Month

Sept. 19th Discussion Focuses on Diet, Exercise and Screenings

September 03, 2002

A team of experts in cancer care and support services will discuss healthy habits we should all develop to live a long life from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave.

The event is organized by local cancer care agencies to celebrate Cancer Awareness Month, which is September. The discussion is the third in a four-part lecture series, titled “Cancer - It’s Not the End: Living, Thriving, Hoping.”

Featured panelists include: 

  •  Kim Pelletier, R.D., a registered dietician with the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center, who will discuss health eating habits;

  • William Hall, M.D., medical director of the Center for Lifetime Wellness at Monroe Community College, who will discuss the value of exercise and physical fitness;

  • O.J Sahler, M.D., professor of pediatrics, psychiatry, medical humanities, and oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, who will discuss holistic medicine; ·

  • Cindy DellaVedova, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., program manager at Gilda’s Club, who will discuss the value of support systems for cancer patients; and

  • Michelle Cooley, of the American Cancer Society, who will discuss the importance of regular cancer screenings for early detection.

The evening is sponsored by the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center, American Cancer Society, Gilda’s Club, Center for Lifetime Wellness, and Rochester Museum and Science Center.

For more information about the series, call (585) 273-1119.

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