Breast Cancer Coping Camp
Three concurrent free seminars to teach coping skills to people whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer have been planned by educators from John C. Lincoln’s Breast Health and Research Center and the Children’s Emergency Center, Mendy’s Place at John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital.
The seminars for breast cancer survivors, spouses and caregivers, and children will be held:
Because a breast cancer diagnosis affects the entire family, the free seminars are designed to help breast cancer survivors, their children and their spouses learn valuable communication strategies and coping skills. Seminar participants do not have to have children to attend. The seminars include:
-Support for Breast Cancer Survivors – Facilitated by Mikala Edwards, Community Educator, Arizona Young Breast Cancer Survivor Support Initiative. Participants will receive a Survivor Resource Guide Tool and informational book.
-Coping Skills for Children (ages 5 through 12) – Facilitated by Danielle Manrique, Certified Child Life Specialist, John C. Lincoln Children's Emergency Center, Mendy’s Place. Children will receive a kids tee shirt and a Children’s Coping Kit with information, games and toys to help deal with their parent’s diagnosis.
-Help for Husbands and Caregivers – Facilitated by Marc Heyison, Founder and CEO, Men against Breast Cancer. Participants will receive a Men’s Coping Kit and informational book.
The three groups will come together for closing ceremonies that will include a balloon release to commemorate breast cancer survivors and those who have passed away.
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