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Benefits of Complementary Therapies on the Cancer Journey
Cornucopia is featured in this Cure magazine article, Integrative services can be found in the community, by the magazine’s managing editor Jon Garinn. And the science supports the value of integrative and complementary therapies. Cure magazine’s June 14 article can help you see the benefits: Integrative therapies can complement conventional cancer treatments. And, talk with your medical team about any complementary therapies you receive. This resource from the National Cancer Institute may help. If you live outside the Triangle, visit our online resources page for organizations like Cornucopia that provide integrative complementary therapies.
Handmade hats for Cornucopia participants
The hats you see here were knitted and crocheted by women who are residents of Governors Club, Durham and Chapel Hill as a donation to the Cornucopia Cancer Support Center. The hats are to be displayed on a hat rack at the Center and will be available free of charge to Cornucopia participants.
The Center is dedicated to providing care of the mind, body and spirit of women and men journeying with cancer. They have been providing this non-clinical, crucial support to participants in the program and to their families in the tri-county area since 1995. As their motto states, their services truly assist women and men in living life to the fullest.
These 22 hats were handmade by Holly Erdmann, Judy Jordan, Elizabeth McEntee, Muriel Rioux, Vickie Scott, Janet Shaw, Mary Stowe, Susan Sottile and Trisha Vinkovic. This craft project was coordinated by Jeanie Blake of Fiber Friends, who is grateful to these women who donated their time, supplies and gentle hands to create hats for individuals undergoing cancer treatment.
Thank you, Governors Club, for your ongoing support of Cornucopia’s mission!!
Area media feature Cornucopia’s Magnolia Meals at Home™ program
♥ Triangle meal service delivers to cancer survivors – Triangle Tribune article
♥ Meals delivery program aims to ease burden on cancer patients – Raleigh News article
♥ Group feeds breast cancer patients, families – ABC 11 story
Congratulations to TBJ Healthcare Hero Mary Lawrence!
Congratulations to President and CEO Mary Lawrence, recipient of the 2013 Healthcare Heroes Award as the Outstanding Support Services Executive of the Year! The award, given annually by Triangle Business Journal, was announced and presented to Mary at a special banquet on Thursday, March 21, 2013.
Mary was honored for her exceptional leadership of Cornucopia – her unflagging dedication to the mission and every participant who receives non-clinical cancer care services. She was recognized for her innovations, including the development and launch of That Cancer Show™, which celebrated its first anniversary on April 1.
Thank you, Mary, for all you do for Cornucopia every day! You make a difference in so many lives. You are, indeed, our hero!
The CW’s Survivor Stories feature Cornucopia participants
♥ Maxine Turner Fitts, former Vice President of Operations and Programs, reflects on her cancer journey
♥ Bob McAlpine, massage therapy service provider, talks about how cancer affected him
That Cancer Show™ podcasts – listen to our weekly radio program on various topics associated with the cancer journey. Click here.
Transparency Throughout the Cancer Journey – Program featured on Courage Cocktail on WCOM, hosted by Lee Anne McClymont, and featuring Cornucopia President and CEO Mary Lawrence and former Touched by Cancer Associate Publisher Mike MacDonald.