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Albertans invited to learn how to live well with cancer

March 22, 2019

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Wellspring Calgary are inviting people living with cancer, their families and friends, and healthcare professionals to attend a free education event to learn how to live their best with cancer.

The event – Living Your Best with Advanced, Metastatic, Chronic or Non-Curable Cancer – will be broadcast live on Thursday, April 11, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to register and view the presentation at AHS locations in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Bonnyville, Camrose, Fort McMurray, High River and Rimbey.

The following topics and speakers will be featured:

  • Meaning-Making When Cancer is Part of Your Life
    Spiritual care provider – Heather Roukema-Gritter
    Psychosocial and Spiritual Care Resources, Cross Cancer Institute
  • Travelling With a Cancer Diagnosis
    Ken Landry
    Travel specialist and public member of the AHS Cancer Provincial Advisory Council
  • Eating Well – Nutrition Myths and Truths
    Dietitian – Aisling Corbally
    Nutrition Services, Tom Baker Cancer Centre

Register at http://bit.ly/book-cancerpatiented or call toll free at 1-855-258-9963. Contact cancerpatienteducation@ahs.ca for more information.

Alberta Health Services plans and delivers health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

For media inquiries, contact:

Kristin Whitworth
AHS Communications
403-671-4397