Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Free Educational Workshop for People Affected By Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Cedar Rapids/Davenport, IA (October 2019) Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, in partnership with the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center in Cedar Rapids will host Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia – a free workshop for people affected by CLL.

Fundamental information about the most current Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia treatments, strategies for symptom/side-effect management and tools for survivorship will be discussed. Amy Ganske, ARNP, FNP-BC with Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa (PCI) will present this workshop on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the Cook Wellness Center within the Nassif Community Cancer Center, PCI Medical Pavilion, 202 10th St. SE, second floor, Cedar Rapids. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with presentation from 6-7:30 p.m.

A live audience will also be gathered at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities (1234 E River Dr., Davenport) to view the presentation online. Participants will also be able to view the presentation via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/GildasClubQC.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia streamlines crucial resources available to people in treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Created by Cancer Support Community, this workshop includes a complimentary copy of the booklet Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

Advance registration is preferred, but walk-in attendees are welcome. To register, please call
Kelly H at 563-326-7504, email kelly@gildasclubqc.org or visit www.GildasClubQC.org/fsac-cll. Dinner is included at both Cedar Rapids and Davenport locations.

The Workshop will include:

  • Amy Ganske, ARNP, FNP-BC
    Hematology and Oncology, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa
    Kelly Hendershot, LMSW, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: CLL is made possible through unrestricted educational grants from Janssen and AbbVie.

Note:  Reporters are welcome to attend the workshop, however, please contact us in advance if you are interested in bringing a photo/videographer or would like a facility tour.

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a global non-profit network of 175 locations, including CSC and Gilda’s Club centers, health-care partnerships, and satellite locations that deliver more than $50 million in free support services to patients and families. In addition, CSC administers a toll-free helpline and produces award-winning educational resources that reach more than one million people each year. Formed in 2009 by the merger of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club, CSC also conducts cutting-edge research on the emotional, psychological, and financial journey of cancer patients. In addition, CSC advocates at all levels of government for policies to help individuals whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. In January 2018, CSC welcomed Denver-based nonprofit MyLifeLine, a digital community that includes more than 30,000 patients, caregivers, and their supporters that will enable CSC to scale its digital services in an innovative, groundbreaking way. For more information, visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org.