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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MEDIA ALERT

Virtual Workshop: Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatments & Side Effects
Free Virtual Workshop to Help People Living with Cancer Better Manage Side Effects

Davenport, IA (MAY, 2020) – Gilda’s Club Quad Cities and Iowa Cancer Specialists will host a free virtual workshop for people living with cancer and their loved ones entitled “Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatments & Side Effects.” Designed to help people understand and manage the physical and psychological side effects of treatment, the workshop will take place on Monday, May 11, 2020 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., via Zoom.

“As people live longer with cancer,” said Kelly Hendershot, Program Director at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, “effectively managing the physical and psychological effects of treatment is increasingly important to improving quality of life.”  Today more than 10 million Americans are cancer survivors, many of whom regularly receive a range of cancer-related treatments.

Advance registration is preferred but walk-in attendees are welcome.  To register, please visit http://www.gildasclubqc.org/calendar or call 563-484-0111. The workshop will include:

  • Dr. Linda Jager, MD – Iowa Cancer Specialists
  • Kelly Hendershot, LMSW, LSW – Gilda’s Club Quad Cities

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatments & Side Effects is part of a Frankly Speaking About Cancer series, a collection of cancer-related education programs created by Cancer Support Community. This workshop is sponsored by Iowa Cancer Specialists.

This workshop will also be broadcast via Facebook Live at http://www.facebook.com/gildasclubqc.

About Gilda’s Club
Free of charge, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities provides support, education and hope to all people affected by cancer.  As a Cancer Support Community affiliate, we are part of the largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals in the United States.  Our global network brings the highest quality cancer support to the millions of people touched by cancer.

About Cancer Support Community
The mission of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. In 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. The combined organization, with more than 50 years of collective experience, provides the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer through a network of more than 50 licensed affiliates, over 100 satellite locations and a vibrant online community, touching more than one million people each year. www.cancersupportcommunity.org | 888.793.9355