Daytripping to Columbus with PRG

Daytripping to Columbus with PRG

About This Campaign

Spend a day with fellow PRG survivors as we attend the
United in the Fight Against Cancer Conference, presented by OhioHealth in Columbus.

PRG is offering a limited number of FREE tickets to survivors!

Experts from MD Anderson Cancer Center, ranked one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation, will share the latest advancements on their groundbreaking Moon Shots Program, aimed at rapidly reducing deaths from several major cancers. You will also have a chance to hear from nationally renowned celebrity speaker Joan Lunden.

Connect and learn during a full day of cancer support and empowerment. Breakfast, lunch & snacks will be included. Keynote presentation by Joan Lunden and interactive sessions throughout the day with leading clinical experts from OhioHealth and MD Anderson.

Date: June 11, 2016, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center

Transportation will NOT be provided....we will try to coordinate car pools from Cincinnati & Dayton based on participation.

What will I hear about during the breakout sessions?

Breakout Session Descriptions: (attendees may attend 2)

- “Finding Your New Normal After Cancer” - It’s time to celebrate, your cancer treatment is over! During this time you may be cancer-free but you may still cognitively or physically experience cancer’s effects. There may be chronic pain, fatigue, fear of recurrence, anxiety, or other effects may plague cancer survivors. Financial issues may impact the family—even those who have insurance. Without help, the aftermath of cancer treatment can be as devastating as the cancer itself. We will help fill you in on what’s next.

- “Caring for the Caregivers” - After supporting the cancer journey of a loved one, there comes a time when you need to care for yourself. A caregiver's physical, emotional and mental health is vital to the well-being of the person who has cancer. To be a good caregiver, you must be good to yourself. In this session, you will learn to recognize the signs of stress, tips for stress management, coping and self-care.

- “Navigating Financial Resources and Planning For Cancer” - Cancer is often an unexpected diagnosis that can throw you and your family into crisis mode. Navigating through FMLA, short or long term disability, power of attorney, medical bills and more can be overwhelming for everyone. If these preparations are discussed by your family in advance, the crisis can be much more manageable. We will show you how to create an emergency prepared plan for cancer, teach you the difference and purpose of each of the forms and share resources including agencies who can help you in this journey.

- “Symptom Management” - During cancer and its treatment, you are faced with several temporary and ongoing symptoms and side effects, including, pain, fatigue, depression, blood clots, skin conditions and weight gain/loss. Our team can teach you what symptoms to expect and how to manage them using resources available such as cancer rehabilitation, integrative care and palliative care.

- "Wellness: Prevention, Screening, Genetics and Research" - Anyone can develop cancer, YOU are the key to prevention and detection. Cancers that can be prevented or detected earlier by screening account for about half of all new cancer cases in Ohio. Each person has a complex interaction of modifiable and unknown risk factors that can lead to cancer. We can empower you to use what we know about those modifiable risk factors along with nutrition, exercise, earlier screening and detection and your family history to minimize your risk and detect cancer in its most treatable stage.

- “Maintaining Relationships and Intimacy" - Relationships and sexuality are fundamental to the way we experience physical and emotional closeness. They are closely linked to how we relate to ourselves and others, and they impact on the roles we play within our family. This session aims to help you understand the ways cancer and its treatment may affect your sexuality and relationships and describe practical ways to adapt to any physical and emotional changes you are experiencing. We will provide insight to available resources, medications, treatment and support services. This session is for people with cancer and their partner(s). The principles of this session are the same for all individuals, irrespective of your sexual orientation. We will help you find new ways to enjoy intimacy.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • 400 N High St
  • Columbus, OH 43215
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Jun 11, 2016 08:00 am to
  • Jun 11, 2016 03:00 pm
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We offer support and services to our members through our Simply Fight! and NO Age NO Stage programs which offer free services for those in treatment to help with everyday life needs such as housekeeping, meals and transportation. Survivors can also connect through monthly coffee talks and other events.


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