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Our Educational Workshops offer the opportunity to learn about cancer treatments, nutrition, the therapeutic relationship between the mind and body, and relaxation techniques with professionals specialized in these different fields.

Prior reservation is required to attend these workshops by calling 305-668-5900
or sending an email to

How to Live on Purpose with Passion and Pleasure
Every Wednesday in February and March, 7 - 8:30 pm
Facilitator: Michelle Alva, P.T.
Licensed Physical Therapist, Yoga Therapist and Intuitive Healer
Learn different mind body techniques that can help decrease stress. Lowering stress levels boosts your immune system, balances your hormones, and helps your body heal. Deeply relax and nurture your whole being in this class that combines Mindfulness Meditation, gentle Yoga-based movements, physical therapy-based therapeutic exercises, Sound Therapy, Aromatherapy, massage, and energy healing with breathing exercises. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.



Ask the Expert About Comprehensive Approaches To Cancer-Related Pain
Thursday, February 18, 6 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker: Moises Lustgarten, M.D.
Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management
On staff at Baptist Hospital

Pain is a common factor in cancer and its treatment. It is a personal experience that impacts the quality of an individual’s life, increases stress and anxiety, and can negatively impact overall cancer treatment outcomes. Dr. Lustgarten will discuss how effective pain management includes a multidisciplinary approach that addresses all aspects of pain management, from diagnosis and assessment to treatment. Cancer pain can be well-controlled in the vast majority of patients if evidence-based guidelines are applied, monitored, and individualized; and patients engage in informed decision making for managing their pain. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida


Conversations About: Coping and Thriving After a Child is Diagnosed with Cancer
Saturday, February 20, 10:30 am - 1 pm
Guest Speaker: Regina Melchor-Beaupré, Psy.D.
Child Psychology Associates, P.A.
Baptist Health South Florida

Cancer affects the entire family and it can become difficult to manage the emotional needs of each family member. Dr. Melchor-Beaupré will participate in a group discussion addressing parents’ concerns about the psychosocial impact of childhood cancer on their family. The group will also explore how to best manage the ongoing stress and anxiety for the children (the patient and siblings) as well the adults. Join us so you can help your family understand the process, find ways to relieve stress, and best prepare for cancer treatment, recovery and return to healthy living. This meeting will be a Q&A group discussion which will allow the parents to engage with Dr. Melchor-Beaupré and get responses to their specific concerns.
Children will participate in a fun activity with staff while parents are in group.
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Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida


Community Talk: Current Efforts to Advance Cancer Education and Prevention
Thursday, February 25, 6 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker: Dorothy Parker, MHS
Manager Community Outreach
Jay Weiss Institute
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ms. Parker will highlight the Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity and its role in identifying the diverse needs of the cancer community in South Florida. She will discuss the progress of the Community Outreach Program in addressing disparities in communities at increased risk of adverse cancer outcomes. Education, prevention, screening, and access to cancer care facilities for the diverse population in the tri-County area are some of the strategies utilized. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Nutrition Ammunition: Micronutrients - Partners in Good Nutrition
Thursday, March 10, 12 - 2 pm
Guest Speaker: Karla P. Otero, RD/LD, CDE, CSO
Clinical Nutrition Specialist
Radiation Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute

Vitamins, minerals, and more. Come to this session of nutrition ammunition to learn what micronutrients do in your body and how to make the most of these helpful compounds. Take home a tip sheet of ideas on how to diversify your diet and improve your nutrition. A special emphasis will be placed on hormone related cancers such as breast and prostate. A light lunch will be provided. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida


Ask the Doctor: Head and Neck Cancers and Their Treatment
Thursday, March 10, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., FACS
Manager Community Outreach
Chief Medical Officer
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Goodwin will discuss the latest research on the treatment for head and neck cancers. He will explain the full range of treatment approaches with special emphasis on advances such as immunotherapy, radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA), and protein therapy. The goal of these approaches is to eradicate the disease in a way that the patient can thrive and function in daily life. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Reservations required. Please call 305-668-5900


Moving Beyond Diagnosis:
Living An Inspired Life & Envisioning Your Future

Wednesday, February 17, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Tamera Anderson-Hanna, LMHC, CAP, CRC, RYT
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Tamera, a fellow cancer survivor will help you make use of positive affirmations to create self-fulfilling and powerful life goals. This program focuses on using affirmations to create a vision for your future in areas of emotional, spiritual, and physical wellness to improve upon lifestyle balance. Our thinking forms the basis of our choices and where we send our energy.  Having cancer can throw us off track. Take back your ability to embrace goals and move forward in life. Invite a fellow survivor.
Participants are encouraged to bring a fitness mat or thick towel as the program will close with a healing Yoga Nidra session.

Click here for a flyer about this event.

Leaky Gut: How to Improve Your Health from the Inside Out
Wednesday, March 16, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Raymond Tolmos, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Frontier Spine and Health Care

Dr. Tolmos will discuss the role of functional medicine in overall health care. He will highlight Leaky Gut Syndrome and the new understanding of how our intestinal health affects all aspects of our wellbeing, from mood and concentration to more serious states such as auto-immune disorders and even cancers. Education and information are the first steps in living well. Join us for this important talk and invite a fellow survivor.
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Alper JCC

Site: The Dave and Mary Alper JCC
Building 4 , Cultural Arts Center
11155 SW 112 Avenue
Miami, FL 33176


The Haitian Cancer Support Program
At CSCGM we are committed to providing support services to everyone affected by cancer. The Haitian Cancer Support Program is a program designed to better address the needs of cancer survivors in the Haitian community. We now offer education, support, and healthy living groups in Creole. Meetings are held in select locations. For more information, please call Pascale Denis Denizè at 305-668-5900, Ext 221.
konsa pèsonn pa pou kont li lè li gen kansè.

Generously sponsored by:
Sharp General Contractors


Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster
Through a generous grant from Komen for the Cure the Cancer Support Community is offering this FREE workshop for low-income or uninsured breast cancer patients. During a 90-minute session, participants doing this workshop will learn relaxation techniques along with visualization exercises and behavioral changes to help reduce stress before breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, breast reconstruction or other breast cancer related medical intervention. These techniques have been found to not only reduce anxiety but also post-operative pain and are used at major medical centers throughout United States. Sessions are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals in Spanish or in English. Reservations required. Please call Isabel Trabanco, LCSW, at 305-668-5900, Ext. 232

Return to Wellness
A rehabilitation program for low-income/uninsured women diagnosed with breast cancer. It consists of a three-part series of education, exercise, and support programs aimed at helping low-income women with a diagnosis of breast cancer deal with the emotional and social concerns that accompany a diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
For more information and current schedules, please call Isabel Trabanco, LCSW, 305-668-5900, Ext. 232

Site: Jackson Memorial Hospital
Mailman Center for Child Development
1601 N.W. 12 Ave Miami, FL 33136
Room 4004-A


Komen Return to Wellness

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