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Cancer Events at Spartanburg Regional

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This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Mondays in September, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

Maintaining a healthy weight after the completion of cancer treatment can be challenging, but with the proper tools and support, you can achieve your weight-loss goals. TOPS is a weight-loss support group for cancer survivors. For more information on becoming a member, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events.

Wealth (Walking, Eating And Learning Towards Health)

Mondays in September, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

If you are a cancer survivor looking for a fun way to engage in regular physical activity, we encourage you and your caregiver to join WEALTH! WEALTH participants meet twice weekly for a 30-minute walking session, which concludes with a brief nutrition education class. For more information, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-7618.

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Thursdays in in September, 5:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Activity Room

Our registered yoga instructor teaches cancer patients and survivors to relax mind and body with gentle yoga. Beginners and those with yoga experience are welcome. Registration is not required for this free event. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information.

Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors

Tuesdays in in September, 5:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Activity Room

Cancer patients and survivors learn how to improve balance, breathing and relaxation. Registration is not required for this free event. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information.

Turn the Town Teal

Thursday, Sept. 1, 5 p.m.

Downtown Spartanburg

Join the Ovarian Cancer Foundation and Spartanburg Downtown Association as they Turn the Town Teal. Enjoy fun and fellowship while you learn the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and raise awareness for this terrible disease. Registration is not required for this free event.

Look Good, Feel Better

Monday, Sept. 12, 12 – 1 p.m.

Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health Conference Room

This is a free makeover program open to all women receiving chemotherapy, radiation or other forms of treatment. The goal of the program is to help women manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Call 864-560-6747 to register.

Food for Life: Cancer Project

Mondays, Sept. 12 – Oct. 3, 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

Are you a cancer survivor interested in learning more about nutrition, preparing healthy meals and trying delicious recipes? Then join Food for Life instructor Terri Edwards and learn how to add more plant-based foods to your diet. This four-week class will cover how foods fight cancer, incorporating more low-fat and high-fiber foods in your diet, alternatives to dairy, cancer-fighting compounds in food and how to maintain a healthy weight. The class tuition of $100 is being paid by our generous community donors; however, a commitment to all four classes and advanced registration is required. Learn more at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-7618.

Prostate Cancer Screening

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

The five-year survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent, so get screened. Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute is offering free prostate cancer screenings for men ages 40 to 64 who are uninsured or do not have a primary care physician. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call

864-560-6508 to schedule a screening.

Gibbs Wellness Café: GYN Cancers & HPV

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 12 – 1 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

Held the third Wednesday of each month, Gibbs Wellness Café is a monthly conversation focusing on various topics related to cancer and the community. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-6508 for more information.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2016

Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.

Heritage Park, Simpsonville

Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health is a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen SC Mountains to Midlands Affiliate Race for the Cure®. Help us raise awareness and funds to fight against breast cancer, celebrate breast cancer survivorship and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease. To join our team, SRHS Carolina's Main Squeeze, visit KomenSCMM.org. For more information contact Chantel Washington at 864-560-6508.

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