Together We Can -- Newsletter of the Joan Karnell Cancer Center

Fall 2006

Delivering the Latest Advances in Radiation Therapy
Message From the Administrator
Recent Events
Survivors Day 2006
Honors, Awards & Publications
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Recent Events

Health Fair & Screening

April 2006 – The Joan Karnell Cancer Center joined the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery to offer the first Oral Head and Neck Cancer Health Fair and Screening. Held during Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, attendees learned about cancer risk factors and were evaluated for related signs or symptoms. Early detection saves lives.

Dedication of Healing Artwork in the Chemotherapy Suite at JKCC

April 2006 – A mural and fountain in the Chemotherapy Suite was dedicated in memory of Anne Nofer, a long-time supporter of the Cancer Center and member of the Auxiliary of Pennsylvania Hospital.

Dedication of Healing Artwork in the Chemotherapy Suite at JKCC

Local artist and breast cancer survivor, Lynne Lutrell, created the mural titled Hope, Courage and Love. The piece incorporates colors and symbols representing different cancer diagnoses. It was partially funded by a grant from the Auxiliary.

Inaugural Meeting of the JKCC Advisory Board

May 16, 2006 – This board is comprised of a distinguished group of volunteers who are committed to helping the Cancer Center enhance its mission, support its programs and services, participate in fundraising activities, including the Together We Can 2007 fundraiser, and work with the Cancer Center leadership to provide advice, counsel and other support within their areas of expertise.

Inaugural Meeting of the JKCC Advisory Board

Each of the board members has had personal experience with the Cancer Center and brings a wealth of diverse expertise, skill and enthusiasm to their roles as Cancer Center advocates.

National Cancer Survivors Day 2006

May 17, 2006 – Cancer survivors, their family and friends joined the staff of the Joan Karnell Cancer Center on May 17 to celebrate Survivors Day. This annual event celebrates the strength and courage of cancer survivors. This year the event was held in the evening in the Pine Garden at Pennsylvania Hospital. The celebration featured a performance by singer Lauren Hart and a moving testimonial about survivorship from Robert Karnell.

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Nutrition Program with McCall School First Graders

June 8, 2006 – The first grade class from the McCall School visited the Joan Karnell Cancer Center for a lesson in healthy eating, creating smoothies with Cancer Center nutritionist Debra DeMille.

Nutrition Program with McCall School First Graders


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