On Saturday, May 13 Kaiser Permanente hosted its 4th Annual Cancer Survivor Day to celebrate members living with, through, and beyond cancer. More than 800 survivors and their family members gathered to connect with and learn from each other and to participate in free wellness activities, informational sessions and various workshops led by Kaiser Permanente’s expert physicians and care teams.
Leon Hwang MD, Chief of Oncology at the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Group, provided the day’s keynote address. During his remarks he touched on Kaiser Permanent’s thoughtful approach to cancer care stating, “Beating cancer takes a team, and I am thankful we are all teammates in this effort. At Kaiser Permanente doctors and your entire cancer care teams develop therapies for each patient. And because each of you is unique, our doctors will work with you and your family on a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.”
In addition to the informational sessions, the event also included clinical onsite services, where guests had the opportunity to meet with a physician and learn information about staying up-to-date on regular screenings and doctor’s appointments. There were also onsite wellness activities including yoga, meditation, art therapy, chair massages, and beauty tips for cancer survivors. Additionally, there were video sessions that allowed members to share their stories.
A special thanks to all our clinical experts and the more than 100 volunteers who spent their Saturday making this event such a success.