It’s National Wellness Month – a perfect time to re-introduce self-care into our daily lives. As we all face extraordinary challenges in 2020, the Hirshberg Foundation is offering resources, webinars, fitness activities and tools to support your mind and body health. In August, we’ll share several topics that will inspire and motivate – here’s to a healthy August!
Resources for the Mind:
CANNABIS AND ONCOLOGY: WHAT DO WE KNOW?
Patient & Family Webinar Series
Join us on August 28th with Dr. Noah Federman to learn more about cannabis and oncology. In Dr. Federman’s clinical oncology practice, he uses cannabis and cannabinoid compounds as adjunctive therapies and has a keen interest in how they can help patients. He will share the science behind the many anecdotal stories in this ever-emerging field.
BREAKING UP WITH PANCREATIC CANCER: SURVIVOR STORIES
Patient & Family Webinar Series
Two incredible long-term survivors share their stories and tips for taking a wellness approach with pancreatic cancer. Wendy Hammers, an actress, speaker, and 5-year survivor leads a discussion alongside Marisa Harris, a life coach and 21-year, stage-4 pancreatic cancer survivor. Learn about setting your own healthy path and how to get yourself in the right mental space to tackle any life change during diagnosis and beyond.
COPING SKILLS FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY
Tools and Tips During COVID-19
During this time of uncertainty, stress levels can skyrocket, especially for cancer patients. Emotional well-being is a critical piece of the healing process, so now, more than ever, it is essential to have coping skills. We turned to Elizabeth Cleary, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, to lead an interactive webinar.
MANAGING THE EMOTIONAL JOURNEY
Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer
Dr. Annette Stanton, PhD, has significantly contributed to the Hirshberg Foundation’s Symposium for Pancreatic Cancer as a guest speaker. In her “Managing the Emotional Journey” Symposium video, she discusses how important it is to understand the emotional journey that cancer patients and loved ones experience once diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. As a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry/ Biobehavioral Sciences, Stanton has researched factors that promote or impede psychological and physical health in adults and couples undergoing chronically stressful experiences. She then translates her findings into action by developing and testing approaches to enhance psychological and physical health over the course of the cancer trajectory.
Resources for the Body:
COOKING HEALTHY WITH DR. LI
Cooking Class Video & Recipes
Symposium speaker Dr. Zhaoping Li, the Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, and Chef Claire Hansen of Sur la Table gathered with survivors, caregivers and instructors cook up healthy recipes including Lemon-Barley Pilaf with Chicken and Thyme, Oven-Roasted Cod and Strawberry Smoothies. Before you start cooking these delicious recipes, check out our newest Purple E-Store item, a Never Give Up apron benefiting pancreatic cancer research!
TOUR DE PIER
Join Us for a Virtual Tour de Pier on September 13, 2020
Tour de Pier is back, in a whole new way! On September 13, 2020, we’re going virtual. Your registration will help ensure that our three charities can continue to provide crucial resources to those facing cancer. Plus, since we’re virtual, we have options to ensure that everyone can get involved.
23rd ANNUAL VIRTUAL LA CANCER CHALLENGE
Walk/Run Any Time, Place, or Pace you Choose
The 23rd Annual Virtual LA Cancer Challenge Walk/Run on Sunday, October 25th will now take place nationwide at any time, place or pace you choose! We’ve got plenty of resources & ideas to customize your participation, a Purple Spirit Kit to get festively purple, a Virtual FB Group to share ideas and Ambassadors to inspire and lead the way. Your commitment and passion to find a cure burns bright and our LACC walk/run is when we shine the brightest. Learn More about our virtual event resources and register today!
LEARN THE RISKS & SYMPTOMS OF PANCREATIC CANCER
People with certain risk factors may be more likely than others to develop cancer of the pancreas. Pancreatic cancer symptoms are often barely noticeable or could be associated with other medical conditions. It is crucial that we all have a better understanding of how the pancreas functions, what puts those at higher risk, what all of the known risk factors include and the symptoms that could indicate cancer. We share these resources and tools in an effort to prevent and detect pancreatic cancer early.
HIRSHBERG TRAINING TEAM
Train for the LA Marathon, honor a loved one and cross the finish line
The iconic LA Marathon is a rewarding and memorable race experience as you run from Dodger Stadium to Century City’s Avenue of the Stars! Training is a commitment to your mental and physical health, a great reason to get active, and a priceless opportunity to honor a loved one and raise funds research and patient programs. Plus, we’ve got great fundraising prizes and HTT gear to help motivate you. With training options that fit event the busiest of schedules, there’s nothing stopping you from making the commitment to cross the finish line on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Register today!
At the Hirshberg Foundation we are committed to supporting the health and wellness of our patients. This National Wellness Month, help support these services benefitting the pancreatic cancer community by making a much-needed donation today!