On March 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsome ordered a statewide order to stay at home. The Hirshberg Foundation is dedicated to supporting our pancreatic cancer community while we observe California’s ‘shelter in place’ rules to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. We are committed to providing virtual patient support and resources to our patients and their caregivers.
We know that cancer patients currently receiving treatments or recovering from surgery are considered at a higher risk for having a weakened immune system. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, patient well-being is more important than ever. We have asked our resident expert, Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD, Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, to provide our pancreatic cancer community with tools to eat well and live well during the coronavirus.
Our first webinar will be held on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM (PST). Entitled “How to Eat and Live Well During Coronavirus: Vital Tips for our Pancreatic Cancer Community,” participants will join Dr. Li for an interactive conversation as she provides important information to boost your immune system. Beyond nutrition she’ll discuss stress eating, sleeping, cooking and best practices for food delivered to your home.