The Swan for Life Cancer Foundation Brings New Cancer Support Network to North Oakland County

Thursday, February 25, 2010 Press Release J E 4
CLARKSTON, Mich., Feb. 24 The Swan for Life Cancer Foundation, a non-profit cancer support organization, has opened its doors to those newly diagnosed with cancer, patients with recurrences, friends and family and survivors throughout Northern Oakland County.

"The Foundation's mission is to offer coaching and support for those affected by cancer," said Lisa DePillo, program coordinator. "We want to help people develop and implement a plan to navigate their journey with cancer so that they will be inspired to live a life that is dignified, hopeful and positive. We take pride in the comfort our programs provide."

Some of the workshops and programs include:

The Foundation was created when founder Farid Fata, M.D., F.A.C.P., a medical oncologist, noticed that medicine was only one piece of the oncology puzzle. He observed that when other resources such as education, community support, a plan of action and therapy options were available, the patients found it easier to face the challenges and changes that come with any cancer.

"Our programs go beyond the clinical needs of the patient," said Ms. DePillo. "We believe this part of care ensures that every patient has access to an optimal oncology experience. There is no charge for participating in any of our programs."

About The Swan for Life Cancer Foundation

Swan for Life is a non-profit group that is committed to providing support, education and resources to cancer patients and their families at no charge. Those interested and who wish to learn more about current programs, times and locations should call The Swan for Life Cancer Foundation at 248-620-9600 in Clarkston or 248-650-1090 in Rochester.

-- Patient and Caregiver support groups -- Nutrition, diet and cooking -- Symptom management -- Navigating insurance issues -- Integrative medicine such as yoga, massage, art therapy, meditation, and acupuncture -- Wellness, living and survivor workshops

SOURCE Swan for Life Cancer Foundation


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