Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our ninth annual Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness event on Saturday, June 6, 2015. This free event featured a keynote address by Eva Grayzel. Eva was in the midst of her career as a nationally recognized Master Storyteller and performance artist when she was diagnosed at age 33 with stage IV oral cancer and given a 15 percent chance of survival. After regaining her deep vibrant voice, Eva applied her stage skills to communicate the depth of her experience in a unique and powerful way.
For over a decade, Eva has empowered survivors nationwide with her story of turning adversity into opportunity. In 2013, she performed "Tongue-Tied: A Story NOT silenced by Oral Cancer" Off-Broadway in New York City to a sold-out audience. A champion for early detection, Eva founded the Six-Step ScreeningTM oral cancer awareness campaign. Eva is the author of Mr. C Plays Hide and Seek and Mr. C the Globetrotter.
The event also featured breakout sessions led by experts in the fields of nutrition, complementary and alternative medicine, art therapy, relationships and intimacy, caregivers, heart disease, exercise, cognitive function, lymphedema, spirituality, stress management, advanced disease, yoga and late effects from cancer treatment.
The post-event evaluations reflected overwhelmingly positive impressions; requests and comments will be considered in planning future events.