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Published on March 22, 2006

2006 S.T.A.R. Community Cancer Series announced by Georgetown Hospital System

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Georgetown, SC - Support Toward A Recovery (STAR) series will be held April 3, 4 & 5 at Francis B. Ford Cancer Treatment Center in Georgetown. Focusing on the medical, physical, spiritual and emotional needs of cancer patients, this event offers various lectures, discussions, testimonials, and educational and resource information. Cancer patients, cancer survivors, caregivers, families, and public are invited to attend. Sessions run daily from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. To pre-register for this free 3-day event, please call 527-7105.

STAR Program Agenda:

Monday, April 3

1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Welcome
1:15 - 2:00 p.m. Stress Relief
Singing Entertainment/Karaoke by Ed Dickerson, Cancer Survivor/GHS Cancer Support Group Member
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. “Longing for Life: Dealing with Feelings”
by Dr. Leonard Goldschmidt, Neuro-Psychologist, GHS Medical Staff, Cancer Survivor
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Door prizes / Break time / Snacks
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. “A Patient’s Walk Through Clinical Trials A Coordinator / Patient Perspective”
by Joyce Holley, Director of Radiation Therapy Center and GHS Clinical Trial Coordinator; and Mary Seipel, RT Patient

Tuesday, April 4

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. “Hop to it! ” Handicraft Support/Activity:
sponsored by GHS Community Health Education and coordinated by Debi McKenzie, Cancer Survivor, STAR Director
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. “Walk on the Bright Side” - Making Choices to Live Above Your Circumstances
by Keynote Presenter, Donna Tyson, a National Motivational Speaker. For more information on Ms. Tyson, go to
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Door prizes / Break time / Snacks
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Nutrition Symptom Management
by Kristina Ratley, RDLDN, American Cancer Society, Dietician-on-Call

Wednesday, April 5

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. “It’s About Life Now”
Interactive ‘Favorite Things’ Session by Barriedel Llorens, Development Director, Tidelands Community Hospice.
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. “Updates in Cancer Care”
Power point presentation by Dr. Eric Aguero
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Complimentary pretzels and cold drinks
Visit Lee Whitaker, Oncology Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist with Astra Zeneca, to pick up your Patient Appreciation Gift Bag courtesy of Waccamaw Oncology and Dr. Darren Mullins.
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. “A Horse on the Dining Room Table”
Effective Communication when Faced with a Cancer Diagnosis by Robin Hellman McClannan, Regency Hospice
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Cancer Survivor Testimonial
by Waccamaw Oncology Nurse, Julie Burris, RN
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. STAR Graduation, “CELEBRATE LIFE”
Party for Participants / Presenters!


Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.