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Memorial Wellness Center to Host Free Class for Cancer Survivors


Surviving to Thriving will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25, at the Memorial Wellness Center, 228 W. Miller St.

Class participants will learn from experts about nutritious and healthy eating and will participate in a demonstration of how to prepare agua fresca (or flavored water) and a savory dish. Participants will also learn breathing and mindfulness techniques and hear from other cancer survivors and caregivers.

Representatives of Memorial Health service lines – cancer care, behavioral health, home services and others – will be available to answer questions.

“Life is different after a cancer diagnosis,” said Naomi Wands, community cancer education coordinator at Memorial Health. “Next steps for cancer survivors and their caregivers can sometimes be challenging – physically, emotionally and mentally.”

To register, visit or call 217-757-7684 by June 15.

In 2019, approximately 17 million Americans were cancer survivors, and the number of cancer survivors living in the United States increases with each passing year, according to the American Cancer Society. More early-detection practices and screenings as well as advances in treatment are two factors that have contributed to increased cancer survival rates.