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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Moving Beyond: Helping cancer patients go forward after the chaos of treatment

Father of late Butler University basketball player, WTTV-4 meteorologist to speak

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Treating cancer can be a rocky ride of radiation treatments, chemotherapy and surgeries. And returning to a normal life after the battle presents other challenges.

Franciscan St. Francis Health and Cancer Support Community Central Indiana are introducing Moving Beyond, a cancer survivorship program. It blends a unique and holistic approach, combining physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health components for survivors, loved ones and caregivers.

Moving Beyond is a free 12-week program and offers classes beginning in March and continuing throughout the year. They will be held in the Cancer Center’s second floor conference rooms at 8111 S. Emerson Ave., Entrance 4.

Dates and times are:

Session 1: Tuesdays, March 1 – May 17, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Session 2: Thursdays, March 3 – May 19, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Session 3: Tuesdays, June 7 – Aug. 23, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Session 4: Thursdays, June 9 – Aug. 25, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Session 5: Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 29, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Session 6: Thursdays, Sept. 8 – Dec. 1, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Each week focuses on a different topic to meet the needs of cancer survivors and caregivers. Participants will receive weight management and fitness tool kits, and learn the benefits of exercise, relaxation techniques, healthy meal planning and easy meal preparation.

To register, visit, or call 317-528-1412.

In an effort to increase awareness of Moving Beyond, Franciscan Alliance Foundation Central Indiana is hosting a breakfast event Thursday, April 28 at Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Deer Zink Events Pavilion (4000 Michigan Road).

Curt Smith, the father of Butler basketball player Andrew Smith who succumbed to cancer earlier this year will be a guest speaker. Also slated to speak is Chris Wright, meteorologist for WTTV-4.

The program gets under way at 7:30 a.m. and provides visitors with details on how the unique survivorship program works and how it meets the physical, mental and spiritual healthcare needs.

For more information about the event and ticket information, call 317-528-8949.