l quick takes Thousands Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day JOY, HOPE, camaraderie, faith and tri- umph over adversity were on full display

when cancer survivors and their families,

friends and caregivers celebrated Survivors

Day on June 4 at Birmingham’s Pepper

Place Saturday Market.

The Celebrating Life event, part of

the National Cancer Survivors Day and

hosted by the UAB Comprehensive Cancer

Center and an all-star collaboration of can-

cer organizations, united cancer survivors,

caregivers, family members, friends and

health-care professionals to show that life

after a diagnosis can be meaningful and

productive. The event featured live music

and cooking demonstrations as well as a host

of hands-on activity centers for educational

opportunities, nutritional programs, chil-

dren’s activities and art and massage thera-


Joining this year’s celebration was

John Scalici, an internationally recog-

nized drum circle facilitator and speaker.

Scalici led Survivors Day participants in

the DrumSTRONG program, a unique,

multicultural, musical charity event that

showcases regional and national resources

that support people with cancer and those

who love them. Other performers included

Zumba with Jerri and Jen, Sing for the Cure,

Cooking with Dr. Luis Pineda and Chef

Antony Osborne, Red Mountain Theatre

Company singers, singer Sarah Ferguson and

Alex Swader with Dancers Fighting Cancer.

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery, by Rebecca Katz, highlights 150 science-based, nutrient-rich recipes that are easy to prepare and designed to give patients the necessary boost by stimulating their appetite and addressing treatment side effects such as fatigue, nausea, dehydra- tion, mouth and throat soreness, taste changes and weight loss.

The American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies, 2nd edition, defines and evaluates the available complementary and alternative therapies, offering guidelines for their use and specific descriptions of more than 150 different types of such therapies.

Nana, What’s Cancer?, by Beverlye Hyman Fead and Tessa Mae Hamermesh of the American Cancer Society, is one of the few books available that defines and explains cancer on an elementary-school level. The book is recommended for third graders and above.

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