Survivorship Day

It was an absolute blast to be a part of survivorship day at ELLICSR . ELLICSR is a tremendous place at Toronto General Hospital where people going through cancer and their families can come for support and education. On Monday, we had our biggest event of the year. We honoured the memory of Dr. Robert Buckman who did so much tremendous work in helping found the centre, and happened to work with Monty Python. (This impresses the crap out of me). He did great stuff on health with Terry Jones that is available on The YouTUBE… here.

I was absolutely thrilled to be part of a panel with Dr. Brian Goldman, Dietitian Christy Brissette, Laura Adams of the Rhode Island Quality Institute and Dr. Alex Jadad who just generally rocks. There were well over 100 people there all sharing stories about what it was like to go through cancer and helping each other by sharing resources to help make the journey easier. It was a very inspiring day with cooking demonstrations by Chef Jeremy Capone, art demonstrations by folks from Art4Cancer  and I was thrilled to be able to present my workshop Laughing In The Face Of Cancer.

It was remarkable to meet so many amazing, generous and positive folks.

There are awesome fun pictures somewhere on a disk. When I get them, I’ll pass them along. Hope all is good with all of you.


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  1. Very interesting. I was watching TV and saw Chef Jeremy Capone and some nutritionists holding a cooking session and was very interested in what they are doing. I am a nutritionist and immediately I had this feeling that our people in Kenya can benefit from such demonstrations and activities as this is one of the emerging public health problems curently.It got me thinking thats why I had to google Chef Jeremy and came to your site.Great work.

    • Thanks so much Phyllis! Love to hear more about about what you are doing in Kenya! Yes, we are huge fans of Geremie and Christie. They are awesome.