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Getting to Know Us – Meet Jan April, Coordinator, Facilities

I joined ACS in 2005 for a few months and then moved on to pursue another job opportunity.  In that short few months, I learned so much of what ACS does and continues to do so well – help people fight and survive this dreaded disease!  Right after I left ACS, my best friend Debbie was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  At that time, my first thought was – I have to call the ACS 1-800 number to register her and see what ACS resources she can use to get her through this diagnosis.

She received transportation services while undergoing chemotherapy and she was able to talk to someone about her condition whenever she needed.  I even told her about clinical trials that may be available. She was able to receive all the information and assistance about her illness quickly because I knew what to do and who to call.  Sadly, there are still many people who do not know what services, help, and support we can provide.

I came back to American Cancer Society now more passionate than ever to ensure that more people know what we do and how we can help support those who are affected by cancer. This is in memory of my best friend, Debbie. I am thankful that I am working for the American Cancer Society.  It has helped me bring awareness to my families and friends about the programs and services we provide.

For resources and support, log on to cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.

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I Can Cope Cancer Education Program

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There are three more I Can Cope Classes remaining for the summer.  The classes on July 7 and July 20 both address financial matters.  Click on the link to view the flyer for the I Can Cope class on July 20 at Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu.  MoneyMatters

I Can Cope is a free educational program for adults facing cancer – either personally, or as a friend or family caregiver. The more you know about what is happening during cancer diagnosis and treatment, the better equipped you will be to handle each step of the journey. The I Can Cope program gives participants an opportunity to share their concerns with others having similar experiences and to design ways to cope with the challenges that arise from a cancer diagnosis. Guest speakers include professionals in the field of cancer management. In addition, videos, print materials, and class discussion provide up-to-date information for patients, family, and friends.

There is no charge for attending I Can Cope classes. You do not need a doctor’s referral, but for planning purposes pre-registration is required.  I Can Cope classes are held on Oahu at First Presbyterian Church and Queen’s Medical Center.  Click here to view the schedule of classes and contact information.

 

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American Cancer Society Co-Sponsors I Can Cope Cancer Education Program

I Can Cope logoI Can Cope is a free educational program for adults facing cancer – either personally, or as a friend or family caregiver. Knowledge is power, and the more you know about what is happening during cancer diagnosis and treatment, the better equipped you will be to handle each step of the journey. The I Can Cope program gives participants an opportunity to share their concerns with others having similar experiences and to design ways to cope with the challenges that arise from a cancer diagnosis. Guest speakers include professionals in the field of cancer management. In addition, videos, print materials, and class discussion provide up-to-date information for patients, family, and friends.

There is no charge for attending I Can Cope classes. You do not need a doctor’s referral, but for planning purposes pre-registration is required.  I Can Cope classes will be held on Oahu at First Presbyterian Church and Queen’s Medical Center.

First Presbyterian Church (Koolau Golf Course, 45-550 Kionaole Road)
To register, call 595-7504
All classes at this location are from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Click on the link to view the flyer for classes held at this location
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Queen’s Medical Center, Queen’s Cancer Center
Kamehameha Auditorium & Lounge
To register, call 537-7117
All classes at this location are from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Click on the link to view the flyer for classes held at this location
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April 7 Celebrating Life First Presbyterian Church
April 20 Keeping Well in Mind and Body Queen’s Cancer Center
April 21 About Cancer First Presbyterian Church
May 5 Understanding Cancer Treatment First Presbyterian Church
May 18 Communicating Concern and Feelings Queen’s Cancer Center
May 19 Managing Fatigue and Pain First Presbyterian Church
June 2 Nutrition During Treatment First Presbyterian Church
June 15 Exploring Self Esteem and Intimacy Queen’s Cancer Center
June 16 How to Navigate the Medical System First Presbyterian Church
July 7 Financial Planning and Money First Presbyterian Church
July 20 Taking Charge of Money Matters Queen’s Cancer Center
July 21 How Spirituality Helps First Presbyterian Church