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Published on July 19, 2012

Cancer survivors celebration features cancer-fighting chef, picnic lunch

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Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544

Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

MONTEREY, Calif. — The annual cancer survivors celebration hosted by Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula will feature presentations on building a cancer-fighting kitchen as well as a picnic lunch, patient art display, therapy dogs, music, and more.

The free event is from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. August 11 at Monterey Peninsula College. It is open to cancer survivors and their family and friends. Chef Rebecca Katz will do presentations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the “Power of Yum,” her science-based, nutrient-rich approach to developing a culinary tool kit to fight cancer. Katz is a cookbook author, senior chef at Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Marin County, and has lectured at medical centers throughout the country.

Other activities are scheduled throughout the day, including a picnic lunch at noon and ice cream served by area doctors. Registration is required by August 1. A form is available at www.chomp.org or by calling 622-2844.

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ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 207 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, Peninsula Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/