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2014 News

Published on July 31, 2014

BBQ, talk on complementary therapies highlight Cancer Survivors’ Day 


Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544

Cancer BBQ2013 Cancer Survivors’ Day

Dr. Susan Roux staffs the grill and two survivors

leave their prints on the Hands of Hope mural.

MONTEREY, Calif. — The annual cancer survivors’ celebration hosted by Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula will feature a panel discussion on complementary therapies as well as a barbecue prepared by local doctors, a patient art display, therapy dogs, music, and other festivities.

The free event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. SaturdayAugust 9 at Monterey Peninsula College. It is open to cancer survivors and their family and friends.

The day begins with a panel discussion, “Complementary medicine: What works and why,” with Monterey oncologists Nancy Rubin and John Hausdorff, and Joy Smith, RN, oncology nurse educator at Community Hospital. Integrative therapies such as mind-body practices, massage therapy, and dietary supplements are increasingly being used to complement traditional treatment and care. The talk is in the MPC Lecture Hall.

The barbecue starts at noon and other activities are scheduled throughout the day. To RSVP or for more information call (800) 388-4301, email, or go online to



CommunityHospital of the MontereyPeninsula, 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 220 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 MontereyPeninsula 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 CentralCoast, Peninsula Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about CommunityHospital of the MontereyPeninsula at

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