Charleston VA hosts Veteran cancer survivor’s celebration

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center will hold a special celebration and expo for Charleston VAMC patients who are cancer survivors on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the medical center’s main auditorium located on the first floor at 109 Bee Street in downtown Charleston.

The expo, titled “1000 Reasons to Smile,” will offer yoga, Tai Chi and shag lesson sessions. There will be opportunities to participate in reiki and golf, along with cooking demonstrations, raffles, prizes and refreshments. Music will be provided by Guitars for Vets.

“We are looking forward to celebrating life and survivorship with these men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country,” said Kathleen Lynch, RN, cancer care nurse manager and event co-organizer. “We’d also like to encourage Veterans to bring their family and friends along with them to the event because, during a diagnosis of cancer, the support of loved ones is crucial, and they celebrate right alongside their Veteran.”

Those Veterans who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by Sept. 1 by emailing kathleen.lynch1@va.gov or debrorah.evens2@va.gov, or they can call 843-789-7292. Travel may be arranged, and travel vouchers are available for attendees.

For more information visit Charleston VAMC’s Facebook event page.

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