“Write Your Cancer Story” Essay Contest Winners Honoring National Cancer Survivors Month
Local Nonprofit Complementary Cancer Care honored cancer survivors for National Cancer Survivors Month by hosting a “Write Your Cancer Story” essay contest. Members of the general public were invited to submit an original essay inspired by a personal experience with cancer. The community was invited to vote and has selected the winners. Congratulation to first place winner: Norma Best Boucher, second place winner: Theresa Morrow and third place winner: Jani Stone.
“Thank you to all our courageous cancer survivor writers,” says organizer Christina Tecson. “All cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers are invited to participate in Complementary Cancer Care's free support programs and activities.”
Complementary Cancer Care partners with community experts and local resources to provide much needed support services to complement medical treatment—such as yoga, tai chi, meditation, art classes, educational speakers, peer support groups, and mental health counseling—at no cost to clients. These programs—designed to focus on movement and relaxation practices, creative expression, information, and support, among other benefits—are designed to help relieve the cancer burden and improve total quality of life. The goal is to connect people going through similar circumstances, to foster emotional support, and to provide tools and resources to educate and empower them on their journey to healing.
Read the essay stories online at CompCancerCare.org/cancer-stories.