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Cancer Survivorship kickoff event at St. John’s

Feb. 28, 2014 |

AGAWAM – A Cancer Survivorship kickoff event on March 4 at St. John’s Parish Center, 833 Main St., at 6 p.m. will welcome the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to Western Massachusetts. The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Jay Burton, a leukemia and stem cell transplant survivor. Burton will discuss his cancer journey and his vision of establishing a primary care cancer survivorship program for the Greater Springfield area for all cancer survivors. A complimentary dinner will be provided by EB’s Restaurant to all attendees. At this kickoff event, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in conjunction with Springfield Medical Associates, will also be announcing the establishment of a monthly adult blood cancer support group scheduled to begin April 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., also to take place at St John’s Church Parish Center. This support group will be facilitated by Maryann Paleologopoulos MSW, LICSW, Kara Sawyer BSN, RN, and Dr. Jay Burton of Springfield Medical Associates. RSVP by calling Gayle Bagley at 508-810-1304 or 800-688-6572 ext. 1340 or email Gayle.Bagley@lls.com or RSVP to Paleologopoulos at 413-789-0200. Those who are unable to attend the March 4 event but would like to register for the adult blood cancer support group, may utilize one of the above contact numbers or email.

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