Join Us on Sept. 9 for ‘Beyond Cancer: Finding Spirit’

Aug 30, 2017

Cancer survivors, family, friends, caregivers and the Tucson community are invited to attend Beyond Cancer: Finding Spirit, presented by Community Cancer Connections at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, in partnership with the UA Cancer Center.

This unique event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9,  from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.), at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort at 245 E. Ina Road in Tucson.

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 340,000 cancer survivors reside in Arizona alone. Although many programs exist to support patients undergoing cancer treatment in the Tucson community, very few are available to help cancer survivors reclaim their lives after treatment is over. In response to this unmet need, the first annual Beyond Cancer event was held in 2015.

The focus of the 2017 event is “finding spirit” after cancer treatment. Presenters include keynote speaker Miguel Flores Jr., LISAC, CSOTS, CEO/president of Holistic Wellness Counseling and Consultant Services.

The event offers the following to promote healthy living and long-term wellbeing:

  • Activities: cancer to dancer, mindful meandering, exercise class;
  • Lectures: science of relaxation, overcoming stress biology to promote wellness in survivorship, embracing the power of intent and belief;
  • Therapies: acupuncture, healing touch, facials, zero balancing, Reiki and massage.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Early registration is $20, or $25 at the door (lunch included). For more information/registration, please visit

Please contact Janelle Jensen at for more information.

About Community Cancer Connections:

Community Cancer Connections is a community partnership project with a focus on improving the lives of those affected by cancer. Led by faculty and staff at the UA College of Nursing, the aim of the project is to provide information about resources and services in Arizona that promote the health and wellbeing of cancer survivors and their families.

Mary Koithan, PhD, RN, associate dean of student support and community engagement and the Anne Furrow Professor of Integrative Nursing at the UA College of Nursing, is the director of this project. An internationally recognized leader in whole-systems healing and research methodologies, Dr. Koithan is also a breast cancer survivor of 16 years.

About the University of Arizona College of Nursing

Established in 1957, for 60 years the UA College of Nursing has been transforming nursing education, research and practice to help people build better futures. Consistently ranked among the best programs in the nation, the college is strengthening health care’s largest workforce and the public’s most trusted profession through its undergraduate and graduate programs, offered online and on-campus in Tucson and Phoenix. Headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., where integrative health has been pioneered, the UA College of Nursing is home to the world’s only Integrative Nursing Faculty Fellowship. With key focal strengths in integrative health, cancer prevention and survivorship, and nursing informatics, the college has more than 7,000 alumni worldwide promoting health and wellness in their workplaces and communities. For more information:
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About the University of Arizona Cancer Center

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in Arizona. The UA Cancer Center is supported by NCI Cancer Center Support Grant No. P30CA023074. With primary locations at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at Dignity St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, the UA Cancer Center has more than a dozen research and education offices throughout the state, with more than 300 physicians and scientists working together to prevent and cure cancer. For more information:
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