Welcome to Virtual Survivorship Day


Wednesday, June 2

10:00 - 10:45 AM

Tai Chi

Tai Chi Instructor, Dr. Jay Dunbar
"This class will provide an understated, tranquil, meditative style of Tai Chi with small steps and simple movements, matched with breathing, to increase flexibility, coordination, awareness, and vitality."
-Dr. Jay Dunbar, Instructor


Join Dr. Jay Dunbar, founder and director of The Magic Tortoise Taijiquan School, in a virtual Tai Chi (TIE-CHEE) class for cancer patients and survivors.

Tai Chi uses flowing movements performed in a slow, focused manner and is accompanied by deep breathing. Over the years tai chi has evolved into a graceful self-paced form of exercise that is now used for stress reduction and for a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Due to its low impact nature, there is minimal stress on the joints, making it generally safe for all fitness levels. It is especially suitable for older adults who may not otherwise exercise.  

If you missed this live event, join us for Tai Chi on the first and third Friday of the month at 2:30 p.m. Visit our site to register for this free class





Wednesday, June 2

11:00-11:45 AM

Emotional Wellness and Cancer 

healthy smiling coupleJoin Duke Cancer Patient Support Program Medical Family Therapists Tracy Berger, MS, LMFT and John Schweichler, MS, LMFT in a virtual conversation about emotional wellness and cancer. 

Coping with cancer is a delicate balance between the emotional and physical impact that cancer can have on a patient and their loved ones. Our medical family therapist specialize in working with individuals, couples and families to address the psychological, emotional, and social/relational difficulties that often accompany the diagnosis and course of illness.

Join us to discuss tips on how to improve emotional wellness.  





Wednesday, June 2

12:00-1:00 PM 

Cancer Survivorship Panel: Living with and beyond cancer 

The Duke Supportive Care and Survivorship Center will be hosting a live expert panel on living with and beyond cancer beginning at noon on Wednesday, June 2. Join our expert panelists, listed below, as they answer patients' and caregivers’ questions on a variety of topics related to cancer survivorship. This virtual event is open to any patient or caregiver who has faced or is facing cancer, regardless of where you are in your journey.

Speaker Panel





Wednesday, June 2

1:30 – 2:15 PM 

Cooking Demonstration

Heart made of vegetables



The Mediterranean Diet is an easy way to eat many cancer-fighting foods.  Join Carrie Smith, MS, RD, CSO, LDN and Paige Fisher-Streno, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSC, two Duke Cancer Institute registered dietitians, as they demonstrate three Mediterranean Diet inspired recipes. Following this demonstration, the clinical dietitians will host a live Q&A discussion around nutrition and cancer.

Tour our Nutritional Well-Being page for more helpful tips and cooking demonstrations. 




Wednesday, June 2

2:30 – 3:15 PM 


Laura Woodall, Yoga 4 Cancer Instructor
Laura Woodall, a cancer survivor, began instructing yoga in 2003.

Join certified Yoga for Cancer (Y4C) instructor Laura Woodall, M.S., E-RT 200 in a class designed specifically for cancer patients and survivors. This class combines components of flexibility, movement, strength, balance and breathing to avoid lymphatic fluid accumulation, aid in managing side effects and improve overall mental and physical wellbeing. 

“I approach teaching with awareness and compassion, drawing upon knowledge of anatomy and physical limitations. Together, we practice yoga with a sense of compassion and humor toward ourselves, and that our yoga practice deepens our sense of gratitude,” shared Woodall. 

If you missed this live event, join us for Yoga for Cancer on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at noon. Visit our site to register for this free class



Wednesday, June 2

6:00 -7:00 PM 

FamiliesCan! Meaning Making Activity 

Young girl, daughter of a parent with cancer, holds up a picture made during a KidsCan! activity.We hope that FamiliesCan! will help families create memories with one another through this meaning making activity. 

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program believes supportive relationships with families are built through active engagement. We hope that families will grow in their ability to better understand their own connections with one another while feeling supported by other families with similar experiences and challenges. We seek to provide the opportunity to invest in time spent together and focus on the opportunity to enjoy one another. 

If you missed this live event, you may be interested in joining us for KidsCan!. Visit our site to learn more and to register for this monthly event.