Survivorship Day Goes Virtual This Year

Traditional gatherings may have changed for all us, but the need to stay connected remains the same. Even though we won’t be joining together to celebrate survivorship in person for this year’s Survivorship Day, you will still have an opportunity to hear directly from Duke Cancer Institute patient support staff.

“As we have done each year, our focus will remain on rejuvenation and education,” said Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, with the Duke Supportive Care and Survivorship Center. “Our doctors, therapists, child life specialists, social workers, self-image consultants and many more individuals have created videos to highlight the services, resources and helpful tips they would have featured at Survivorship Day to assist with navigating life during and after cancer treatment.”

Video presentations will feature rejuvenation services such as makeup and skin care tips and scarf tying and wig-styling pointers. Other videos will include gentle yoga, journaling, meditation and expressive arts. Educational offerings will highlight supportive care services such as medical family therapy, sexual health, psychology, chaplain services, nutrition, clinical social work and many more.

If you are interested in receiving a link to access these Survivorship Day video presentations — which will be available starting June 3 — sign up here.

For a full listing of support services available to you and your loved ones, visit DukeCancerInstitute.org/SupportiveCare or call 919.684.4497.