Welcome to Virtual Survivorship Day


Wednesday, June 1

9:00 to 9:45 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 are not able to make it to 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 1

10:00 to 11:00 AM 


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 are not able to make it to 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 1

12:00 to 1:00 PM 

Cancer Survivorship Panel: 50 Years of Life Changing Care

The Duke Supportive Care & Survivorship Center will host a live cancer survivorship panel discussion at noon on Wednesday, June 1. A team of experts, listed below, will discuss how cancer survivorship has evolved over the past 50 years. The group will also be available to 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.

Expert Panel




Wednesday, June 1

1:30 to 2:30 PM 

Parenting with Cancer: A panel discussion

Parenting with CancerParents often express a desire to protect their children and teens from the worry, sadness, or fear that accompanies a cancer diagnosis. They also share that they do not know how to explain cancer and treatments to their children.

During this live panel discussion, you will have an opportunity to hear from our team of experts, listed below, as they walk parents through ways to provide information and support to their children and teens. Our patient and caregiver panelists will share their experiences related to parenting during a cancer illness.

This session will be open to audience questions. 

To learn about services for families for life during and after cancer, visit our site. Our Parenting with Cancer support group is offered on the first Monday of every month at noon. 

Parenting w Cancer Panel



Wednesday, June 1

3:00 to 4:00 PM 

Explore the Power of Your Voice for Healing

Karen Novvy
Karen Novy, who will be leading this session, joins us with 30 years of instructing experience.

Through the various techniques of sound healing, vocalizing, toning and freewriting, people can gain the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of honoring their own voice and working with their built-in, stress-relieving musical instrument.

The tools and techniques discussed and practiced in this workshop will assist you in daily life. These small actions, when used routinely, will help you to pay mindful attention to your heart and voice, while experiencing the health benefits of sound, vibration and self-expression, with clarity and joy.

Vocal toning creates a vibration that, studies show, promotes healing throughout the body on a cellular level.

In this session you will explore breathing techniques, writing for healing, vocal toning and chanting. 

 If you are not able to make it to this live event,  join us on the first and third Monday of the month at noon for the Explore the Power of Your Voice for Healing workshop. 



Wednesday, June 1

4:00 to 5:00 PM 

Improving Health Through Managing Stress

Managing stress is important for both physical and mental health and well-being. In this session, our team, listed below, will discuss common stressors for cancer survivors and their caregivers. They will share how you can feel better and improve your health by managing stress.

After an introduction to  services at Duke Cancer Institute that teach strategies to manage stress, attendees will review a few simple, science-backed stress management practices, and even practice one together. 

Attendees will leave with techniques that can be applied immediately. 

Improving Health by Managing Stress



Wednesday, June 1

5:00 to 6:00 PM 

Taking Care of Your Body During and After Cancer Treatment

Cancer and its treatment effects the body in a variety of ways. Our expert panelists will address concerns and share preventative tips in the areas of diet, exercise, sexual health, pain, fatigue and body image. This discussion is open to audience questions.

Taking Care of Your Body Panelists