CalvertHealth hosted its 1st Annual Cancer Survivor Celebration at the Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort recently as part of an ongoing initiative to expand support services for cancer survivors. The celebration was preceded by months of pilot programs to include kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, fitness and wellness classes, cooking classes and more. “Our goal is to improve the quality of life for our cancer survivors,” said Carrie Tilley, MS, ANP-BC, RN, ANOCP®, who helped to develop the survivorship program at CalvertHealth. “Special areas of focus include physical activity and nutrition, as well as emotional and practical support.” The programs, also open to caregivers, were funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health Center for Cancer Prevention and Control. Tilley brings a wealth of experience to CalvertHealth with 17 years of experience in medical oncology having led the survivorship programs at George Washington University and the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center. In addition to the many CalvertHealth service lines and departments that support cancer care at CalvertHealth, the event was widely supported by community partners such as the American Cancer Society, the Calvert County Health Department and Calvert Medical […]
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