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June 18-30
JKCC Cancer Survivorship Calendar of Events -

June 18
2013 Ehrenzeller Award Ceremony and Reception

June 21
Your Big Idea – Penn Medicine’s Cost-Saving Challenge – Deadline to Rate Ideas

June 27          
PAH “Tour de Elm Garden” Finals for the UPHS/Penn 2013 MS City to Shore Ride

June-August 2013
Penn Program for Mindfulness Summer 2013 Course Offerings

September 22
Penn's Second Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile 

Remaining JKCC June Cancer Survivorship Calendar of Events

JkccThe 26th National Cancer Survivor’s Day, which was recognized this year on Sunday, June 2, is an annual, worldwide Celebration of Life held in hundreds of communities throughout the US, Canada, and beyond.

Once again, the JKCC and PAH strives to enforce the national initiative to improve the care of cancer patients as they transition from active treatment to survivorship. The JKCC is kicking celebrating cancer survivorship up a notch with events throughout the whole month of June. Resources, education, support and empowerment – of survivors and their loved ones – are happening all month. Remaining events include:

June 18 & 25
Yoga for Cancer Patients
Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7 pm
Old Pine Community Center
To register call 215.242.1366 or email:

June 19 & 26
Walkabout:  Looking In, Looking Out
Open to individuals with cancer and their care partners, this special survivorship program mixes approaches to decrease distress including physical pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue and worried thinking.
Featuring art therapist Caroline Peter, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
4:30 - 7 pm
Farm Journal Building, 2nd Floor JKCC Conference Room
To register call: 215.829.8700.

June 21
Webinar:  Cancer Goes to the Beach
Tips for planning a vacation while in treatment.
12:30 - 1:30 pm

June 26-27
Easy Breezy Summer Cooking!
Demonstration Cooking Program
Wednesday, June 26: 5-7 pm
Thursday, June 27: 2-4 pm
Farm Journal Building, JKCC 1st Floor Conference Room
To register call:  215.829.6560.

June 30
Survivors in Sync
Against the Wind Dragon Boat Introduction
12 – 2 pm
Email: to register



June 18
2013 Ehrenzeller Award Ceremony and Reception

On Tuesday, June 18, at 12 pm, the last Medical Grand Rounds of the academic year will be held at PAH in the Zubrow Auditorium. It is also when the Ehrenzellar Award is traditionally presented by the Ex-Residents Association. The 2013 Ehrenzellar Award recipient is Stephen Schuster, MD (Intern group of 1981-81), director, Lymphoma Program and Lymphoma Translational Research at the Abramson Cancer Center, and the Robert and Margarita Louis-Dreyfus Associate Professor in Chronic Lyphocytic Leukemia and Lymphoma Clinical Care and Research. Dr. Schuster will highlight current and future research in the treatment of lymphoma and related diseases. Reception and lunch to follow in the Great Court, Pine Building. 



June 21
Your Big Idea – Penn Medicine’s Cost-Saving Challenge – Deadline to Rate Ideas 

Building off of the success of the "Your Big Idea Innovation Tournament," Penn Medicine has embarked on the "Your Big Idea Challenge." This program focuses on finding opportunities to be more efficient while continuing to excel in patient care, teaching and research. All ideas are being reviewed and validated for their potential of implementation.

More than 1,000 of our Penn Medicine colleagues submitted an idea to the Your Big Idea Challenge and now it’s time for us all to weigh in and say what we think of those ideas!

The whole Penn Medicine community is invited to rate ideas posted on the website from Tuesday, June 18, to Friday, June 21. The results will be communicated via email the week of June 24. To review and rate ideas please visit; Ideas are randomly presented to visitors of the site to help ensure every idea gets a fair shake.  For more information go to:


June 27                                                                         
PAH “Tour de Elm Garden” Finals for the UPHS/Penn 2013 MS City to Shore Ride

Thursday, June 27, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Elm Garden Cafeteria


Here's your last chance to register for Team UPHS/Penn at the discounted rate or to just come and support your Team by entering your Tour de Elm Garden pick. Raffle prize winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m.  

This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the Bike MS City to Shore Ride, in which Team UPHS/Penn, will, with your help, again be the largest team! We’re counting on new and veteran cyclists to keep the momentum going strong and join the team this September 28 – 29, for an even more successful year.  The Team is working with Gary Scheib, UPHS chief operating officer, HUP executive director and the team founder, to set a system-wide goal again of recruiting 300 team members and raising $150,000 this year.

As always, there is truly an option for everyone:  you can choose to participate as a cyclist, a virtual cyclist (if you can’t ride, but want to fundraise), or a volunteer at the team’s Finish Line tent. Register by July 26, and receive a free Team UPHS/Penn jersey.

Thanks to you, the 2012 team of 318 members raised an amazing $158,385 and qualified for the highly-coveted finish line tent and won five awards: Largest Overall Team, Largest Corporate Team, Top Fund Raising Team, $100,000 Club, and Millennium Circle Team.

Garry Scheib and more than 13,000 local people living with MS are again counting on you for what’s sure to be another outstanding year for the Team UPHS/Penn. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the movement to Create a World Free of MS™.  We can’t do it without you!

For more information contact Team Captain, Dan Wilson, MBA, BSN, RN, FABC, vice president, Allied Health and Ambulatory Service at or Suzanne Brown, MS, RPh, director, Pharmacy, at  



June-August 2013 – Penn Program for Mindfulness Summer 2013 Course Offerings

The Penn Program for Mindfulness is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Management program that teaches individuals how to use meditation as the primary tool for long-term stress management.  Mindfulness meditation is taught in a completely practical way as a powerful tool to manage the physical, psychological, and behavioral symptoms of stress.  

Mindfulness in Education
Mindfulness in Education: an Introductory Workshop for K-12 Teachers, Counselors and School Personnel. August 21, University City
Mindfulness Practice Support (For experienced and practicing meditators)
June through August- twice monthly, 2-hour practice and discussion sessions

Advanced One-Day Retreats  (Pre-requisites apply, registration subject to approval)
July 28, 2013 - Developing Genuine Self-Compassion

For more information or to register, go to Click here to join our mailing list and receive announcements of upcoming events.) 


September 22
Penn’s Second Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile

Mark your calendars for Penn’s Second Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walk on Sunday, September 22. The event will be held on Penn’s campus starting at Shoemaker Green between the Palestra and Franklin Field and will run through Penn Park with its skyline views of Center City Philadelphia. The 5K Run will begin at 8:00 am, and the Memory Mile Walk will begin at 8:10 am. Proceeds will help further research by Penn’s Institute on Aging for the treatment and care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Click here for more information or to register!


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