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Education Sessions

January 1, 2016

2016 Education Sessions

Through a full resource library, specially equipped teaching kitchen and spacious classrooms we offer and host a myriad of educational programs. Join other survivors to get educated about cancer and cancer treatments or to take a fun break and get your mind off of it altogether. Please call (479)782-6302 or (800)262-9917 to let us know if you would like to attend a class.

Thank you for your interest in education programs offered by the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House. Schedule is subject to change. Please RSVP by calling 479-782-6302 or email

Printable March Program Calendar



National Cancer Prevention Month

Tuesday, February 9, 10:30am-12:00pm.

Medication Brown Bag: Consultation with a Pharmacist.   Meet one on one with a pharmacist to answer questions about your medications-what, why, and when. Bag up all your medications-prescribed, over the counter, supplements, and herbs along with you for a personalized consultation.

Call (479) 782-6302 with questions or to RSVP.  FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Sponsored by Health Depot.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 11:30am. 

Monthly Cancer & Nutrition Series.Organic Foods and Eating Clean.  Presented by  Maggie Chamberlain, RD, LD, Sparks Nutrition Center.   Call (479) 782-6302 to RSVP.


Thursday, February 25, 5:30pm.

Concerned About Cancer?  Presented by Dr. Narender Gorukanti, Oncologist, Cooper Clinic.  What is known about cancer prevention is still evolving, however there are steps you can take to minimize your risk.  Start by becoming knowledgeable on the subject.  Dr. Gorukanti will discuss screening tests and lifestyle choices to help you remain cancer free.  Refreshments provided by Cooper Clinic.  Call (479) 782-6302 to RSVP.


Thursday, March 17, 5:30pm.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness –  Presented by Dr. Isam Abdel-Karim, Oncologist & Dr. Brian Cross, Gastroenterologist, Cooper Clinic.  Learn about the risk factors, prevention, screening, and treatment of colorectal cancer.   Refreshments provided by Cooper Clinic.   Call (479) 782-6302 to RSVP.



May | Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May, 2, 2016 | 8:00am-11:45am and 1:00-2:15pm | FREE Skin Cancer Screenings, call to schedule an appointment

12:00 pm- Skin Cancer Awareness Lunch and Learn sponsored by Johnson Dermatology.  Call to (479) 782-6302

The Support House will kick-off our annual Sun S.M.A.R.T.  Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign on Melanoma Monday with FREE skin cancer screenings and a noon education session by Dr. Sandy Johnson.

Each year, more than 68,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma, and another 48,000 are diagnosed with an early form of the disease that involves only the top layer of skin. Also, more than 2 million people are treated for basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer each year. Basal cell skin cancer is several times more common than squamous cell skin cancer. Learning about medical care for skin cancer can help you take an active part in making choices about your care. With the Sun S.M.A.R.T. program the Support House hopes to remind everyone to Slip on a hat, Move to the shade, Apply sunscreen (at least 30+ spf), Re-apply sunscreen every few hours, Tell your friends to be Sun S.M.A.R.T!


National Cancer Survivor’s Day-Friday

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Time & Activities TBD

Thursday, June 16, 5:30 pm.

Long-Term Care Options: What do I do now?  A panel of local long-term care experts will discuss the myriad of long-term care options available including assisted living, rehabilitation, and nursing home care.  Learn the pros and cons, costs, and levels of care each provides.  Refreshments provided.   Call (479) 782-6302 to RSVP.



Thursday, July 21, 5:30 pm.

Clinical Trails: What You Need to Know. Presented by Dr. Humdum Durrani, Mercy Oncology.   Clinical Trails utilize the latest medical advancements and treatments available to treat diseases such as cancer.  Learn what they are, where they are performed, and who best benefits from them.  Refreshments provided by Mercy.  Call (479) 782-6302 to RSVP.





October | Breast Cancer Awareness Month

November | Lung Cancer Awareness Month


Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 12:00pm.

Caring for the Caregiver.  Charles Saulsbery, Peachtree Hospice

Refreshments provided by Peachtree Hospice.


2016 Nutrition and Cancer Series

presented by Sparks Nutrition Center

These sessions are Free and Open to the Public.  Please call (479) 782-6302 or (800) 262-2217 for reservations.

February 17th – Organic Foods and Eating Clean (w/ Maggie Chamberlain, RD, LD)

March 16th – Maintaining Nutritional Health during Treatment

April 13th – Debunking Cancer-Related Nutrition Myths

May 18th – Reach a Healthy Weight to Lead a Healthy Life

June 15th – Artificial Sweeteners

July 20th – Protein Needs for the Cancer Patient and Survivor

August 17th – Herbs and Supplements

September 21th – Nutrition and Prostate Cancer

October 19th – Nutrition for the Breast Cancer Survivor

November 16th – Incorporating Super Foods through the Holidays

Creativity Classes

All skill levels welcome in the following classes!


Release some tension and let your creative juices flow as you mold clay in our professional pottery studio. Feel free to use this class to make a special memory with your kids and grandkids. Cheryl Perkins, ovarian cancer survivor, will help you learn all you need to make functional or artistic pieces.

  • Adult and Children’s Class: Thursdays 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Join the “KnitWits” on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. for a morning of sitting and knitting.

Get Fit

Support House fitness classes are provided to cancer patients and caregivers at no cost.  If openings are available, others may also enroll.  Please call the Support House for more information.

These classes are specifically designed for patients in active treatment or post-treatment. All classes are appropriate for beginners and help individuals regain strength, energy, and fitness.

Tai Chi

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.  Free to cancer survivors who are registered with the Support House.


Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. Free to cancer survivors who are registered with the Support House.