Call for Presenters - Survive & Thrive Classroom Series

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Call for Presenters - Survive & Thrive Classroom Series

07 Jan 2018 by Patty Tiscareño

Call for 2018 Presenters

The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation

Survive & Thrive - RGCF Classroom Series

Please send proposals to the email address listed below:

The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation invites you to share your knowledge, ideas and experience in our educational series designed for cancer survivors, their supporters and health-minded individuals.

Learning objectives for our participates includes the ability to:

  • Access community resources that are available to cancer patients and their extended families
  • Understand the phases of cancer survivorship
  • Take away a usable cancer survivorship plan
  • Understand and embrace the importance of good nutrition and exercise in their cancer survivorship;
  • Identity resources for psychosocial and counseling for survivorship issues
  • Understand issues related to sexuality and intimacy in cancer survivorship
  • Understand and manage pain in cancer survivorship
  • Participate in a local cancer network of survivors helping survivors
  • Be empowered to live beyond a cancer diagnosis toward a new, healthy normal

Programs should not exceed 2 hours in duration to include time for Q&A.

Presentations will be held at the Foundation classroom located at 616 N. Virginia, Suite D, El Paso Texas 79902.

We will keep the classroom size to 20-25 people and classes will be scheduled based on the availability of the presenter and participants preference.

Class time: View Schedule here.


Educational topics

Educational topics we have determined (based on input from participants) include:

  • Nutrition, for example
    • Organic and eating clean; maintain healthy nutrition during treatment, artificial sweeteners, herbs and supplements
  • Art and Creative Hands-on projects; for example
    • art therapy, creating greeting cards
  • Financial issues, for example
    • Wills, estates and planning; insurance primers for cancer patients, budgeting 101
  • Fitness and Active Living; for example
    • Yoga, Tai Chi, strength and balance
  • Caregiver Roles and Challenges, for example
    • Managing medications
    • Day to day care of your patient; taking care of yourself
  • Mind, Body and Spirt Connection, for example
    • Meditation, healing touch, massage, aromatherapy

Submit Your Proposal

Your proposal should include:

  • Your name, contact information, and brief bio
  • Title of the presentation and a brief summary, including educational outcomes or objectives for attendees
  • List of any sessions you have presented in this field
  • If co-presenting, provide name, contact information, and bio for co-presenter
  • List of the top 3 preferred dates in which you would prefer to present, or an indication that you are flexible regarding dates
  • Indicate your required remuneration
  • Indicate if your presentation is available in English ____ Spanish ____
  • Email your presentation proposal to:

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The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation is El Paso's largest foundation of its kind dedicated to meeting the needs of our local cancer community. We are proud that Foundation funds help support the cancer related missions of qualified nonprofits in projects ranging from quality of life, education, support services, counseling and early detection.

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  • (915) 562-7660
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