• December 1, 2011
  • Write to Fight Cancer with David Tabatsky

  • Renowned Author Comes to the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at PAH to Teach a FREE, Interactive Writing Workshop Open to All Affected by Cancer

WHAT:

Write to Fight Cancer Author David Tabatsky is coming to Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital for the “Write to Fight Cancer” program, a free interactive expressive writing workshop. The event is open to all people affected by cancer (patients, survivors, caregivers, friends, etc.) and it will feature expert advice, writing exercises and discussion. David will help participants transform their thoughts and feelings into words and stories.

WHO:

David Tabatsky is co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book, an author and book consultant. David was the main author for the Chicken Soup book – he reviewed the over 2,000 submissions and mentored the 101 selected contributors to help craft their stories.

WHY:

Expressive writing can be a meaningful coping tool to improve mental and physical quality of life for the 11 million Americans who have or had cancer. Ongoing research has shown writing may improve health, both psychologically and physically.

WHEN:

A workshop will be held at Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital on Thursday, December 1st from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital
Great Court Conference Room 800
Spruce Street First Floor, Pine Building Philadelphia, PA 19106
Free parking is provided.

WEBSITE:

www.WriteToFightCancer.com TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW OR FOR MORE INFORMATION,

CONTACT: Olivia Fermano 215-349-5653 – Office 215-459-0546 - Cell Olivia.Fermano@uphs.upenn.edu

This event courtesy of Genentech, Inc. and Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital

 

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