Monday, September 26, 2011

Living with Cancer Support group to be held October 6, 2011

Brittany Hartwig, MT-BC from State of the Heart Hospice
The next meeting of the “Living with Cancer” Support Group will be held on Thursday, October 6, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The meeting will feature Ms. Hartwig, speaking on the benefits of music therapy for cancer patients. The support group will be held on the 3rd floor conference room at Wayne HealthCare.

Brittany Hartwig is a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) currently practicing music therapy at State of the Heart Hospice. State of the Heart employs two full time music therapists to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and families near the end of life. Brittany completed her Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy at Eastern Michigan University in 2008 and is currently working on her Master’s of Arts in Music Therapy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a focus in Medical Music Therapy and Music Psychotherapy. Brittany is involved with the Ohio Association for Music Therapists as a member of the Government Relations task force and is also a member of the American Music Therapy Association. Brittany has studied violin, piano, voice, and guitar. Brittany’s research interests include self-care/wellbeing of the professional caregiver and music therapy as integrative medicine in healthcare.

Your local and independent Cancer Association of Darke County sponsors the “Living with Cancer” group in cooperation with Wayne HealthCare. The Support Group is open to anyone that has been diagnosed with cancer; the family and friends of an individual with cancer are encouraged to attend the group as well. Facilitating the support group meetings will be Christine Yount from the Cancer Association, Jill Brown, and Vicky Henderson from Wayne Hospital, and Pam Spitler from Breast Cancer Awareness of Darke County.

For further information or to register, contact the Cancer Association of Darke County office at 937-548-9960. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 A.M. to Noon and 1:00 to 4:30 P.M.

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