April showers bring May flowers! In celebration of spring, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is offering the Umbrella Program to children affected by cancer.
Through this free program, kids can create a “coping umbrella,” plant flower seeds and share their feelings in the compassionate environment provided by the CSC.
The Umbrella Program will take place on Friday, April 7 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Cancer Support Community, located at 199 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Registration is required by calling the Cancer Support Community at 732-923-6090.
About the Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) offers supportive programs, education, and hope for individuals affected by a cancer diagnosis, no matter where treatment is received. Monthly programs include relaxation and guided imagery, yoga, mindfulness meditation, exercise for strength, support groups and much more. Please contact CSC at 732-923-6090, or email Joan.Hogan@rwjbh.org for a copy of the monthly program calendar.
About Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is an acute-care community hospital located in Lakewood, Ocean County. An RWJBarnabas Health facility, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus merged with Monmouth Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Long Branch, Monmouth County, in 2014. The hospitals are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the communities they proudly serve through expanded access to specialty outpatient services that focus on preventive medicine and healthy living. The partnership has also expanded patients’ access to geriatric and pediatric emergency services, as well as outpatient neurology, oncology and geriatric services. Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus has converted to all private rooms, which makes it the only provider in the region with all private rooms for overnight stays. For more information about Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit www.barnabashealth.org/mmcsc.
Submitted by Megan Granozio