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Surviving Well: Wellness after a Cancer Diagnosis

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2024

Join Ascension St. Vincent’s and Forge to learn how nutrition and exercise can maximize quality of life for cancer survivors and their loved ones. Each session includes wellness education, hands-on cooking demonstrations, and stretching / stability classes inspired by Pilates exercises.

Surviving Well will meet in-person weekly on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm at Lakeshore Foundation from February 14th through March 13th (a 5-week series). Participants are encouraged to attend all 5 sessions. Those who complete all 5 sessions will take home wellness goodies to implement what they learn at home. No previous experience with cooking or Pilates is required to participate. These are the session dates for the series:

  • Wednesday, February 14th
  • Wednesday, February 21st
  • Wednesday, February 28th
  • Wednesday, March 6th
  • Wednesday, March 13th

This series is open to anyone who is or has been treated for cancer at Ascension St. Vincent’s, participated in an Ascension St. Vincent’s cancer support group, attended Camp Bluebird, or is part of Forge’s breast cancer community – priority given to those who have not participated in a Surviving Well series previously. Class size is limited to 20 participants so register today if you’d like to attend.

For questions, call Angie at 205-838-6159 or email [email protected].

About our Experts:

Laura Rutledge, MA, RDN, CSO, is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist who specializes in oncology nutrition during and after cancer diagnosis and treatment at St. Vincent’s Bruno Cancer Center in Birmingham, AL. For specific recipes aimed at cancer prevention and treatment, visit her website, Nourishing Plate: www.nourishingplate.com/

Mollie Erickson is a yoga instructor at the YMCA of Mountain Brook. She recently led a class in collaboration with Forge, and will be leading a 45 minute resortative yoga class for our 2024 rendition of Surviving Well.

***This event is free and requires registration***

If you are able to donate any amount to contribute to Forge’s continued efforts to support our local breast cancer community, we greatly appreciate it. Donations can be made on the Forge website: https://forgeon.org/donate

About Forge’s programs:

At Forge, the core of our mission is to offer support, knowledge, strength, and direction for Alabamians impacted by breast cancer. In an effort to continue to safeguard the health of our community and team, Forge is offering virtual learning opportunities that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home, and for any in-person programs we may schedule, we will practice CDC-recommended safety measures to keep our community healthy.

As always, if you have any questions, need resources, or a listening ear, please feel free to communicate with us via the Forge Facebook page, by emailing [email protected], or by calling us at 1-800-811-8925. By registering to attend programs with Forge, you agree to receive further correspondence from us, such as program emails and event reminders.


Lakeshore Foundation
4000 Ridgeway Drive
Birmingham,35209United States
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