FVHO November Survivorship Support Group to discuss gentle yoga and breath work

 

APPLETON, Wis. (Oct. 31, 2017) – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialist, will host its monthly Survivorship Support Group meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 1:30 ­– 3 p.m. and from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

The meetings are for anyone affected by cancer, including families and caregivers. November’s session will be led by Dana Doke-Prahl, therapeutic yoga teacher at Life’s Journey Wellness, located within FVHO’s Health and Wellness Center in Appleton.

Doke-Prahl will lead a group session in gentle yoga and pranayama, also known as breath work.

Survivorship Support Group meetings take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in hopes to connect, uplift and rebuild those who have been affected by cancer.

The Survivorship Support Group meeting is free with no advance registration is required.

 

FVHO October Survivorship Support Group to discuss mindfulness through the cancer process

APPLETON, Wis. (Oct. 2, 2017) – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialist, will host its monthly Survivorship Support Group meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. and from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

The meetings are for anyone affected by cancer, including families and caregivers. October’s session will be led by Jodi Huebner, MA, LPC and owner of Life’s Journey Wellness located within FVHO’s Health and Wellness Center in Appleton.

Huebner will lead a group discussion and exercise about how mindfulness can help patients through the cancer process, as well as after treatment is completed. The sessions will focus on developing understanding into both an informal and formal mindfulness practice and how each can help throughout the cancer journey.

Survivorship Support Group meetings take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in hopes to connect, uplift and rebuild those who have been affected by cancer.

The Survivorship Support Group meeting is free with no advance registration is required.

For more information on upcoming events, visit fvho.org.

 

FVHO September Survivorship Support Group to discuss dealing with a cancer diagnosis

APPLETON, Wis. (Aug. 29 2017) – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialist, will host its monthly Survivorship Support Group meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The meetings are for anyone affected by cancer, including families and caregivers. September’s session will be led by Angie Schneider, MA, LPC-IT, BSW, of Life’s Journey Wellness located within FVHO’s Health and Wellness Center in Appleton.

Schneider will lead a group discussion and exercise about how a cancer diagnosis can affect an entire family, how children may react to their parent or guardian’s diagnosis and how to provide the support those children need.

Survivorship Support Group meetings take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in hopes to connect, uplift and rebuild those who have been affected by cancer.

The Survivorship Support Group meeting is free with no advance registration is required.

FVHO August Survivorship Support Group to feature Hope with Acupuncture

APPLETON, Wis. (July 20, 2017)  – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeastern Wisconsin’s cancer care specialist, will host its monthly Survivorship Support Group meeting on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The meetings are for anyone affected by cancer, including families and caregivers. August’s session will be led by Hope Brock, a state-licensed acupuncturist and owner of Hope with Acupuncture.

Brock will lead a session on the basics of acupuncture and how the practice can help treat numerous health conditions. She will discuss the different types of acupuncture, the benefits to each type, and will conduct a group acupuncture session to give those in attendance a first-hand look at the practice’s benefits.

Survivorship Support Group meetings take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in hopes to connect, uplift and rebuild those who have been affected by cancer.

The Survivorship Support Group meeting is free with no advance registration is required.

For more information on upcoming events, visit fvho.org.

 

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About Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO) provides the most advanced cancer care in northeastern Wisconsin. With more than 20 physicians and advanced practice nurse practitioners, along with more than 130 nurses and support staff, FVHO partners with patients and families in their fight against cancer and blood diseases. Established in 1990, FVHO is the only QOPI Certified Practice (QCPÔ), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s, that is serving northeast Wisconsin. Dedicated to providing quality cancer care, FVHO was named ‘Best Cancer Treatment Center’ in Post-Crescent’s 2016 Best of the Valley Reader’s Choice Award.

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology hosts rummage sale

APPLETON, Wis. (July 20, 2017)Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists, will host a rummage sale on Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The sale will take place at FVHO’s Health and Wellness center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Funds raised at FVHO’s rummage sale will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)’s Light The Night Walk, dedicated to raising awareness and funding blood cancer research. The annual Light The Night Walk, sponsored by FVHO, is on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Neuroscience Group Field at the Fox Cities Stadium, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Items donated by employees, volunteers and patients available at the rummage sale include but are not limited to:

  • Kitchen items and housewares
  • Household items
  • Games and puzzles
  • Jewelry and clothes

The event will be held inside FVHO’s atrium, and purchases must be made in cash or check. For more information about FVHO, visit fvho.org.

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society host informational meeting for annual Light The Night Walk teams

 

APPLETON, Wis. (July 16, 2017)Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), in partnership with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), will host an informational lunch meeting on Wednesday, July 19, at 11:30 a.m., to discuss the annual Light The Night Walk.

The kickoff meeting will be held at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive in Appleton, lunch will be provided, as well as networking opportunities and information on fundraising for teams.

LLS is the world’s largest health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research. Its annual Light The Night Walk brings in nearly one million participants through more than 155 localized events throughout the United States. The Light The Night Walk brings hope and inspiration to blood cancer patients and their supporters through the symbolic lighting of lanterns to bring light to the darkness of cancer.
For the 2017 event, on Friday, Oct. 6, Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium will transform into a beacon of hope as participants illuminate their lanterns and begin their walk.

Interested participants are encouraged to reserve a spot, as spaces fill up quickly. To RSVP for the informational meeting, contact Megan Kreuter at 262-785-4232, or via email at megan.kreuter@lls.org.

For more information on how to start a team, join a team or register to walk as an individual, visit www.lightthenight.org/wi. To learn more about FVHO and the services it provides, visit www.fvho.org.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

FVHO July Survivorship Support Group to feature The Traveling Palette

APPLETON, Wis. (June 27, 2017) – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeastern Wisconsin’s cancer care specialist, will host its monthly Survivorship Support Group meeting on Thursday, July 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The meetings are for anyone affected by cancer, including families and caregivers. July’s session will be led by Laura Steger, artist and owner of The Traveling Palette.

Steger will lead a session on the fundamentals of painting, as she leads the group in painting. She will also discuss the therapeutic benefits to painting, including improved creativity, improved memory and stress relief.

Meetings take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in hopes to connect, uplift and rebuild those who have been affected by cancer.

Reservations are required, please reserve your spot by July 11. Additionally, there will be a $15 fee for July’s session for the materials and can be paid upon arrival at the event.

FVHO’s CFO named 2017 Corporate Walk Chair of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night

FVHO’s CFO Shawn Kienert

APPLETON, Wis. (June 20, 2017) – Shawn Kienert, chief financial officer of Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeastern Wisconsin’s cancer care specialist, has been named the Corporate Walk Chair of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2017 Light The Night annual fundraising event.

In his role as Corporate Walk Chair, Kienert will lead efforts to increase corporate financial support and drive revenue growth for Light The Night to support LLS’s ultimate goal of creating a world without blood cancer.

“It is not only an honor, but a privilege to serve as the Corporate Walk Chair for the 2017 Light The Night walk, as I know first-hand how important this event is to those affected by cancer,” Kienert said. “I look forward to working with area businesses in this new role by fundraising to allow us to take whatever steps we can to end cancer.”

Kienert has served as FVHO’s CFO since April 2014. During his time as CFO, Kienert has worked to raise more than $40,000 in for last year’s Light The Night event, which is held each fall to find cures and provide access to treatment for blood cancer patients.

Kienert’s efforts to raise these generous funds that help support Light The Night and LLS included establishing a corporate matching campaign with Buffalo Wild Wings, organizing various rummage sales and basket auctions.

“Shawn has been an integral part of the Appleton Light The Night fundraising event and we are ecstatic he is being recognized for his hard work,” Dr. Timothy Goggins, chief medical officer and physician at FVHO, said.

This year’s Light The Night walk will be held Oct. 6, 2017, in Appleton. For more information about FVHO, please visit www.fvho.org. More information about LLS and Light The Night can be found at www.lightthenight.org.

FVHO announces Fight Back Foundation at 2017 Ring that Bell event

APPLETON, Wis. (June 13, 2017) – More than 150 people from around the region attended the second annual Ring that Bell event last month hosted by Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists.

Ring that Bell is an annual event at which participants honor the tradition of ringing bells when chemotherapy or radiation treatment ends. The community came together to honor all of those affected cancer by ringing their own bells for one full minute at noon CST.

At the 2017 Ring that Bell event, FVHO also announced the launch of the FVHO Fight Back Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial and educational support to cancer and blood disorder patients, and to cancer- and caregiver-related projects at FVHO.

“It was such a delight to officially announce the Fight Back Foundation at this year’s Ring that Bell event, as this event is a key program of the foundation,” Dr. John Swanson, physician at FVHO and president of the Fight Back Foundation, said. “We’ve already had an inpouring of support and everyone at FVHO is excited to see the direct impact of this foundation on our patients and their families.”

Since its founding in 2016, the Fight Back Foundation has helped patients with costs related to their care, such as gas cards, co-payments and hotel stays, helped with costs not covered by insurance and helped those without insurance.

Patients and their families can work with patient navigators within the foundation to request funds from the foundation as financial needs are recognized.

Donations to the FVHO Fight Back Foundation provide tax benefits to donors. To learn more about FVHO or the Fight Back Foundation, contact FVHO at 920-749-1171 or visit www.fvho.org.

 

 

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