Survive & Thrive Virtual Camp

Cancer Patients, Survivors & Caregivers:

What if you had access to cancer experts and resources To make life easier for you and your loved ones?

Join the 4-Week Texas Oncology Foundation Virtual Experience for exclusive online webinars, mentors, workshops and support

February 25 - March 25, 2021

What does cancer support mean to you?

From: Natalie O’Roark, Texas Oncology Foundation Executive Director

What type of support do you need at this point in your cancer journey?

Is it coping mechanisms to manage your lifestyle with not only the restrictions placed on you by cancer, but also by a socially-distancing pandemic?

Is it knowing what to expect after cancer treatment and how to deal with your new normal?

Maybe a community of people who ‘get’ what you are going through?

If any of those questions resonate with you, I invite you to join us for the Survive and Thrive Virtual Camp.

During the four-week virtual experience, you will hear valuable advice about nutrition, intimacy, emotional and physical health; learn to cope with the restrictions created by cancer treatment side-effects and an international pandemic and connect with a community of others going through similar experiences.

No matter where you are on your cancer journey, we hope to give you the tools to Survive and Thrive!

Would you check YES to any of these questions?

If You Checked Yes To ANY Of The Boxes Above, Then I Want To Invite You To The Next Texas Oncology Foundation 'Survive And Thrive Virtual Experience!'

This Virtual Experience is a 4-week virtual program for anyone who wants to feel more empowered to move forward after cancer.  
We’re bringing you exclusive access to some of your favorite Survive & Thrive experts to dive deeper into the four areas survivors and caregivers said are most important to them; emotional resilience, interfaith spirituality, estate planning, physical and mental wellness. 
You’ll join a virtual, intimate group of survivors and caregivers who are walking through the same experience with you!

Here Is How The 4-Week Virtual Experience Works...

You’ll get access to 4 live, exclusive, virtual webinars that will help you:

  • Build emotional resilience and better manage fear and anxiety during and after treatment
  • Find peace, love and tranquility regardless of the circumstances that surround you
  • Prepare your estate, exercise your medical decision rights and ease difficult family decisions
  • Build a foundation for mental and physical wellness during and after cancer 

You’ll get access to 4 live workshops that will help you…

  • Melt away stress, restore your mind and live your best life
  • Develop physical and mental endurance to keep you moving forward
  • Prepare disease-fighting meals that support your immune functions
  • Plan for the most important medical and estate decisions that are often overlooked 

You’ll also get access to an exclusive online support group led by licensed oncology social workers, where you can meet and interact with a supportive community that “gets it”…all from the comfort of your home!

The Virtual Experience costs $25*

This fee covers the program materials for our 4 weeks together and the shipping costs to deliver it to your doorstep. 

This small $25 investment also demonstrates your commitment to the incredible speakers, workshops and community who will be a part of this experience with you. 

*If this program is cost prohibitive please contact us directly.

There's only one catch....

We are limiting the number of people who can sign up. 

A small group means our professionals are able to provide direct, personalized support and a better experience for everyone. 

So if you think this 4-week experience will benefit you, don’t wait! Sign up today. 

In Exchange For That *$25 Investment, You Get ALL Of This:

*If this program is cost prohibitive please contact us directly.

The Virtual Experience begins February 25...

Are YOU In?

What previous attendees are saying

Meet Your Presenters

Kathryn Hudson, MD

Director of Survivorship, Texas Oncology

Kathryn Hudson, MD, is the director of survivorship for Texas Oncology, and is an oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central. She is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. She received her medical doctorate from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a residency and internship in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hudson completed a fellowship in oncology and hematology at Duke University School of Medicine, with a research focus on survivorship and the quality of life of cancer patients.

Tamika Felder

19-Year Cervical Cancer Survivor, Chief Visionary at Cervivor

Tamika Felder is an award-winning television producer and host, international speaker, author and patient advocate. After a diagnosis of cervical cancer in 2001 at the age of 25, Tamika decided to use her experience and her voice to help educate other women about ways to prevent cervical cancer. She is a 19-year cervical cancer survivor or as she says, “Cervivor”. She is the Chief Visionary at Cervivor – a nonprofit dedicated to cervical cancer advocacy and support. Tamika is the author of Seriously, What Are You Waiting For? 13 Actions To Ignite Your Life & Achieve The Ultimate Comeback. She’s helped countless patients restart their lives after cancer.

Stephanie Broussard, MSSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW

Director of Palliative Care and Social Work, Texas Oncology

Stephanie Broadnax Broussard, MSSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW, is the Director of Palliative Care and Social Work at Texas Oncology and is a member of a Private Practice in Fort Worth, TX LCS Counseling and Consulting Agency. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker (ACHP-SW). Stephanie is also a Certified Advanced Care Planning Facilitator and Trainer and enjoys educating the community and other clinicians on the importance of communication and having difficult conversations with patients. Her passion for helping others navigate the complexities of life, lead her to Palliative Care where she specializes in helping patients and their families cope with illnesses and life transitions. Stephanie has spent the last 12 years working as a Medical Social Worker focusing on Geriatrics and Palliative Care.

Katie N. Ozuna, LMSW, OSW-C, OPN-CG

Oncology Navigator

Katie Ozuna, LMSW, OSW-C, OPN-CG, is a licensed master social worker, oncology navigator, and young adult caregiver. Following her husband’s cancer treatment, Katie became an advocate for caregivers; speaking, writing, and volunteering her time in an effort to increase awareness of caregiver challenges. Most recently, after working nationally and internationally in a variety of different areas, Katie became an oncology survivorship navigator in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with Sarah Cannon and Medical City Healthcare.

David Zuniga, PhD, MDIV, MA

Licensed Psychologist, Writer, Speaker

David Zuniga, PhD, MDIV, MA, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Austin, Texas. Previously, he was a faculty member in the Integrative Medicine Department at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previously he earned a master’s degree in comparative religion from Harvard and worked as a healthcare chaplain for over a decade. He also holds a master’s degree in English literature, has published widely and spoken internationally at leading academic conferences on many dimensions of wellness and healthcare.

Monica Bryant, Esq.

Chief Operating Officer, Triage Cancer

Monica Fawzy Bryant is a cancer rights attorney, speaker, and author, dedicated to improving access to and availability of quality information on cancer survivorship issues. Monica is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Triage Cancer, a national, nonprofit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources. Throughout her career, Monica has provided hundreds of educational seminars, written articles, blogs, and co-authored a book published by the American Bar Association called Cancer Rights Law: An Interdisciplinary Approach.

Patti Murillo-Casa, CPT, GFI

Certified Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer, and Group Fitness Instructor

Patti Murillo-Casa is a retired NYC Police Officer, and an 11-year cervical cancer survivor. She is a Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, and a Certified Group Fitness Instructor specialized in several modalities. Patti has more than six years of health and wellness experience. Before becoming a fitness instructor, Patti lost 113 pounds with a balanced diet and exercise. She is a women’s health advocate and educator. She resides in NYC with her husband of 22 years.

Meet Your Support Group Leaders

Debbi Newton, LCSW, OSW-C

Texas Oncology

Debbi is a licensed master’s social worker located at the Texas Oncology sites in Longview, Palestine, Mt. Pleasant, Paris and Greenville. She received a bachelor of social work degree from Eastern Washington University (Cheney, WA), a master of social work degree from Stephen F. Austin University (Nacogdoches, TX) and a master of public administration degree from Capella University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate of social work. Debbi has over 15 years of social work experience and is currently working on her clinical social work license. Debbi assists patients and caregivers through all phases of the cancer experience by providing psychosocial support and knowledge of community resources. She has facilitated numerous support groups in Longview, Mt. Pleasant, and Palestine on coping with a cancer diagnosis, caregiving and grief and loss.

Emily Pearcy, LCSW

Texas Oncology

Emily is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience providing psychosocial oncology and hematology care. Since 2003, Emily has provided supportive care services in both pediatric and adult outpatient oncology settings, as well as through a non-profit organization. She has facilitated numerous support groups and workshops on cancer coping, survivorship, caregiving, and grief & loss. Emily enjoys empowering patients and families by connecting them with the knowledge, resources, and support available to more confidently navigate cancer and blood disorders.

Rebecca Clinton, MBA, LCSW

Texas Oncology

Rebecca received her Master’s in Social Work in 2009 from the University of Oklahoma.  She furthered her education by completing her MBA in Healthcare Administration in 2018.  She has extensive experience in counseling psychology, crisis counseling/intervention, grief counseling, family care/therapy, group therapy, and individual counseling.  As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Rebecca has several years providing education, identifying financial resources, and promoting advocacy for cancer patients, both inpatient and outpatient services.    

Jackeline Castillo, LCSW

Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center

Jackeline is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Mary Crowley Cancer Research. Jackie is bi-lingual and has over 15 years of experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients including adults in various forms of crisis. In her current role she works with patients and their family to help address any barriers or concerns they may face during their cancer diagnosis. Jackie is passionate to educate and inform people about their rights and allow them to make the most informed decision.

The virtual experience begins February 25...

Are YOU In?

What previous attendees are saying

Here's A Week-By-Week Breakdown Of What You'll Get When You Join The Virtual Experience!

The Virtual
Kickoff Party

February 25, 6-7pm CT

We’ll start off with a bang as Survive & Thrive favorite and emcee Tamika Felder kicks off the winter 2021 virtual experience! All presenters, support group leaders and participants are invited to this exclusive meeting. 

Week 1

Building Emotional Resistance During Hard Times

Tamika Felder will lead a roundtable discussion about managing fear, anxiety and the emotions that arrive after diagnosis and into survivorship. The panel will include Stephanie Broussard, MSSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW​, Jackeline Castillo, LCSW and Katie Ozuna, LMSW, OSW-C, OPN-CG​.

Week 2

Finding Internal Peace And Comfort After Cancer

Our country and world are experiencing significant challenges right now. Society feels very divided. These concerns and current events can be particularly hard for cancer patients and caregivers. Licensed psychologist and mindfulness expert David Zuniga, PhD, MDIV, MA  served as an interfaith chaplain in oncology, palliative care, and hospice for more than a decade. He will share his professional work and research in psychology and ministry to help you find peace and tranquility during difficult seasons of life. 

Week 3

Planning Your Family's Future After A Cancer Diagnosis

Estate planning can be overwhelming and can often bring up topics that are difficult to discuss. However, being prepared can also bring a sense of comfort.  This seminar will cover the various documents that can make up an estate plan, things to consider as you begin the process of creating your plan and options available to individuals to protect their medical decision making rights.

Week 4

Igniting Your Physical And Mental Well Being To Live Your Best Life

Cancer’s physical impact can often lead to additional mental and emotional distress. This can negatively impact every aspect of your life and make it harder than it has to be for you and your loved ones. The final week will help you establish healthy foundations to feel physically and mentally strong long after treatment ends. 

What previous attendees are saying

The virtual experience starts February 25...

Are YOU ready?

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