The Cancer Project Update
More Praise for the Cancer Project
The Cancer Project’s instructors are changing lives across the country. Here’s a letter of praise from Dr. Chris Gordon:
April 27, 2007
I am writing to express my admiration and gratitude for a session of The Cancer Project that was presented here at Advocates on April 26, 2007, by chef Rose Lee.
Our agency supports people with a variety of disabilities, including psychiatric, developmental, other cognitive disabilities, and physical disabilities. For many of the people we support—especially people with psychiatric disabilities—poor nutrition contributes very substantially to significant morbidity and early mortality. On average, people with psychiatric disabilities die 15 years younger than their non-disabled peers, primarily due to cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.
Rose Lee was magnificent!!! She met with a group of over 40 people with disabilities and staff members. Many consumers had hearing impairments, many needed staff assistance of various kinds, and we were a big group. Nonetheless, Rose engaged us all with lively and informative material and a warm, engaging style. She prepared a wonderful, delicious meal, using techniques and ingredients that were easily accessible to all of the audience. Everyone had a wonderful time, learned a lot and raved about both the food and the experience. Everyone is hoping that Rose will be able to return.
This was truly a wonderful learning experience for all of us—including me, the Medical Director! I am definitely going to modify my diet on the basis of this terrific presentation. Keep up the fantastic work!
Chris Gordon, M.D.
Vice President, Clinical Services
More Cancer Project News
• Attention health professionals! The Cancer Project will be hosting its second annual Cancer & Nutrition Symposium on Saturday, July 28, in Bethesda, Md. The symposium will provide breakthrough information on how foods fight cancer and will feature top researchers and authors T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.; Lawrence H. Kushi, Sc.D.; John McDougall, M.D.; June Chan, Sc.D., and The Cancer Project’s president, Neal Barnard, M.D. To sign up, visit www.CancerProject.org/Symposium.
• Are your children developing healthy eating habits? The earlier children start eating a nutritious diet rich in cancer-fighting foods, the greater their chances of staying healthy for life.
The Cancer Project is now offering Nutrition for Your Kids: A Dietary Approach to Cancer Prevention. The booklet provides information on how diet affects cancer risk and includes nutrition information for children in every age group, delicious recipes, and tips on how to instill healthful eating and exercise habits in kids. To order your free booklet, visit www.CancerProject.org/kids.