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Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Announces December Program for Living with Cancer Speaker Series

Release Date: 11/27/2013

Blue Hill, ME - (November 27, 2013) - Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH), along with the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and Tradewind’s Pumped Up to Fight Cancer fund, are co-sponsoring a series of programs this fall and winter designed for cancer patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers.  On Thursday, December 5, at 10:30 am at the Blue Hill Library art therapist Hilary Chermak will lead an expressive arts class.  She will introduce Hope Stones, a process that allows for self-reflection while serving as a reminder of one’s strength through the healing journey.

Hilary Chermak, MS, ATR-BC, LPC graduated from Mount Mary College (University) in 2002.  In her first career she was an art teacher, but she soon realized she had another calling; Art Therapy.  She has been practicing as an art therapist for seven years.  Experience includes cancer care, transplant support, behavior health, Autism, addictions, behavior management with children, adolescents and adults.  She is currently employed at Acadia Family Center in Southwest Harbor.
The last program of this season’s series will take place on January 9, when Michael Reisman, Executive Director of the Beth C. Wright Center, will present “Cancer Resources in the Community.”

“BHMH is proud to collaborate with the Beth C. Wright Center.  We are committed to bringing interesting, informative and entertaining programs to our patients, neighbors and friends,” says Infusion-Oncology Clinic manager, Sandy Smallidge, RN.  “Information and education is critical to the people in our community affected by cancer.”

All remaining programs will be held at the Blue Hill Library 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.  No registration is necessary and all presentations are free of charge.  For information, please contact the Beth C. Wright Center at 664-0339.


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