Clinical Cancer Center Grand Opening is June 7
Milwaukee, WI (May 28, 2008) — To celebrate the opening of its new Clinical Cancer Center, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin will host a grand opening event on Saturday, June 7, that will include a visit from former Green Bay Packers star LeRoy Butler, free self-guided tours, talks by cancer specialists, informational exhibits and haircuts for Locks of Love donations. All visitors will receive a free gift.
The Clinical Cancer Center sets a new standard for cancer care with a unique approach that surrounds patients with the right specialists and support services, all in one serene, comforting location.
The grand opening event will be held from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm in the Froedtert & the Medical College Clinical Cancer Center, which is located on Doyne Avenue between 92nd and 87th Streets. Free parking is available beneath the Clinical Cancer Center or in the nearby Froedtert East Clinics parking structure. The Clinical Cancer Center is the five-story glass building located on southern end of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus at the intersection of Watertown Plank Road and U.S. Highway 45.
Former Packers starter Butler, who has a special interest in cancer, will sign copies of his book, “Leap of Faith.” In addition, grand opening attendees will be able to tour the Clinical Cancer Center, meet Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin cancer experts and learn about advances in treating cancer. The da Vinci® surgical system for robotic assisted prostate cancer will be on display. Hairdressers from Carenza Color Cutting Experience will provide free haircuts for Locks of Love, which provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from medically related hair loss. Free refreshments and a drawing for prizes also will be offered.
The event will also feature a variety of presentations by four Froedtert & the Medical College cancer specialists. Dietitian Dena McDowell, RD, will discuss cancer and diet, offering ideas about the best foods to optimize health and reduce cancer risk. Oncology clinical nurse specialist Jean Godfroy, RN, will talk about dealing with stress and fatigue during cancer treatment. Causes and treatment for the phenomenon known as “chemobrain” will be explained by neuropsychologist David Sabsevitz, PhD, and psych-oncology clinical nurse specialist Mary Jo Burgoyne, APRN, will offer suggestions for caregivers on helping loved ones with cancer.
Author: Brian Dorrington
Date: May 28, 2008