Breast Cancer Survivorship Workshop Series

Please fill in the application to be considered for the spring series. 

The road to breast cancer survivorship requires tenacity, optimism, and lots of support. Once treatment has ended, it can be difficult for a survivor to acclimate to their new reality, especially when those avenues of support that were so prominent during their struggle suddenly disappear. That’s where the Breast Cancer Survivorship Series comes in.

The Watson Clinic Foundation’s Arts in Medicine (AIM) program is pleased to present a series of educational and creative workshops that empower survivors to reconnect with their community and their sense of self. These workshops are made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, an organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by breast cancer through research, education, advocacy, living expense, mammogram, and medical item programs.

With the support of local partners - including the Polk Museum of Art, Florida Dance Theatre, and the Garden Club of Lakeland - the Breast Cancer Survivorship Series will be offered twice yearly, and consists of four classes per series.
Below is information on the first series of four classes:
Class Title: Survivorship Care
Venue: Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center – Conference Room
Address: 1730 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 5:30 pm - 7 pm
Description: Board-certified Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center oncologist/hematologist Sunil Rohatgi, MD discusses expectations and shares insights on managing your health as you move forward in survivorship. Attendees will also receive a Survivorship Care Plan Guidebook.
Class Title: The ART of Connection
Venue: Polk Museum of Art - Classroom
Address: 800 E. Palmetto Street, Lakeland, FL 33801
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Description: Art connects us to ourselves and to one another. Polk Museum of Art instructors will guide attendees as they produce a process art journaling piece and learn about the health benefits of creating. 
Class Title: Healing with Horticulture
Venue: Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center – Conference Room
Address: 1730 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2023 from 5:30 pm - 7 pm
Description: Gardening has many mental and physical benefits. The Garden Club of Lakeland will help attendees create small Zen succulent gardens to take home or give as a gift! 
Class Title: Building Strength through Movement
Venue: Florida Southern College
Address: 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Description: Rebuilding strength in survivorship is crucially important to your health. One of the most joyful means of accomplishing this is through dance. This workshop is guided by Lakeland's own Florida Dance Theatre.

These classes are available at no cost and are open to breast cancer survivors throughout our community who are within their first five years of survivorship (as determined by their date of diagnosis). There are a limited number of seats available, and participants must register prior to Friday, February 24 in order to be eligible for the spring series.
If you would like more information or to speak with someone, please contact:
Tiffany Van Wieren, Arts in Medicine Coordinator
Phone: 863-603-4718

To RSVP for this workshop series, please fill out the form below.

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Filling out this form doesn’t guarantee a spot for this series as seating is limited. You will be contacted to verify your enrollment once the form has been submitted.