Cancer survivor workshops set in Linton

The first of two free Live Well Cancer Survivorship Workshops will be held Tuesday, June 18, at the Emmons County Courthouse in Linton, ND.

As a survivor, cancer and its treatment not only affects your body, it also affects you socially, emotionally and spiritually. In this first lunch and learn from noon to 1 p.m. June 18, titled “Nutrition for the Cancer Survivor” along with “The Importance of Physical Activity after Cancer,” the Bismarck Cancer Center’s oncology dietician, Amanda Ihmels, will talk about the importance of nutrition and exercise for cancer survivors and also for prevention. Class participants will learn nutrition guidelines for survivorship, how to read a food labels, and learn how to live a more active, healthy lifestyle.

The next workshop scheduled includes “Using Mindfulness to Thrive” and “Coping with Cancer” with Bismarck Cancer Center’s REACH therapist, Deb Colton, and will be from 1 to 2 p.m.  Tuesday, June 25. Learn how to live in the present and learn how to relax, along with how to emotionally cope with cancer.

The workshops take place at the Emmons County Courthouse and RSVPs are required. These workshops are open to all cancer survivors, caregivers and health care professionals. To RSVP or for more information on the Survivorship Workshops, contact Linn Zander at 701-222-6172 or email lzander@bismarckcancercenter.com.  A light lunch will be provided.

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A spaghetti supper benefit for Tammy Norheim of Jamestown will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 519 1st Ave. S.

Norheim was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to her liver. The proceeds from the benefit will assist with her medical care at the Mayo Clinic and Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center.

The cost of the supper will be $5 for adults and $3 for children. Along with the supper there will be a silent auction and raffle. Monetary donations may also be made at Unison Bank.

To donate an item for the silent auction or to volunteer at the event, contact Jackie, Jackie426nd@gmail.com or Leora, lbrady@nd.gov.

The Veterans Honor Flight of North Dakota/Minnesota has announced the dates for the next flight. The Veterans Honor Flight takes veterans to Washington, D.C., free of charge to see the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifices. Preference is given to WWII veterans, Korean War veterans and those veterans who are terminally ill (from any service era).

The next flight will depart Hector International Airport in Fargo at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, and will return at 7:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21.  Approximately 90 veterans will be on board.  

Applications continue to be taken from veterans who have served up through 1959. Veterans who meet the date criteria are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found at veteranshonorflightofndmn.org, email veteranshonorflightofndmn@gmail.com, or call 218-28HONOR (218-284-6667) with questions.