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​UPMC East Presents Free Program for Children Who Have Adults in their Lives with Cancer

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Stephanie Stanley

Susan Manko
Senior Director

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WHAT: UPMC East presents “CLIMB” (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery), a free six-week program for children and teens between the ages of 6 and 18 who have a parent, grandparent or significant adult with cancer. During each session children/teens engage in therapeutic art and play.
Children will learn:
• Basic information about cancer and cancer treatment
• How to identify and express their feelings
• Coping skills and strategies
• How to talk about cancer
Additionally, a concurrent parent group will be offered during each session and will help parents learn ways to help their children cope when cancer is in the family.
To learn more or register, call 412-338-1919.
WHY: Finding out a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer can be difficult for children. Learning more about cancer and how to cope can help children better express their feelings.
WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 11 to Nov. 8
WHERE: UPMC East, Conference Center, Ground Level, 2775 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville, Pa., 15146
Note to Media: To cover this event, media MUST notify Stephanie Stanley at 412-586-9762 or
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