Seeds of Hope
Eat Well, Heal Well, Live Well

A free, fun day of celebration for the entire family!


Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM PDT
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Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center 
710 Lawrence Expressway
Santa Clara, CA 95051

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Anna Li 
Kaiser Permanente 
(408) 851-3810 

10th Annual Seeds of Hope - Cancer Survivors Day
Eat Well, Heal Well, Live Well

Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
710 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara & San Jose present the 10th Seeds of Hope - Cancer Survivors Day. Join us for a free, fun day for the entire family. This year our theme is Eat Well, Heal Well, Live Well with Food as Medicine educational sessions. There will be a focus on cancer prevention & rehabilitation with educational booths and a kids fun zone!

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To find out about our Seeds of Hope, Cancer Survivors Day, click one of the links below:

  1. Guest Speaker Information
  2. Agenda
  3. Educational Booths
  4. Community Resources
  5. Activities

Guest Speaker Information

Donald I. Abrams, M.D. is an Integrative Oncologist at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF, and a practicing Oncologist at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center where he was chief of Hematology and Oncology from 2003 to 2017. Dr. Abrams has been providing Integrative Medicine consultation to people living with and beyond cancer with an emphasis on nutrition and cancer. He co-edited an Oxford University Press textbook in Integrative Oncology with Dr. Andrew Weil. In 2010, Dr. Abrams served as president of the Society for Integrative Oncology.

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  • 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.: Registration
  • 11:30 - 11:35 a.m.: Welcome and Introduction
  • 11:35 - 11:50 a.m.: Keynote: Food is Medicine - Nearly 40% of the most common cancers can be prevented- what role does food play in this? Speaker: Donald Abrams, MD & Moderator: Michael Wong, MD
  • 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.: Session #1 – Cancer Fighting Diet: What Does the American Institute for Cancer Research Recommend? - Obesity associated cancer risk, does sugar feed cancer? What is impact of meat, alcohol and the microbiome? Speaker: Donald Abrams, MD & Moderator: Minggui Pan, MD
  • 12:45 - 1:15 p.m.: Session #2 – Alkaline, Paleo, Ketogenic, or Vegan: Are any Really Anti-Cancer - Navigating the diet craze maze, what is the rationale behind it and does it promote health? Speaker: Donald Abrams, MD & Moderator: William Ho, MD
  • 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.: Session #3 – Useful Nutrients and Supplements for Cancer Survivors - Vitamin D, Calcium/Magnesium, Mushrooms, turmeric, probiotics- do they really help? Speaker: Donald Abrams, MD & Moderator: Amy Lei, MD
  • 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.: Session #4 – Cooking Demo: Making Every Bite Count- Harnessing the Cancer Fighting Power of Plant Based Foods - Cooking demonstration. Speaker: Linda Shiue, MD & Moderator: Anzonette Pittet, RD
  • 3:00 - 3:15 p.m.: Closing Remarks and Raffle
  • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.: Additional Booth Time

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Educational Booths

Nutrition Food Zone:

  • Food is Medicine- Healthy Eating and Weight Management – What is the association of obesity and cancer development and prevention (NCI)? How can food be used to fight and prevent cancer? Learn from dieticians which foods are most nutritious and how to build healthy, balanced meals.
  • Minimizing Toxin Loads Through Organic Foods, Food Storage, and Cooking Methods – as well as the toxins that exist in the products that we use on a day to day basis- especially endocrine disrupting compounds that have been associated with cancer.
  • Organic Farming- not only benefits the environment by improving fertility, soil, and biodiversity, but also reduces environmental exposure to toxic materials associated with the development of cancer
  • Pharmacy and Natural Medicines - Learn from our pharmacists about supplements and possible interactions with your current medications
  • Second Harvest Food Bank – Cal Fresh Program allow those in need to buy groceries and fresh produce at participating stores and farmers’ markets. Cal Fresh eligibility. Food donation will also be accepted.

Prevention and Cancer Education Zone - After diagnosis and treatment for cancer, it is even more important to keep up with screenings for other cancers:

  • Colorectal Cancer -including the “Colon Experience” Inflatable Tunnel
  • HPV Related Cancer and HPV Vaccination
  • Liver Cancer and Hepatitis Treatment and Prevention
  • Prostate Cancer and Men’s Health- including the “Prostate Experience” Inflatable Tunnel
  • Skin Cancer Awareness
  • E-Cigarettes, smoking related cancers, and ways to stop smoking
  • Breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer and Women’s Health

Additional Booths

  • Acupuncture - Meet with our certified acupuncturists to learn about how acupuncture promotes the flow of vital life energy (called “qi” or “chi”) and how stimulating key points in the body can help manage the side effects of cancer treatment.
  • All About Sleep - Talk to a sleep specialist and learn how to get a good night’s rest
  • Clinical Trials - Kaiser Permanente is an active and leading participant in several national cooperative trials. Learn about available clinical trials at KP San Jose and Santa Clara and how participation can improve care standards.
  • Complementary and Integrative Medicine - Learn ways to use non-traditional healing approaches and techniques that help with coping and symptom management to improve wellness and quality of life
  • Genetics - The genes you are born with may contribute to your risk of developing certain types of cancer. We can help you understand your risk for disease.
  • Heart Health - Do you know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack? Learn about preventive care for heart health as well as how to manage your cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight.
  • Life Care Planning - Peace of mind comes from knowing that your values and wishes are honored in health care decisions. Get information on how to make an advance health care directive form. Free notary available. Before the event, download and complete your Advance Health Care Directive form
  • Pet Therapy Team and Volunteer Services - Come meet the pets that help to cheer up our patients through their cancer treatment and ways that you can participate in our volunteer services
  • Rehabilitation Services Zone - We have specialists who can help manage lymphedema and get your questions answered about anything from compression garments to getting set up with a specialized rehabilitation program that fits your needs
  • Supportive Services (Pain & Relief and Life Care Planning) - Learn about symptom management, life care planning, financial support information and other support resources.

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Community Resources

  • American Cancer Society - Get information about prevention, treatment, and survivorship as well as programs such as Road to Recovery (transportation), Reach to Recovery (breast cancer support), and I Can Cope.
  • Asian American Cancer Support Network - Learn about the educational, supportive, and diverse network of resources available to not only Asian-Americans, but to everyone.
  • Bay Area Cancer Connections - Dedicated to providing compassionate support and comprehensive information to those affected by breast cancer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Cancer Care Point - Provides hope and help for individuals and families in Silicon Valley whose lives are touched by cancer.
  • Leukemia/Lymphoma Society - Dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and services to patients and their families with leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
  • Living Strong Living Well - A twelve-week small group strength and fitness training program for cancer survivors who have become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease.
  • The Next Step Boutique- A woman’s boutique established to accommodate the special needs of women who have experience breast cancer.

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Check out such activities as:

  • Food Donation & Hair Donation
  • Games, Kid's Fun Zone, and Memory Activity
  • Healthy Foods, Mindful Eating, and Organic Home Farming
  • Chair Massage, Mobile Health Vehicle, and Refreshed Skin Therapy
  • Reiki, Tai Chi, Yoga (Restorative), and Zumba
  • Photo Booth and Survey & Give Away

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