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"Local Hero" Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D., was honored by Autostrasse BMW for her community educational work in oncology nutrition during the Ultimate Drive in August. BMW donated $1 for every test mile driven to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation which supports research at U-M.

Environmental Services staff members Jamillah Williams (left) and Sheila Taylor learned how to perform a breast self-exam as part of the SOS: Save our Sisters educational program during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.

The faculty and staff of the Pediatric Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation programs received Max Wicha, M.D., Cancer Center director, and Marcy Waldinger, Cancer Center associate director of Administration. an award from Dominos Farms as part of their "America Delivers" program honoring volunteers across the nation. The pediatric programs were nominated by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan for their dedication and assistance in making the wishes of pediatric patients come true.

The U-M Cancer Center was co-title sponsor for Gilda's Family Walk and Block Party that raised funds to support Gilda's Club in Royal Oak. Many employees of the Cancer Center participated in the walk, including Max Wicha, M.D., Cancer Center director, and Marcy Waldinger, Cancer Center associate director of Administration.

 

The Cancer Center Nutrition Services held "Nutrition Now" classes in the fall for post-treatment breast cancer patients as well prostate patients and Cancer Center Nutrition Services held "Nutrition Now" classes their spouses. The classes taught patients about incorporating cancer-fighting foods into their diet and included introductions to massage therapy and other lifestyle changes that support the health and well-being of cancer patients when treatment is complete.

 

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