Celebrating the Art of Healing


An Olympic medalist shares her story.

Photo courtesy Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Photo courtesy Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

Saturday, March 28

The 11th annual Celebrating the Art of Healing, sponsored by St. John Health System, Saint Francis Hospice, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is titled “Finding Balance in 2015,” and this year’s keynote speaker emphasizes finding that balance between mind, body and spirit. Shannon Miller, gymnast, seven-time Olympic medalist and an Oklahoma native, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011. She fought a hard fight and can now say she’s a cancer survivor. Celebrating the Art of Healing is open to survivors, families, friends and medical professionals, bringing them together to celebrate life, love and hope and to promote health and wellness habits that better the lives of those battling cancer. “I like to highlight the lessons I learned through sport that helped me in my journey,” Miller said about sharing her experiences. “Whether it’s goal setting, making sure you have a supportive team or identifying your new normal, these lessons are things that anyone can lean on during those difficult times. No matter where you are in your journey, it’s important to know that you are not alone.” For all who’ve seen and experienced the face of cancer, meeting someone who’s survived the disease and overcome the challenges is empowering and offers hope. The symposium will also highlight fitness and nutrition, personal narrative, laughter yoga, relaxation, intimacy after treatment, guided imagery and more. Breakout session will be led by local professionals. Celebrating the Art of Healing is on Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. John Medical Center. Lunch will be provided. For more information, visit www.stjohnhealthsystem.com or call 918-744-0123.