Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Public invited to Zoom Event to Educate and Empower Cancer Survivors and their Families

The Robert Boisonneault Oncology Institute (RBOI) is a proud sponsor and host of “We Can” Week, an interactive and virtual community cancer support program for adults facing cancer, survivors, and their families.

The five-day event runs from 12 noon to 1pm on Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 20, via Zoom. The workshop is free and includes daily giveaways.

For more than a decade, “We Can” has focused on the message, “There is life after cancer and we’re living it to the fullest,” says a press release on the event.

Instead of its usual one-day localized gathering, this year’s virtual event brings our Lake, Sumter, Marion, and Citrus County communities together for a week of education and empowerment. Far more than a webinar, the daily sessions combine lectures by health care professionals with interactive activities along with fun and creative games, all enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your home.

RBOI has sponsored “We Can” from its inception. Over the years, its workshop presentations have ranged from advancements in treatment to strategies for improving one’s quality of life and ways to adjust to a new normal. In response to the additional new normal of social distancing resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, RBOI has introduced several online support programs, including “We Can” week.

“Join us this year virtually on Zoom for this new approach to our traditional celebration,” RBOI says.

For more information or to register to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and Password, please call RBOI and ask for Amy Roberts at (352) 732-0277. If you have never used Zoom before, RBOI staff can help set you up. Participants who do not have video access can still listen to the lectures by telephone.

Founded by Dr. Norman Anderson, RBOI is a patient-centered practice with facilities in The Vilalges, Ocala, Timber Ridge, Lecanto, and Inverness. The premier radiation oncology provider in the Marion, Citrus, and Lake-Sumter County areas, RBOI is the first to be accredited by the American College of Radiology.