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Thursday, September 05, 2013 - Adult Cancer Patients Are Invited to Camp Bluebird

Memorial’s Cancer Center and the AT&T Volunteers invite adult cancer patients, 18 years of age or older, to attend a three-day, two-night camping experience at the Uskichitto Retreat Center, located six miles west of Kinder, Louisiana. Camp Bluebird, which will begin Thursday, September 26, and end on Saturday, September 28, is for anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer—whether under treatment, just finished treatment, or cancer-free for years.

            Designed to help reduce the isolation so many cancer patients feel, Camp Bluebird is an opportunity for being with other patients and survivors, making friends, listening and learning. Activities are provided for the entire weekend, and include one-on-one and group sessions with various medical providers, as well as creative outlets such as music, games, and arts and crafts. A $25 registration fee covers accommodations, food, craft supplies and entertainment.

            Camp Bluebird is a special project of the Cancer Center at LCMH, Memorial volunteers, and the local chapter of AT&T Volunteers. For more information, call the Cancer Center at 494-2121, or visit   


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