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NEXT EVENT

Experiencing Grief: You’re Not Alone

Featuring Dr. Mary Mulcahy, Professor, Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine; Celeste GallatiLife Matters Media Board of Directors; Priscilla Andrews, MA, LCPC, Clinical Manager, Cancer Wellness Center

8/11/21 5:30 – 7 PM – Zoom & Facebook Live

When it comes to grief, there isn’t one path to follow. Grief evolves. It ebbs and flows and can hit us when we least expect it. And while the thought of outrunning grief may sound good, learning how to navigate the feelings associated with grief will better serve us in the long run. 

Join Rolfe and Cancer Wellness Center in this candid discussion of an all-too-often taboo subject, where we’ll share:

– Ways grief may appear in our lives (and how it differs in each of us)

– Stages of Grief: diagnosis, treatment, end of life, loss

– Practical approaches to managing grief

– How you can carry on when grief remains with you  

About Our Speakers

Mary F. Mulcahy, MD is a practicing medical oncologist with more than ten years experience in caring for patients and families with terminal illness. She is a sought-after speaker providing education to medical providers, advocacy groups and patients. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hematology Oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of California San Diego, completed her residency at Boston University and her fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has expertise in the treatment of pancreatic biliary, esophageal and liver cancers. She is experienced in liver directed therapy for primary and metastatic liver tumors.

Dr. Mulcahy is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Can’t Stomach Cancer. She serves on the Illinois Task Force for the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) and on the board of the Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition. 

Her proudest moments come as she sees terminal patients take control of their lives- in the form of preparing a will, planning for children, identifying their legacy or communicating advanced directives. The ability to facilitate a frank discussion to bring peace to a patient is a skill she has and hopes to one day master. 

Celeste Gallati is a member of the Life Matters Media Board of Directors. Celeste has two decades of experience in the financial services industry serving in various human resources and project management roles. She holds an MBA and a Master of Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has completed the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations Certificate Program at Northwestern School of Professional Studies. In addition, she is a Respecting Choices certified advance care planning facilitator. After being widowed at 35 and serving as a caregiver for her mother who had dementia, Gallati understands the importance of having end of life discussions with loved ones and is passionate about helping others have these vital conversations.  

Priscilla Andrews, MA, LCPC, Clinical Manager joined Cancer Wellness Center’s clinical staff in 2007. She holds an MA in Community Counseling from Loyola University Chicago and has completed post-graduate training in polyvagal theory and emotionally-focused therapy.  In addition to working with people through the Counseling Program, she also facilitates the monthly Multiple Myeloma Networking Group. Her areas of interest include survivorship issues, building motivation for behavior changes, recovery from trauma, and couples work.

NEXT EVENT

Experiencing Grief: You’re Not Alone

Featuring Dr. Mary Mulcahy, Professor, Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine; Celeste GallatiLife Matters Media Board of Directors; Priscilla Andrews, MA, LCPC, Clinical Manager, Cancer Wellness Center

8/11/21 5:30 – 7 PM – Zoom & Facebook Live

When it comes to grief, there isn’t one path to follow. Grief evolves. It ebbs and flows and can hit us when we least expect it. And while the thought of outrunning grief may sound good, learning how to navigate the feelings associated with grief will better serve us in the long run. 

Join Rolfe and Cancer Wellness Center in this candid discussion of an all-too-often taboo subject, where we’ll share:

– Ways grief may appear in our lives (and how it differs in each of us)

– Stages of Grief: diagnosis, treatment, end of life, loss

– Practical approaches to managing grief

– How you can carry on when grief remains with you  

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