Integrative Wellness Fair Brings Yoga, Music, Wellness Services to Cancer Patients

By: Liz Allwes

LanieFrancis, M.D., a hematologist and medical oncologist at Hillman Cancer Center, was searching for ways to further support her patients through what can sometimes be a long and complex cancer journey. Many of her patients asked how they could help themselves, which sparked her interest in integrative cancer care, a comprehensive approach addressing both the body and the mind.
As a result of her patients’ inquiries, Dr. Francis secured a grant from the Shadyside Hospital Foundation to organize  the inaugural Integrative Cancer Wellness Fair. The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Herberman Conference Center at the UPMC Cancer Pavilion.. Guests will be able to ask questions, see demonstrations, and receive information from the following vendors: 
  • Yoga Hive
  • Schoolhouse Yoga
  • BYS Yoga
  • Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing
  • La Vida Massage
  • Bloom Organic Skin Care
  • Pillar Wellness
  • Music for Life
  • The Wellness Chef
  • UPMC CancerCenter Nutrition Services
  • UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Reiki Hands Open Hearts
  • Pittsburgh Nutrition Counseling
  • Aryuvedic Center of Pittsburgh
  • Nugo Nutrition

For more information about the event, call 412-623-4636. Also, you can visit the Wellness Fair webpage for information about the event, and UPMC CancerCenter Facebook page for posts spotlighting different vendors attending the fair.