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Taking Care: Community Support for Cancer Care, June 2nd

First of Nine is quite proud to be working in collaborative, community effort with some amazing folks in our Stumptown community. I have been working closely with Daniel Miller, the creative director of Abby’s Table, Mary Jane Hoadley, our consultant, and Sisters 4 Survivors to create the beginning of long-term, complimentary care in the Portland, Oregon community.


Taking Care is a movement to create collaborative, community-minded support for survivors of cancer and their caregiving network, including family and friends. We’re kicking off with an event on June 2nd, 2012 held at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon.

Taking Care will feature community, clothing-on massage therapy and bodywork with live sound healing music, a juicing station and a small plate of food for a minimum donation of $35. A portion of your tax deductible donation will go to Sisters 4 Survivors, a local non-profit in support of breast-cancer survivors. We’re combining touch, nutrition and music to make a special event, open to all.

If you’d like to show your support, you can sign up online at Sisters 4 Survivors website:

Hope to see you there! This is just the beginning… In a world where the healthcare system kicks people out at a low level of functioning, our goal is to continue that supportive care into the long-term.

Hamid : )

Bonus video!

Sisters 4 Survivors held a 24 hour yoga event earlier this year called Stretch 4 Survivors. They included one hour of Imagination Yoga for the kids. So wonderful to see children introduced to kinesthetic awareness and mindful movement. These are proprioceptive tools that they can use all throughout life. Support local non-profits and create a direct impact on our community! Dig it!

Here is Imagination Yoga at Stretch 4 Survivors.

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3 comments on “Taking Care: Community Support for Cancer Care, June 2nd

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This entry was posted on May 25, 2012 by in Massage and Bodywork and tagged , , , , , , .

Compassion Arts PDX, LLC

Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT (OBMT #301)
Advanced massage therapy and bodywork
3810 SE Belmont ST
Portland, Oregon 97214

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