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Susan Speer, MS, RD, CDE will present “Eat to Beat Cancer”

Ventura, California, 08/13/2009

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara and the Cancer Resource Center at Community Memorial Hospital will host a free presentation for people affected by cancer entitled: Eat to Beat Cancer with Susan Speer, MS, RD, CDE. This seminar will educate participants on eating right for their phase of treatment. This free event takes place on Monday, September 14, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center, 184 N. Brent St., Ventura, located across the street from Community Memorial Hospital. To RSVP call (805) 652-5459.

Whether going through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or post-treatment, Speer will have the right answers for all participants’ dietary needs. Speer has been developing and teaching programs in health promotion and disease management for more than 30 years. She is director of nutrition services at the Cancer Center of Ventura County. As part of the workshop, Speer will demonstrate the creation of a healthy and delicious salad, which will be shared for dinner.

Founded in 1982, The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones at over 100 locations worldwide including 24 U.S.-based and 2 international centers with 73 satellite and off-site programs.  Through participation in professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress-reduction classes, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of their disease.  As a local chapter, The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara serves over 3,000 community members affected by cancer each year. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please visit or call 805-379-4777. Give hope to a child affected by cancer: Text COMMUNITY to 90999 to donate $5 to programs for children. A one-time charge of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill. Standard messaging rates and additional fees may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Proceeds benefit The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara and are collected by the MGF. Service is available on most carriers. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to 90999. For full terms visit

The Cancer Resource Center at Community Memorial Hospital offers a variety of services designed to meet the needs of individuals faced with a diagnosis of cancer, as well as providing programs for family members, friends, and the community-at-large. These services are offered free of charge in a comfortable, non-hospital setting. Community Memorial Hospital is a non-profit, 240-bed, community-owned regional hospital and health center governed by an unpaid board of trustees. It is fully licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and Accredited by DNV on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.  The Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Program is accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons.