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Pepperdine Professor and Cancer Survivor to Lead "Success Over Stress" Workshop for People Affected by Cancer

Ventura, California, 02/23/2010

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara and the Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Resource Center invite cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to a free workshop entitled “Success Over Stress” with Ed Rockey, Ph.D.  The program will take place Tuesday, March 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the CMHS Cancer Resource Center, temporarily located inside the Center for Family Health, 120 North Ashwood Ave, Ventura, CA 93003.

This seminar offers an eclectic approach to managing stress through discussion, hands-on work and take-home activities. Dr. Rockey, a business consultant and professor, has had much experience in helping people deal with life’s pressures. As a two-time cancer survivor, he has personally experienced the stresses associated with cancer and related surgeries. With a Ph.D from New York University, Rockey teaches behavioral science and creativity and is also a Department Chair at the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University.  A light dinner will be provided.  To RSVP please call (805) 652-5459.

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.  In July 2009, The Cancer Support Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the largest provider of cancer support worldwide. The combined organization is comprised of nearly 50 local affiliates, 12 affiliates in development and over 100 satellite locations.  By offering professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress-reduction classes, The Cancer Support Community and Gilda’s Club continue to provide support, education and hope to all people affected by cancer.

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. Standard text messaging rates apply. 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.