Every April and November, MD Anderson celebrates Caregiver Week with activities specifically for those who provide care for cancer patients. Annual offerings focus on education, coping strategies and advice to help both your loved one and yourself get through the cancer journey.
Caregiver Week at MD Anderson provides a great opportunity to meet with other caregivers, share unique concerns or just to share a cup of coffee or lunch.
Fall Caregiver Week: November 6-10
Activities to support our caregivers and loves ones of patients include
- Caregiver Resource Fair
- Deep breathing techniques and yoga
- Expressive art activity
- Cooking with your caregiver
- Lunch and learn on emotional effects of cancer
- Trivia Night
- Day Away to Houston Nutcracker Marker
Caregiver Week is generously funded by the Volunteer Endowment for Patient Support.
The Day Away program offers patients, caregivers and myCancerConnection members the opportunity to take day trips to Houston-area attractions.
Programs typically last four to six hours. Past programs have included a wide array of activities, including Houston Astros games, Moody Gardens, museums and more.
Join myCancerConnection for a day trip to the Nutcracker Market
Friday, November 10, 9 a.m.
Call myCancerConnection at 713-792-2553 to RSVP. Limited number of tickets available. RSVP is required.
Art of Survivorship
Art of Survivorship is an annual, one-day event offering a program designed around expressive art outlets that support adult cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. The event is open to any adult patient, survivor and caregiver regardless of where treatment is received. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.