Event to feature well-known therapist, breakout sessions to help survivors.
Cancer survivors from across the Santa Clarita Valley are invited to attend a Passport to Hope educational breakfast 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Robinson Ranch in Sand Canyon. The event is free to cancer survivors over the age of 18 and will include workshops as well as a motivational speakers and breakout groups to help survivors deal with their disease and its aftermath.
Guest speaker will be Judith Harris, M.F.T. Trained as both a teacher and a psychotherapist, Harris uses humor, psychology and culture in a unique and powerful way to help her audience understand how they have become who they are. She has been described as a “stand-up psychotherapist” who puts the “fun” in dysfunctional.
The program is being hosted by the Moms Club Valencia Westridge and Relay Survivor Chair Darrellyn McCormick. This breakfast is a pre-event for cancer survivors before the American Cancer Society SCV Relay For Life, scheduled for May 31-June 1 at Central Park in Santa Clarita.
Survivors are honored at Relay each year, taking the first lap in the 24-hour walking event and taking advantage of special programs offered in the RelaySurvivor Village.
Cancer survivors interested in attending the breakfast on April 10 should RSVP by April 2 to McCormick at (661) 299-9258. Additional information on the breakfast and on Relay itself is available at the local Relay Web site, www.scvrelay.com .
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. ACS works toward that goal by preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer, and diminishing suffering from cancer by supporting research, education, advocacy and service.
Cancer information is available 24 hours a day at www.cancer.org  or by calling (800) ACS-2345. Santa Clarita Valley Relay For Life information is available at www.scvrelay. com, by calling 298-0886, option 3, or contacting staff member Danielle Anziano at Danielle.Anziano@cancer.org . Volunteers interested in joining the local Relay committee can contact the three co-chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org .