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Published on April 16, 2010

Cancer Center Offers New Summer Green Thumb Therapy Program

April 16, 2010


Gardening is very therapeutic. It can reduce stress and pain, increase physical activity, and instill feelings of hope. Kishwaukee Cancer Care Center is offering Green Thumb Therapy, a new program for anyone who has been impacted by cancer. The program gives participants the opportunity to work with others in creating and maintaining a flower garden this summer. 

Perennials from around the old hospital will be used to create gardens between the Kishwaukee Cancer Care Center and the pond east of the building. Gardens will later be developed at the new cancer center. 

Participants should bring their own gardening tools. The gardens will be maintained by the group on a volunteer basis throughout the summer and fall. Rob Schmidt, a project manager with extensive landscape design experience, is donating his time to lead the group. 

The Green Thumb Therapy group will meet on Wednesdays at Kishwaukee Cancer Care Center, 9 Health Services Drive, DeKalb, May 12 through June 2, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. To participate in this free activity, please register by calling 815.748.2958. For information about how you, your group, or your business can support this program, please call Kishwaukee Health Foundation, 815.748.8902.

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