Survivor Stories

Washington Township Woman Credits Hope & Healing Programs for Helping Her Through Cancer Treatment

Read more: Gerry DiPersia, Cancer Survivor
Gerry DiPersia, a two-time breast cancer survivor from Washington Township, credits Kennedy’s Hope & Healing programs – exercise classes, well-being yoga and support groups  -- with getting her through cancer treatment the second time around. Located on the second floor of the Kennedy Cancer Center in Washington Township, the Center for Hope & Healing offers free programs and various support services to patients, and their family members, during and after treatment.


Survivor Story: Michael Kobran

Read more: michael kobran cancer survivor
Michael Kobran is the first to say he has an “engineer’s mind” -- he’s a straightforward, logical, a-reason-for-everything kind of thinker. So when he was diagnosed in late 2011 with a rare form of neck cancer, Mike was floored – nothing, as he knew it, made sense.


Key Patient Contacts

Louise M. Baca RN MSN - Cancer Center Administrator

Oncology Nurse Navigator
Appointment scheduling and treatment navigation.

Abigale Hassel, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C - Social Worker
Patient support and information.

Cancer Center Accreditations

Commission on Cancer, ACR, NAPBC, Screening Center of Excellence

Upcoming Classes

HOPE - Helping Oncology Patients Exercise - 11/30/2015
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels. Research suggests exercise can help cancer patients reduce pain, nausea, anxiety and fatigue, improve ability to perform daily activities and enhance mood.



Well-Being Yoga - Tuesday Afternoon - 12/01/2015
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.