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Learn about cancer rehabilitation, resources & research during free community event on March 16, 2015

Dr. Chris VandenBerg, medical director of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program, will be a panelist at Celebration Cinema North in Grand Rapids (2121 Celebration Dr. NE) for a free community screening of the new Ken Burns documentary, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.”

The event begins at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16. You may reserve a seat or learn more here. The film also will be screened in Muskegon and Portage.

The documentary series airs nationwide on March 30, 31 and April 1 from 9-11 p.m. on WGVU. Along with the series, WGVU has put together a local project in support of cancer patients and their loved ones. “Managing the Journey: Celebrating Life & Hope” includes our Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program along with the Van Andel Institute, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, the American Cancer Society and others.

The undertaking is a comprehensive look at all aspects of the disease – including research, treatment, rehabilitation and emotional support.

Listen to Dr. VandenBerg talk more about cancer rehabilitation during an October 2014 appearance on WGVU. Watch a trailer for “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” below.

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