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Annette Bloch Co-Chairs Cancer Survivorship Effort.


Annette Bloch co-founder of the R. A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, is helping lead this year’s  drive to help Kansas City breast cancer survivors after treatment Continue Reading…

KC Park wins Design in Excellence Award

Back row: Mark McHenry, Mark Spurgeon, Marc Donaleski Front row: Heidi Pollmann and Vangie Rich

Kansas City Home Design and Midwest Commercial Journals awarded the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park a Design in Excellence Silver Award for Outdoor Spaces. Continue Reading…

Visit to Jacksonville Florida Park


My wife Polly and I visited the Cancer Survivors Park in Jacksonville, FL on the day before my last of 39 radiation treatments at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute. The park is on the route we took to the treatment center so we drove by it each day on the way to treatment.  Continue Reading…

DVD Helps Prepare for a Bone Marrow or Cord Blood Transplant

National Marrow Donor Program: The National Marrow Donor Program’s Office of Patient Advocacy has created a DVD to help prepare for a marrow or cord blood transplant. “Words of Experience, Stories of Hope: A Guide to Marrow and Cord Blood Transplant for Patients and Caregivers” explores the transplant experience from the perspective of patients, caregivers and transplant professionals. The DVD covers the topics of orientation, conditioning, transplant, engraftment and recovery. Order a free copy at or call 888-999-6743.

Cancer and Careers

Cancer and Careers: This program, begun by executives in the cosmetics, fragrance and related industries, addresses the needs of more than 80 percent of cancer survivors who return to work after treatment. Cancer and Careers provides a comprehensive website, free publications and a series of support groups and educational seminars. A free workbook, “Living and Working with Cancer” is available in English and Spanish. The group’s website is

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