St. Elizabeth Healthcare, the Incubator Kitchen Collective and Cancer Support Community are teaming up to help feed those impacted by cancer.
This partnership will offer free cooking classes designed to give participants a safe space to have fun and learn something new.
“We are always looking for ways to enhance a patient’s experience here at St. Elizabeth,” Maggie Biesinger, manager of Integrative Oncology at St. Elizabeth, said in a press release. “One of the ways we can do that is by getting patients involved and hosting events that are both fun and educational.”
The classes will be held at the Center for Integrative Oncology Demonstration Kitchen at the Edgewood Cancer Center on the first Saturday of each month, starting March 4. An Incubator Kitchen Collective chef will lead a cooking demonstration, featuring a recipe designed for overall nutrition and wellness that’s easy to replicate.
St. Elizabeth says these classes will also help combat malnutrition, which 40% of cancer patients are experiencing at the time of diagnosis. Up to 80% of those with advanced malignancies can experience malnutrition.
“Our chefs are really excited for a chance to get involved and give back to the community,” said Rachel DesRochers, founder of Incubator Kitchen Collective, in the release. “These classes not only support those who have been impacted by cancer, but also support local chefs by introducing their business and talent to others.”
These classes also offer participants the chance to socialize and meet others affected by cancer. Patients as well as their family and friends are invited to sign up and attend.
“One thing cancer patients can benefit from, is a sense of community,” Cancer Support Community Vice President of Development Gretchen Ramstetter said in the release. “In this case, we are addressing not only the need for support, but also the need for nutritional food options.”
You can learn more about these cooking classes and register here.
Edgewood Cancer Center, 1 Medical Village Dr., Edgewood, Kentucky. More information: stelizabeth.com.
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