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Saint Clare’s Presents Dial-Up Seminar: “Ready? Get Set...Stop!”

February 1, 2011

Free series, Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer, supports cancer survivors, patients

It’s possible to become a nonsmoker while living with cancer. Community members can learn more from the comfort of their homes or offices on February 16 at 1 p.m. ET. To register for the free one-hour educational event, call 800-278-7837.

Ready? Get Set...Stop! is part of the Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series. Participants listen to medical experts via phone, view presentations on their computers and have an opportunity to ask questions.

“The cancer experience goes far beyond treatment,” said Serena Schmitz, Saint Clare’s Health System’s oncology services director. “The Strong and Smart series explores the issues and topics most important to cancer survivors, patients and their families. It also brings them together with others facing similar challenges. People can access this information and make these connections without having to travel to the presentation.”

The February seminar will cover:

  • Consequences of tobacco use while living with cancer
  • The right way and the right time to quit smoking
  • Resources and tools to stay on track

Ready? Get Set...Stop! will be presented by Christine Schutzman, CPC-AD, smoking cessation counselor at The Cancer Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, MD. Schutzman has more than 20 years of experience with addiction counseling and an extensive background in community service, facilitator training and health education. She’s played a key role in developing community education programs for university, high school and lower grade students and faculty.

The Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series is presented by Saint Clare’s Health System. The next event in the series is Living with Late and Long-Term Effects of Chemotherapy, scheduled for March 17.

This education series is offered in collaboration with other Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals. A goal of the series is to make education and information more readily available to a greater number of cancer patients in our community.

About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services.  Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, Dover and Sussex Borough and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties.  For more information about Saint Clare’s Health System, please visit

Saint Clare’s is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; and home health agencies.


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