Middle School Youth Tell Stories of Cancer Survivors Through Art


01.17.2018

WHAT: Fifty-six sixth grade students from High Tech Middle School North County will display art they created telling the stories of local cancer survivors overcoming the potentially deadly disease. The students were partnered with 14 cancer survivors in a bonding and intergenerational activity to discover the journey and triumph of overcoming cancer.
 
WHEN:Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
 
WHERE: Palomar Medical Center Escondido. 2185 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA
 
VISUALS: Art displays and short stories created by High Tech Middle School North County students about local cancer survivors.
 
INTERVIEWS: Local cancer survivors, middle school art and storytelling students, and teachers
 
BACKGROUND: The experiential learning project is titled “Faces of Resilience.” High Tech Middle School North County students chose Palomar Medical Center Escondido to highlight the cancer survivors’ journey to fight the disease and interact with the medical professionals who provide life-saving care every day.
 
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About Palomar Health
Palomar Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in northern San Diego County and the first California member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. It is the largest public healthcare district by area in the state, with more than 500,000 residents, and is governed by a publicly-elected board of directors. Palomar Health has several facilities serving North County, including hospitals in Escondido and Poway, expresscare health clinics in Escondido and San Elijo Hills, and a skilled nursing facility in Poway. The health system provides medical services in virtually all fields of medicine, including primary care, cardiovascular care, emergency services, trauma, cancer, orthopedics, women’s health, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery. For more information about Palomar Health, please visit www.PalomarHealth.org.   

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