Nutrition During Cancer Treatment Lecture

Posted on Sep 1 2017 - 12:09am by Denny

Nutrition During Cancer Treatment:

Free Lecture at Cancer House of Hope


Rachel Sapelli, MS, RD, LDN, will present a lecture entitled “Nutrition During Cancer Treatment” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at CHD Cancer House of Hope, 1999 Westfield Street (Rte. 20) in West Springfield. A smoothie-making demonstration will follow the lecture.

Sapelli, a registered dietitian and nutritionist with a master’s degree in nutrition and health promotion, is the oncology dietitian at the Sister Caritas Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center. She completed her education and training through Simmons College, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sapelli’s presentation is part of the Cancer Education Series presented by the Sister Caritas Cancer Center. Advanced registration is requested and the lecture is free and open to all. To register, please call CHD Cancer House of Hope at 413-733-1858.

Joe Kane, Cancer House of Hope program director, expressed his gratitude to the Sister Caritas Cancer Center for sharing their expertise through the lecture series. About this latest lecture, Kane remarked, “Getting proper nutrition during cancer treatment can be a challenging and sometimes overlooked necessity. I hope people can take advantage of this interactive and fun presentation by Rachel, who is a knowledgeable and nurturing dietitian.”

CHD Cancer House of Hope works to enhance the lives of people with cancer and those who care about them by providing emotional, educational, social and spiritual support. The House provides a range of cancer support services and relaxation programs at no cost to those who face this devastating disease. Each year, CHD Cancer House of Hope serves 500 guests, right here in our community. Every penny of every dollar donated to the House directly impacts programming and the people served.

Founded in 1972, Center for Human Development (CHD) is a nonprofit, CARF-accredited organization providing a broad range of high quality, community-oriented human services to 17,000 children, adolescents, adults, and families each year. The organization is dedicated to promoting, enhancing and protecting the dignity and welfare of people in need.