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Welcome to the Cancer Cafe - a benefit for Charlotte Maxwell Clinic

  • Five Flavors Herbs, Inc. 344 40th Street Oakland, CA, 94609 United States (map)

'Welcome to the Cancer Cafe'

Solo Performance by Judith C. 

*A Benefit for Charlotte Maxwell Clinic for Integrative Cancer Care in Oakland. 

For most of her adult life, Judith worked as a Physical Therapist with a diverse population at Kaiser Oakland. There she brought innovations to the world of managing chronic pain through the addition of the Feldenkrais method.

Much to everyone’s surprise, age 58 brought a diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma. It is an incurable cancer, with no clear and accepted treatment path and a limited life expectancy.

When one is no longer the provider and becomes the patient, they enter a community shared only by others faced with similar dilemmas and choices.

Judith has written and performs this short solo piece as an educational tool with the hope of sharing her perspective of what this role reversal has taught her.

A discussion will follow the 35 minute performance. Tea and refreshments will be served before and after the show. 

Cost: We are accepting donations and requesting between $25-300. No one turned away for lack of funds. Attendance at the event limited to 45. 

*100% of proceeds from this performance will be donated to Charlotte Maxwell Clinic which is an integrative cancer care clinic that provides service to women in Oakland, Ca. via a well coordinated volunteer system. Judith and Five Flavors Herbs honor Charlotte Maxwell's committment to service and hope you will take interest in their contribution to our community and the lives they benefit. Please take some time to learn more on their website and support them as you are able. 

What people are saying about 'Welcome to the Cancer Cafe'

"The next time Judith performs her one woman monologue run, do not walk, to see and hear her take charge over every aspect of her healthcare challenges. Judith delivers her truths in a frank, riveting, engaging, at times humorous, and  at times heartfelt manner. Watching this courageous woman minister blessed me tremendously." --Rev. Winford Horsley

"Judith Dambowic’s “Welcome to the Cancer Café” is compelling- poignantly honest,  raw, and funny. In this intimate solo performance, Judith allows the audience to truly witness her heart, soul, and pain as she magically unfurls her stories  with strength, humor, and grace."  --Susan Dambroff, poet and performer 

Earlier Event: October 30
Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine
Later Event: November 6
Gateway to Chinese Herbalism