CHI&E and PPPulse are extraordinary programs we’re developing.
CHI&E :: Cancer Health Integration & Education
DrumsForCures is developing programs to be implemented in schools to educate young people about the importance of cancer health through preventative and early detection measures.
Encouraging the cancer conversation at middle through high school levels so that young people will know that they will maintain healthy living practices, have specific baseline check-ups at certain age intervals, know what to expect (to certain degrees) if they, or somebody close to them are diagnosed, and to better understand the physical, emotional, social and economic considerations that surviving cancer may have on them.
Engaging parents in the conversation brings prevention potential full-circle.
Specialists will monitor the program and make screenings and counseling available. A catalog of resources will be maintained for support to schools that have experienced the loss of a student or faculty and guest speakers for appearances or discussions.
The 'courses' will include ::
Prevention :: Healthy practices (diet, exercise, stress management, environment, smoking, etc.).
Early Detection :: 'Signs & Symptoms', Self and scheduled regular exams.
Familiarization :: Survivorship, Peer Support, Socialization, Living with cancer or with somebody dealing with cancer, FAQs (not contagious, genetic propensity, metastases, immune system, life style, environment, 'myths', etc.)
Protocol/Treatments :: Tests, ChemoTherapy, Radiation, Surgery, Trials, Rehab, Integrative Supplementation, Counseling, Financial Aid
Counseling :: Individual, Family and Group
PPPulse :: Pediatric Percussion Programs
DrumsForCures has established PPPulse :: Pediatric Percussion Programs, bringing rhythm to the hospitals, clinics and camps for the children.
Drumming with young people (family and staff) creates a healthy, healing distraction from the sterile, scary, QUIET hospital environment.
When drumming, all else is forgotten and we live and play in the moment. It is something every body can do regardless of physical capacities or talent. Countless health benefits ensue and the relationships between "patient and caregiver" change forever.