Young Adult Cancer Survivor (YACS) Program

Come be a part of our Young Adult Cancer Survivors (YACS) program. If you’re between the ages of 18-39 and have been diagnosed with cancer, you’re invited to a free meal with other young adult cancer survivors and staff from the Pratt Cancer Center at Mercy. You’ll be able to ask questions, voice your ideas, mingle with other YACS and enjoy a meal on us.

Join us for the sessions that best fit your schedule. You may attend as many dates as you’d like. Feel free to bring a partner or a friend.

Yoga Basics

Monday, January 30

7 - 9 p.m.

David C. Pratt Cancer Center

First Floor Conference Room

Join us for the first evening of rhythmic breathing, gentle stretching and mental focus. You and a guest can learn to ease physical and emotional tension. Light dinner will be served. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat if you have one and make sure you have doctor’s clearance if needed.

Facilitated by certified yoga instructor, Kathy Kessler.

Online registration is required by January 25. Visit to register.

If you have any questions, email Angie Ruppel for more information ( or call 314-251-6569.


Ask the Dietitian

Thursday, March 2

6 - 8 p.m.

David C. Pratt Cancer Center

First Floor Conference Room

Katie Winzenburger, registered dietitian, will be talking about the power of plants for optimal health. She will come equipped with recipes for incorporating more meatless mains into your diet, as well as answering any and all nutrition questions you may have related to your health.

Online registration is required by February 27. Visit to register.