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Tackling Cancer

We want to make sure that as many people as possible know about three upcoming workshops in Metro Denver that all deal with cancer.

The workshops will be taught at our non-profit Anatomy in Clay® Centers in Denver and they will be led by Dr. Jennifer Hellier, who holds a Ph.D. in anatomy and neurobiology from Colorado State University (CSU). She is currently an adjunct professor of integrative biology at the University of Colorado Denver and, it turns out, a big fan of the Anatomy in Clay® Learning System.

The workshop series is called “Breaking Down Cancer by Building with Your Hands.” The first was on Saturday, March 9 and focused on colon cancer. The second is Saturday, May 11, and will focus on kidney and bladder cancer. The series continues September 14 (prostate and testicular cancer) and finishes up on October 12 (breast cancer.)

The workshops, which are open to all, run from to 2 to 4 p.m,

“We want participants to walk away from these workshops with a deeper understanding of their own bodies and a keen awareness of various options for treating the diseases and also be more aware of the latest research and what science is revealing about preventative steps as well,” said Dr. Hellier. “We welcome anyone dealing with cancer or anyone with an interest in learning more about human anatomy.”

Those words sound like something our founder, Jon Zahourek, has been saying for years—that healing starts with understanding how your body is put together. Knowledge, truly, is power.

By the way, Dr. Hellier was once featured in a story about Anatomy in Clay in The Denver Post, when she was coordinating a program called CREATE, designed to boost interest in health careers. That article is here.

At the four cancer-themed workshops, attendees will build the anatomy of the system being studied using the Anatomy in Clay® Learning System, which allows participants to build muscles, nerves, ligaments and internal organs using clay and applying it to a realistic scale models. This proven learning technique helps students gain a profound understanding of their bodies by learning form and function.

The Anatomy in Clay® Centers is located at 2201 S. Delaware St., just steps away from the Evans Street Station on the RTD’s light rail system. The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for students (18 years or younger).

Space is limited. Registrations will be taken until one week before each session (May 4 for the May 11 workshop). To register, contact Mary Bahus-Meyer at 800-950-5025 or








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