Annual Cancer Wellness Fair offers programs and activities

June is Cancer Survivor Month. And to celebrate, the third annual Cancer Wellness Fair will introduce cancer patients, their families and medical professionals to nonmedical services available in the area.

The free event, sponsored by the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at the School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, will be held from 12:30-4 p.m. June 7 at the A.G. Edwards Headquarters downtown. (Free, accessible parking is available.)

Local experts and professional practitioners will lead breakout sessions on complementary therapies, stress and relaxation management tips, gentle stretching exercises and other activities. Booths will provide the latest information on health and wellness for cancer patients and their families.

J. Kim Tucci of The Pasta House Co. will also host a live healthy cooking demonstration — with free samples.

A keynote presentation titled “Laughter, A New Twist to the Old Illness of Cancer” will be given by Christine Clifford at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the headquarters. She is a cancer survivor and the author of Not Now … I’m Having a No Hair Day.

Seating is limited. To pre-register or for more information, call 747-7222.