SURVIVING CANCER WITH DIGNITY, BEAUTY AND INNER STRENGTH

The Meryl Kern Survivorship Program is a growing collection of services. Founded by cancer survivor Meryl Kern, the focus is to educate, support and provide women going through treatment an opportunity to look and feel their best. The foundation offers educational opportunities, intimate discussions as well as medical and beauty services.

About Meryl Kern

With a 20-year track record of successful campaign management in Los Angeles and New York, Meryl worked at one of the top advertising agencies in New York City. She later went on to open her own boutique agency where she worked with a wide assortment of clients. She has spent many years in the disability and diversity community working on award-winning disability programs for the New York Mayors office, a hugely successful UN/Paralympics Event-Raising the Bar, and in helping create a major diversity program for Entergy, a Fortune 500 Company.

In September 2014, Meryl’s life was changed forever when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is now cancer free, given the support of the Nurses and Medical Professionals of Cedar Sinai Hospital and Tower Cancer Oncology Center. As a thank you for the care and love provided by the Tower Oncology nurses, Meryl and her husband have established a continuing oncology education program for Tower’s Nurses.

Meryl Kern Survivorship Blush Panel Series

In the wake of a cancer diagnosis, attention is often squarely focused on getting through medical treatment leaving other emotional and mental health issues to be minimized or overlooked entirely. The Meryl Kern Survivorship Blush Panel Program aims to help alleviate this sense of isolation and helplessness. Through this multifaceted program, a combination of broad reaching educational lectures and intimate, deep discussions empower survivors to connect with others in the community and become better informed. Through an array of “daring” educational workshops, the Meryl Kern Survivorship Blush Panel Series provides a safe environment for community members to discuss intimate, socially taboo topics.

For more information, please contact Aidee Zuno at [email protected] or 310-299-8473.

Meryl Kern Survivorship GRACE Program

A Chance to Learn, Share and Connect - An educational support program that addresses the existential issues that come with a cancer diagnosis including finding meaning in the experience, building resiliency skills to deal with fears of recurrence, and reshaping one’s identity post-treatment. Advanced Stage GRACE and Survivorship GRACE are collaborative in nature. Both programs consist of six weekly meetings during which patients listen to poetry, read from inspirational books, and learn how to create legacies for their loved ones.

GRACE depends on the involvement of many. Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD, ABPP-CN, Chief, Psychology and Neuropsychology Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center & California Rehabilitation Institute, is co-developer of the program alongside Arash Asher, MD, Director, Survivorship and Rehabilitation at the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai. They are joined by Bronwen Jones, Chaplain, Samuel Oschin Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai. A survivor herself, Tower supporter Meryl Kern feels passionately about the need for support during this often-overlooked transition period.

For more information, please contact Aidee Zuno at [email protected] or 310-299-8473.

Meryl Kern Survivorship Wig Program

The MK Survivorship Wig Program is transforming the often challenging and emotional experience of finding a wig that makes you feel beautiful in the wake of cancer treatments. The Program aims to personalize the wig experience by offering high quality wigs and a customized experience through a specialist at the Wig Fairy.

This program is available to those located or being treated in Southern California, financially unable to afford a high-quality wig, and for those undergoing or recently completed treatment. To learn more about the program and apply for a wig go to: