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NASW Supports “Kaleidoscope” Cancer Awareness Television Variety Special

Ice skater Dorothy Hamill

Ice skater Dorothy Hamill

The National Association of Social Workers supports Kaleidoscope, a television variety show designed to raise awareness of women cancer issues and empower women to take control of their health. The program features celebrity cancer survivors singer Olivia Newton-John and skaters Dorothy Hamill and Scott Hamilton, who will return to the ice.

The program is taping at 7 p.m. today at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. and airs Thanksgiving Day Nov. 26 on Fox television from 4 to 5:30 p.m. EST.

In related news the NASW is hosting a lunchtime series on Nov. 17, “Strengthening the Cancer Knowledge and Skills of the Social Work Labor Force.” For more information and to register for that event click here.

And to get more information on how social workers help cancer patients and their families visit NASW’s “Help Starts Here” Web site section on cancer by clicking here.

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  1. Help! I was supposed to tape the Kaleidoscope for Cancer Ice Show for my 83 year old mother who is a HUGE FAN of Dorothy Hamill and Scott Hamilton, etc., etc., etc. I completely forgot, not only me missing the show but also forgetting to tape it. YIKES!! Do you know if it will be broadcast again or if VHS tape are available to sale?


  2. I caught the part of Kaleidoscope Cancer Awareness TV Special where Scott Hamilton made his first public return to the ice. He performed extraordinarily well. His performance along with those of Dorothy Hamill and Olivia Newton-John, I am sure, inspired many cancer survivors in the viewing audience to “Get Physical”. :o)
    Given the unfortunate prevalence of cancer sufferers in today’s world, NASW’s support of the Kaleidoscope Cancer Awareness TV Special makes perfect sense. Raising awareness of women’s cancer issues, along with social workers being a part of multi-disciplinary treatment of cancer patients, is an important forumula for treating the “whole person”, in a wide array of healthcare settings.

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