This New Storytelling Project Showcases the Personal Stories of Cancer Survivors
HARTFORD, Conn. (October 19, 2015) – WNPR/Connecticut Public Radio is pleased to announce that it has joined with Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven for a new storytelling project, “Survivor Stories.” Through this project, stories of cancer survivors were recorded and will be aired on WNPR.
“Survivor Stories” features a series of two-minute stories that were recently recorded at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven during intimate interview sessions. In these sessions, cancer survivors related their personal experiences, seeking to provide inspiration, hope and support, particularly to those newly diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones.
Beginning October 23, these stories can be heard Fridays on WNPR 3:04 p.m.
“We are thrilled to be bringing ‘Survivor Stories’ to the airwaves of WNPR,” said Jerry Franklin, president and CEO of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN), parent company of WNPR. “Using the power of storytelling, we hope to honor the experiences of some incredible survivors and their equally incredible supporters. We thank them for not only sharing their stories with us, but for using those stories to bring information and hope to listeners who may be going through similar experiences.”
“Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven is proud to partner with WNPR to give our patients a voice to share their personal stories with Connecticut,” said Peter G. Schulam, MD, PhD, Director, Yale Cancer Center and Physician-in-Chief, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven (Interim). “No one faces cancer alone, and each survivor has a unique story to share. I am confident that each story will resonate with WNPR listeners, and inspire strength and hope.”
“Survivor Stories” is made possible in partnership with Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.
About Connecticut Public Broadcasting
The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) is home to CPTV, WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century digital media workplace. For more information, visit cpbn.org.
About Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven is part of the nationally recognized Yale-New Haven Hospital, and is affiliated with Yale Cancer Center (YCC), one of only 45 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation and the only such center in Connecticut. Smilow Cancer Hospital, the most comprehensive cancer facility in New England, is a 14-story, 500,000-square-foot cancer hospital, which includes 168 private inpatient rooms, multidisciplinary outpatient treatment centers, 12 operating rooms, infusion suites, diagnostic imaging services, and specialized women’s and children’s services. YCC and Smilow Cancer Hospital are members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 25 cancer centers in the U.S., whose mission is to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of oncology care so that patients can live better lives. www.ynhh.org/smilow.