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‘Feel Good Friday’ hopes to lift spirits at Novant Health

HIGH POINT, N.C. – It’s an event dedicated to giving people touched by cancer an opportunity to relax.

Novant Health’s “Feel Good Friday” provides an uplifting environment for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers through a variety of activities.

“It’s not about their cancer. It is not about a day of treatment. It is about just feeling good,” said Sue Mason, nurse manager for nurse navigators and support services at the Derrick Davis Regional Cancer Center.

“It's a good fun encouraging day,” cancer survivor Karen Bruffey said.

Attendees are treated to a variety services including manicures, massages, and haircuts. They can also participate in crafts and physical activities.

Feel Good Friday is a volunteer-based event.

“I feel like it’s part of my pay back to the center,” volunteer and cancer survivor Janice Sizemore said.

“I just love these people. They're dear to my heart,” volunteer Ruth McCall said.

The event happens the first Friday of every month at the Derrick Davis Regional Cancer Center in Winston-Salem from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is also open to people who were not treated through Novant Health.