Community Development and Applied Economics
Paddling Toward Health Exhibit on View at Dana
- By Laura Louise Haines
An exhibit featuring Dragonheart Vermont is now on display at the Dana Medical Library. Dragonheart Vermont is a breast cancer survivor and supporter organization whose focus is on survivorship, wellness, teamwork, hope and community. The exhibit highlights the organization’s mission, the Dragonheart teams, and the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. Also highlighted is Survivorship NOW, a cancer wellness center established by Dragonheart Vermont in 2011 to meet the need for ongoing help and support for all cancer survivors in our community after their clinical treatment ends. This exhibit will be on view through the end of May.
In addition to the Dragonheart exhibit, the library is hosting "A Voyage to Health," a traveling exhibition developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. A Voyage to Health explores the recent revival of the ancient arts of navigation and voyaging that first brought the people of Hawaii to their island homes. By restoring their heritage, this new generation seeks to heal the Hawaiian people. "A Voyage to Health" explores this resurgence and its significance for health, well-being, and self-determination. This traveling exhibit will be on display at the library through March 9. Visit the exhibit online.
Visit the library to view both exhibits, and to browse through Dana’s print resources on cancer and wellness.