2010-08-13 / Community

Arverne Cancer Support On QPTV

By Miriam Rosenberg

Arverne Cancer Support Group members Elaine Short, Annette Ervin and Earle Davis were among those who appeared in the QPTV Presents Queens Library HealthLink and The Arverne Cancer Support Group. Photo courtesy of QPTV Arverne Cancer Support Group members Elaine Short, Annette Ervin and Earle Davis were among those who appeared in the QPTV Presents Queens Library HealthLink and The Arverne Cancer Support Group. Photo courtesy of QPTV Members of the Arverne Cancer Support Group have taken to the airwaves to talk about their experiences with cancer in collaboration with Queens Library’s HealthLink on QPTV Presents Queens Perspectives: Queens Library HealthLink & The Arverne Cancer Support Group.

When Arverne’s Cancer Action Council – which is part of the Queens Library’s Health- Link program – working with the Arverne Cancer Support Group, wanted to do something for the community it was suggested that the support group get the message out via television, Jacqueline McMikle, the president of Arverne Cancer Support told The Wave. Tamara Michel of the Queens HealthLink reached out to QPTV’s Roslyn Nieves.

“We talked about what resources we have available, where people can go [for services],” said McMikle, about the show which was filmed in May.

Just recently, McMikle said, she spoke with a woman who just wanted someone with whom to talk.

“When people want to talk we listen. We don’t offer advice. We listen,” added McMikle.

Nieves, the community development manager of QPTV, led the conversation and was joined by McMikle; Michel, HealthLink’s Community Outreach coordinator from the Jamaica Branch of the Queens Library; Annette Ervin, chaplin of Arverne Cancer Support Group and member of Arverne Cancer Action Council and Peninsula Hospital/ Arverne Cancer Support Group; Elaine Short, director of Lucille Rose Day Care Center and member of Arverne Cancer Action Council and Arverne Cancer Support Group; and Earle Davis, member of Arverne Cancer Action Council and Peninsula Hospital/Arverne Cancer Support Group.

The show has aired three times since July 29 and is scheduled for two more showings on August 16 (6:30 p.m.) and August 18 (8 p.m.). For Time Warner and Verizon FiOS customers it will air on channel 34 and for RCN Cable it will show on channel 82.

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