New Support Program For Patients and Caregivers: Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis

New Support Program For Patients and Caregivers: Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis

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Oct 8, 2009, 12:03 PM |
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The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine will offer a chess-playing program designed to brighten the lives of patients and caregivers during treatments. Called Chess for Life, the program was developed in conjunction with the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

“This is an important partnership for the Chess Club,” says Tony Rich, executive director of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. “Bringing chess to Siteman is a small way for us to help their patients and caregivers, and it’s a fitting tribute to Jim Corbett.”

Chess for Life will start Oct. 9 with a kick-off event from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the atrium of the Center for Advanced Medicine, 4921 Parkview Place, St. Louis, MO 63110. The event will include short announcements, continental breakfast and the opportunity to meet Jennifer Shahade, two-time American women’s chess champion and Grandmaster.

The program, which starts Oct. 9, will have several distinct components...READ ABOUT IT HERE - http://www.slayandassociates.com/news/press/ccscslwchampsitema