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July 19, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This program series is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, register by clicking the RSVP button above or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org.

You will receive the Zoom information no later than the morning of your program.

with Elizabeth Belanger

Life Soundtrack

A cancer diagnosis can completely turn your life upside down and leave you trying to understand who you are and what is important. Join us on a three-part creative venture to help narrate and make sense of your cancer experience.


During this program, we will discover how to choose music that represents your life or cancer experience and that looks towards the next steps in your journey. You can expect sessions to assist in creatively processing the emotional and physical tolls that cancer can take on every aspect of your life. Each session will provide space to share in community and think about how to express your experience.


In our first session, we will discuss key moments and feelings in our journeys. Then, each of us will individually be tasked with creating a collection of 7-14 songs (an album) of our journey from diagnosis into the future of survivorship.

In our second session, we will get our creative juices flowing by developing album art that represents our albums. And finally, in session three, we will come together as a group and share in art and story.


Come ready with a passion for music and art and some self-reflective time for out-of-group activities. Everyone with a story to tell is welcome!

Life Soundtrack will be hosted in three parts. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions to get the most out of the program series.

Program series dates:

  • July 19 & 26, 3:00-4:30pm ET
  • August 2, 3:00-4:30pm ET

Suggested Donation: $10/session or $25/series

About Elizabeth Belanger

Elizabeth Belanger

Elizabeth Belanger is a social work intern for Smith Center while she is getting her Masters of Social Work at Simmons University. Elizabeth has previously worked with survivors of domestic violence and youth in Ward 8, providing strengths-based and trauma-informed care. After graduating, Elizabeth looks forward to working as a clinical social worker here in DC providing accessible mental health services to those who have experienced trauma.