5 Cancer Support Resources We Love
Posted on: June 12, 2015
From the moment cancer touches your life, you know you’re going to need help. Whether you are a cancer survivor, family, a caregiver, or just a concerned friend… there is help available. From informational resources, support groups, and payment assistance to free wigs, house cleaners and rides to the doctor- there are people that are ready to help.
American Cancer Society: Besides their amazing national resources, we have a local chapter in Walnut Creek, CA. There is someone available to help you with information and resources 24/7, and additionally they have a free wig room, volunteers to help with rides to doctors visits and more. We host American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better several times a year, which helps women cope with the appearance related side effects of cancer. July 20th 10-2 Join us for a free makeup and hair care tutorial from a licensed cosmetologist. Call 1-800-227-2345 to register.
2185 N. California Blvd Suite 290 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (925) 934-7640
Cancer Support Community: Also in Walnut Creek, CA this non profit provides free support groups, educational programs, healthy lifestyles classes and a place for those affected by cancer to come together. We partner with CSC for many of our free educational doctor panels throughout the year. The Many Faces of Prostate Cancer will be happening August 26th. Call 925-677-5041 to reserve a spot.
3276 McNutt Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 (925) 933-0107
Leukemia Lymphoma Society: has a peer to peer program that connects individuals who’ve been recently diagnosed with blood cancer with someone who’s completed treatment. The Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program is a free resource, where survivors offer support by sharing their personal story with other survivors while connecting them with community resources. If you wish to speak to a First Connection peer volunteer, please fill out the online request form.
Camp Kesem, Berkeley: is a non-profit, college student-run organization that provides a free, week-long summer camp for children who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. The University of California, Berkeley branch was founded in 2006 to provide a safe, supportive, and fun summer camp experience to local children whose parents have died from cancer, are in treatment for cancer, or are in remission from cancer. The college students work all year around with eligible families in the community, and raise funds to ensure camp is free for all involved. In 2014 alone, Camp Kesem Berkeley empowered over 130 campers and are hoping to exceed that goal this year.
P.O. Box 40347 Berkeley, CA 94704 (510)-859-7282
National Coalition for Cancer Survivors: This online resources is of tremendous value to cancer survivors and caregivers and anyone effected by the disease. Not only do they provide a great deal of information on treatments, cancer types and cancer screening, but also many resources for patient payment assistance.
For a complete list of resources visit our Patient Resource Page.Tags: Support, Survivorship