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New to Cancer Support Community Arizona?

If you have never attended programs with us before, the first step is to attend a newcomer meeting. We will walk you through the process and help guide you to programs that are best for you!

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April Newcomer Meetings

 

Wednesday, April 4th, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Wednesday, April 18th, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Tuesday, April 10th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Tuesday, April 24th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

 

 

May Newcomer Meetings

 

Wednesday, May 2nd, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Wednesday, May 16th, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Tuesday, May 8th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

May 22nd, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

 

 

June Newcomer Meetings

 

Wednesday, June 13th, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Wednesday, June 27th, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Tuesday, June 5th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 19th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

 

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SUPPORT SERVICES

These groups are intended to provide support by meeting others who have been impacted by cancer. In these groups you can expect to explore new ways of dealing with the stresses of cancer and ways to become an empowered advocate for yourself. Our support groups are all facilitated by licensed mental health professionals.

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Weekly Participant and Family Support Groups

 

 

 

Day and Evening Options Available

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

These professionally-facilitated weekly support groups are for people with cancer and a separate group for family, friends and caregivers. Explore new ways of dealing with the stresses of cancer and learn techniques to become partners with your healthcare team. A brief interview is required to determine appropriate group placement. Please call (602) 712-1006.

 

 

Cancer Specific Learn & Support Groups

 

 

Various Times and Dates

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

These professionally-facilitated monthly support groups are for those diagnosed with a specific cancer to find support and learn from one another. Discuss aspects of living with cancer, treatment options, side effect management and survivorship. Open to family and friends. Current Learn & Support Groups include:Carcinoid, Lung, Multiple Myeloma, Ovarian, and Pancreatic.

Carcinoid:  April 14, May 12, June 9, 12:30-2:30 pm

Lung: April 14, May 12, June 9, 12:30-2:00 pm

Multiple Myeloma: April 5, May 3, June 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ovarian: April 21, May 19, June 16, 10:00-11:30 am

Pancreatic: January 6, February 10, March 10, 10:00-11:30 am

 

 

Living With Cancer Support Group

 

 

 

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 10:00 – 11:30 am

April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, June 12 & 26

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

This support group is designed for those who are living long-term with a cancer diagnosis or those whose cancer is likely to recur.  Find strength and guidance from others who are facing cancer as a chronic disease.

 

 

 

Bereavement Support Group

 

 

 

Thursdays, April 19 through May 24, 6:00-7:30 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

This six week support group is for those whose family member or close friend has died from cancer. Facilitated by a licensed mental health professional, the group will cover stages of loss, reactions to grief, and how to deal with anniversaries and other occasions.

This support group is designed for those who are living long-term with a cancer diagnosis or those whose cancer is likely to recur.  Find strength and guidance from others who are facing cancer as a chronic disease.

 

 

 

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Return to Wellness

 

 

 

 

Thursdays, May 3 through 24, 10:00-11:30 am

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

This four-part series focuses on helping you return to wellness after a cancer diagnosis to transition from treatment to leading a healthy lifestyle. Learn about goal setting, survivorship care planning, reducing your stress and moving forward after cancer. Each week will include information sharing and support with others on a similar journey.

 

 

 

Living Room Chat Series

 

 

 

Saturday, May 19, 10:00-11:30 am

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

This program features an opportunity for an informal question and answer session on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Please bring questions you want to have answered.

 

 

Cancer Support Group at Banner Boswell Medial Center (West Valley)

 

 

 

4th Wednesday of each month, April 25, May 23, June 27, 10:00-11:30 am

Banner Boswell Medical Center, 10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351 – Chapman Board Room, 2nd Floor

This professionally facilitated support group is open to anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Explore ways to deal with stressors of the diagnosis and find support with others in a caring environment.

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

Our educational workshops and lectures are designed to help you understand how to manage cancer and its treatment. Experts from various disciplines provide the most updated information regarding cancer care. Become a more informed and active member of your treatment team.

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TGEN Tour

 

 

Thursday, April 19, 10:00-11:00 am

At TGen, 445 North 5th Street, Phoenix 85004

Learn form working laboratories and cancer researchers conducting clinical trials as you tour the Translational Genomics research Institute (TGen). The tour includes information about how researchers use your genetic information to help create personalized treatment options. Space is limited.

 

 

Getting a Good Night of Sleep

 

 

Thursday, April 26, 6:00-7:30 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Shannon Ruff Dirksen PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor at the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University will talk about symptoms and factors that affect quality of life and insomnia in persons with cancer. Learn tips to be well-rested in order to improve sleep, energy and help you cope with the side effects of treatment.

 

 

Mindfulness and Resilience

 

 

Thursday, May 10, 6:00-7:30 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Nika Gueci, EdD, shares information on how mindfulness can keep you “in the moment” to help reduce anxiety and free up room in your mind to better care for yourself and others. Learn about stress reactions and why they are important to resilience-building through experimental mindfulness activities.

 

 

Boosting Your Immune System Through Nutrition

 

 

Thursday, May 31, 6:00-7:30 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Marianne Marchese, NMD, shares how to strengthen and enhance the immune system through the food you eat. Learn how to replace cancer cells with healthy cells, the role of alkalinity and what foods help during and after treatment.

 

 

Women's Cancer and Genetics (West Valley)

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 23, 5:30-7:00 pm

At Adelante Healthcare, 15351 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ 85374

Sephanie Goettl, MS, Genetic  Counselor and Kelly Collonello, CRNP, Nurse Practitioner, will talk about the role of genetics in cancer and what happens during a genetic counseling session. Learn why you might consult with a genetics counselor and who should do so.

 

 

 

Cooking For Health (West Valley)

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 6:00-7:00 pm

At Adelante Healthcare, 15351 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ 85374

Learn how to build in more fruits and vegetables for your best possible health during and after cancer treatments. Recipes and menu tasting included. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends.

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Nutrition for Cancer Care At Abrazo (West Valley)

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 3, 5:30-7:00 pm

At Abrazo Arrowhead Physicians Plaza, 18699 North 67th Avenue, Sierra Room

Kindra S. Peterson, MS, RD, Clinical Onocology Dietitian from Ironwood Cancer Center will talk about the importance of good nutrition during cancer treatment. Learn how to create a healthy plate and what food help you have a strong immune system.

 

 

 

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Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer (West Valley)

 

 

 

Fridays, April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15 10:00-11:00 am

At The Colonnade, 19116 N. Colonnade Way, Surprise, AZ 85374 – Ponderosa Conference Room, Floor 2

Learn how to create easy and affordable dishes packed with antioxidants and flavor while staying on a budget. Recipes and menu tasting included. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends.

  • April 6: Spring Veggies
  • April 20: Breakfast Basics
  • May 4: Cabbage & Sauerkraut
  • May 18: Leafy Greens
  • June 1: Berry Bash
  • June 15: Nuts and Seeds

 

 

 

Nutrition for Cancer Care At Sun Health (West Valley)

 

 

Thursday, April 19, 9:30-11:00 am

PORA, 13815 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, AZ 85375

Tracy Garrett, RD, CDE, Registered Dietitian, teaches this workshop featuring information about healthy eating for optimal cancer care. Topics will include serving sizes, choosing and cooking food and using food to manage side effects.

 

 

Integrative Oncology (West Valley)

 

 

Thursday, June 21, 9:30-11:00 am

PORA, 13815 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, AZ 85375

Dr. Brian Archambault will share how complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can be used with conventional oncology, what are the benefits and what to be careful about.

 

Healthy Cooking During and After Cancer (East Valley)

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 12, 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: St. Patrick Catholic Community – Parish Office – 10815 N. 84th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Mari Garcia, Nutritionist, leads a cooking demonstration that features foods loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients to support you at any stage of your cancer diagnosis. Learn how to build in more fruits and vegetables for  your best possible health. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Recipes and menu tasting available.

 

 

Cancer 101 (East Valley)

 

 

Thursday, June 14, 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: St. Patrick Catholic Community – Parish Office – 10815 N. 84th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Learn all about cancer including how it’s diagnosed, common treatments, how healthy cells work and common side effects in this lecture.

 

 

Cooking for Health (At Banner)

 

 

 

 

Mondays, April 23, May 21, June 25, 6:00-7:30 pm

At the Sandstone Conference Room, Banner University Medical Center, 1111 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006

learn how to build in more fruits and vegetables for your best possible health during and after cancer treatment. Create easy and affordable dishes packed with antioxidants and flavor while staying on a budget. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Recipes and menu tasting included.

  • April: Spring Salad
  • May: Healthy Breakfast
  • June: Berry Bliss

 

 

 

Lunch and Learn Series (At Banner)

 

Each month we invite you to join us and learn about a topic related to cancer care and survivorship. Experts from Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix will share insights, treatment options, management of side effects and tools to improve outcomes. Lunch is provided, advanced registration is preferred.

Location: All workshops will be held at Banner University Medical Center, 1111 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85005 in the Sandstone Conference Room, First floor

  • HPV Related Cancers – Friday, April 27, 12:00-1:00 pm – Featuring Jamal Mourad, DO, Gynecologiest and Abhilash Nambiar, MD, Radiation Oncologist.
  • Melanoma and Skin Cancer – Friday, May 21, 12:00-1:00 pm – Featuring Nicole Madera, MMS, PA-C, Dermatologist
  • Cancer Survivorship – June 8, 12:00-1:00 pm – Featuring Kris Cooper, PhD, Psychologist

 

 

 

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

Programs designed to help you become more engaged in mind-body stress reduction, exercise, nutrition, and health maintenance. These groups involve active participation as you learn skills along your cancer journey.

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Clay Class

 

 

April 9, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 4

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Led by Joy Kockerbeck from Creative Arts in Healing. For members within 0-3 years of diagnosis and their friends and family. This series focuses on projects that help members explore the changes and challenges they find themselves in through imagery and expression using the soothing medium of clay. No experience necessary. Materials provided.

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Acupuncture for Cancer Care - East Valley

 

 

Thursday, May 10 6:00-7:30 pm

St. Patrick Catholic Community – Parish Office -10815 N. 84th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Marie Yahner, L.Ac, National Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, will talk about the ways acupuncture can be of benefit during and after your cancer journey. Learn how acupuncture can be used to treat cancer-related side effects such as pain, fatigue, insomnia and stress.

 

 

Rhythms for a Healthy Life

 

 

Fourth Tuesday, April 24, May 22, June 26 1:00-2:30 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Join us for an opportunity to create, participate and listen to music. This expressive outlet can decrease stress, alleviate anxiety, express emotions and help you relax. Instruments provided. Let’s get the beat going!

Moving to the Beat

 

Saturdays, Starting May 5, 9:00-10:00 am

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

An exercise class designed for all – adults, teens and families. Come dance your way to a healthy lifestyle!

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Produce Pick Up

 

Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

We’ve become a pick-up site for people to have more access to fresh, organic, locally grown fruits and vegetables from Crooked Sky Farms. Current participants are welcome to sign up to receive free produce as part of a give-back program through Crooked Sky Farms. Additional options for purchase are available if interested in getting a full share from the farm. Please see a staff member for more details.

 

Seasonal Cooking Class: How To Use Your CSA Produce

Thursdays, April 19, May 17, June 21, 6:00-7:00 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Picked up your fresh produce from Crooked Sky Farms, but not sure how to use it? This cooking demonstration will teach you how to utilize those fresh fruits and veggies from the garden. Recipes and tasting included.

 

Your Cancer Story Writing Workshop

 

Tuesday, April 17, May 15, June 19 2:00-3:30 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

You have a valuable story to tell! Whether you are newly diagnosed, a many-year survivor or a caregiver, this writing  workshop will provide you with various techniques for capturing and sharing your story.

 

Zumba Gold

 

 

 

 

Thursdays,10:30-11:30 am

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Improve your balance, increase range of motion and gain coordination while having fun!  Zumba Gold® is a low impact Latin-dance inspired workout that can be easily modified for beginners or those requiring accommodations. ZUMBA!

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Gentle Yoga

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. or Wednesday, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

This class is designed to focus on breath work and gentle movement. Learn relaxing postures and modified moves at a slow pace. This class is great for those who are new to yoga as well as those who have restrictions due to treatment.

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Gentle Yoga (West Valley)

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 18 through May 23, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Discover the top 6 benefits of yoga in this series throughout the West valley: help with sleep, energy, balance, building strength, reducing stress and boosting immunity. All materials provided. Beginners are welcome.

  • Week 1: Adelante Healthcare Surprise
  • Week 2: Abrazo Arrowhead Physicians Plaza, Sierra Room
  • Week 3: Banner Boswell Hospital, Ponderosa Conference Room, Floor 2
  • Week 4: Adelante Healthcare Surprise
  • Week 5: Abraza Arrowhead Physicians Plaza, Sierra Room
  • Week 6: Banner Boswell Hospital, Ponderosa Conference Room, Floor 2

 

 

Tai Chi

 

 

 

Thursday, 12:00-1:00 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Jake Zinn, Certified Tai Chi instructor teaches gentle movements combined with meditation meant to improve strength, balance and concentration.

 

 

Gentle Yoga at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix

 

 

Fridays, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22

At Banner –  University Medical Center . 1111 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006
Sandstone Conference Room South, First Floor

This class is designed to focus on breath work and gentle movement. Learn relaxing postures and modified moves at a slow pace. This class is great for those who are new to yoga as well as those who have restrictions due to treatment. Seated options available.

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Drumming from the Heart - East Valley

 

2nd Monday of the month – April 9, May 14, June 11, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Drumming from the Heart sessions provide a rhythmical and focused space for you to de-stress your mind, body and spirit by using music and guided voice. Led by REMO certified instructor Frank Thompson and psychologist Dr. David Engstrom.

 

 

Ask the Farmer

 

 

Thursday, April 26, May 24, June 28 4:00-6:00 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Once per month, during our CSA Produce Pick Up, one of the Crooked Sky Farm staff will be available to answer any questions you might have regarding the produce available.

Peaceful Breath and Relaxation

 

Tuesdays April 24, May 22, June 26, 11:35 – 12:45 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

This group focuses on breathing exercises and guided meditations designed to relax and restore the mind.

 

SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

These activities are to help reduce social isolation through interaction, play and humor.

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Bunco

 

Tuesday, April 3, May 1, June 5, 12:00-2:00 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

This fun game is played in teams with dice. No previous experience needed just come have fun. Bring a friend!

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Survivor Social

 

Tuesday, April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22, June 12, June 26, 1:00-2:30 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

A time to connect and create new friendships with others who are post cancer treatment.

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Bingo

 

Friday, April 6, May 4, June 1, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Grab your dauber, your lucky charm and come on down to play some Bingo! Potluck style so bring your favorite dish to share.

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Walking Club (Scottsdale)

Friday, April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, 9:00 – 10:00 am

At Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, 7014 E. Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Get up and get moving! All paces welcome. Please meet next to Paradise Bakery.

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Community Coloring Club

 

Wednesday, April 18, May 16, 1:30-3:00 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Join us for an afternoon of fun and coloring. Please bring your own coloring book and pencils.

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Just For Men: Diner Talk

Friday, April 20, May 18, June 15, 10:00-11:30 am

At First Watch, Park Central – 3110 North Central Ave., Phoenix,

Come and enjoy a cup of coffee or breakfast (breakfast is on your own) and some good conversation with other men in the community.

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Book Club

Tuesday, April 17, May 15, June 19, 12:00-1:30 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

April: Camino Island, John Grisham
May: Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult
June: Song of the Lion, Anne Hillerman
Bring a sack lunch and discuss our book of the month.

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Young Professional Group for Ages 25-40

Young Professional Group for Ages 25-40

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

This new group is open to anyone ages 25-40 to network with other individuals who are impacted by or interested in learning more about cancer.

  • Young Professional: Happy Hour Mixers

See our current quarterly calendar for scheduling details.

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YOUTH AND TEEN

For more information about our youth, teen and family program, please contact Carrie Cantrell at (602) 712-1006 or ccantrell@cscaz.org. Our Teen Program is presented by The Bidstrup Foundation.

Teen Events (Ages 13 – 21)

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Teen Pajama Jams

Friday, April 6, June 8, 6:00-8:00 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

A night out of the house and activities to enjoy! All friends are welcome! Wear your favorite comfy clothes and come ready for laughter.

  • April: Trivia
  • June: Karaoke

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Teen Mini Golf Outing

 

 

 

Saturday, April 14, 5:00-7:00 pm

At Castles & Coasters, 9445 N. Metro Parkway E., Phoenix, AZ 85051

Show off your skills as you make your way through a course of obstacles to sink the putt!

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Teen Cinco De Mayo

 

 

 

Friday, May 4, 6:00-8:00 pm

At Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels, 340 E. Coronado Road, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Come join us for a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta! Tacos, music and a Piñata!

 

 

Teen Art Hour: Clay

Saturday, May 19, 1:00-3:00 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Come enjoy the art of clay! Clay is a therapeutic, expressive art form that helps to reduce stress.

Teen Movie Night

 

Saturday, June 16, 5:30-8:00 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Your favorite movie and food are waiting for you! Each friend you bring earns you a raffle ticket for a giveaway!

Family Services (for families with children up to age 18)

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Family Welcome Hour

 

 

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 – 11:00 am

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Come see what CSCAZ is all about! Get a tour, do a craft and chat with others.  Open new and current families.

 

Family Outing to the "Art of Ice Cream Experience"

 

Sunday, April 8, 1:00-2:30 pm

At Art of Ice Cream Experience, 4224 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

This art exhibit celebrates ice cream! Each room displays a different flavor of ice cream in a unique, picture-worthy moment. Cameras are a must for this experience!

 

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: "What Do I Tell The Kids?"

 

Wednesday, April 11, 6:00-7:30 pm

At Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers, 700 W. Warner Road, Chandler, AZ 85225

Ever ask yourself, how much information should I tell my child about cancer? Do they understand? Come get all of your questions answered in a Parents Only education session. A children’s activity will be provided in a separate space for ages 4 and up.

Family Fiesta Cooking Class

 

Saturday, May 5, 11:00-1:00 pm 

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Come learn how to make the best family-friendly (and healthy) Cinco de Mayo treats! Families will be able to taste and enjoy their meal together.

 

Mom's Paint Night

 

Friday, June 1, 7:00-9:00 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Join other moms for this instructor led painting experience! No kids allowed! Hosted by HopeKids.

Family Summer Bowling Bash

 

Sunday, June 24, 11:00-12:30 pm

At Main Event Entertainment, 8545 S. Emerald Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284

Come beat the heat for a favorite summertime activity with the whole family!

 

Youth Services (Ages 7-12)

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Kid Support

 

 

Thursdays, April 5th through May 10th, 6:00-7:30 pm

At HEALing House, 4458 E. Sharon Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Kid Support is a six session program that teaches children ages 7-12 tools to cope with a cancer diagnosis in the family. Open to children who have been diagnosed with cancer as well as children with cancer in the family.

 

 

 

 

Kid Support Kamp

 

 

Monday through Wednesday, June 25, June 26, June 27, 9:00-4:00 pm

At Main Campus: 360 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Similar to the 6-week version of the program, Kid Support Kamp teaches children tolls to cope with a cancer diagnosis in the family while also enjoying summer! There will be several fun summertime activities mixed in with cancer-related activities. A parent orientation will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 6:00 pm. Dinner provided and kids welcome at the orientation.

 

 

EAST VALLEY

Some Programs in the East Valley are offered at Desert Botanical Garden , which honors Melodie Lewis whose passion helped to bring support for those impacted by Cancer to the Garden. Additionally, Programs are offered at Via Linda Senior Center in an effort to be more accessible to East Valley residents.

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Drumming from the Heart (Scottsdale)

 

 

First Monday of the month

Via Linda Senior Center – 10440 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Drumming from the Heart sessions provide a rhythmical and focused space for you to de-stress your mind, body and spirit by using music and guided voice. Led by REMO certified instructor Frank Thompson and psychologist Dr. David Engstrom.

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Acupuncture for Cancer Care

 

Thursday, May 10 6:00-7:30 pm

St. Patrick Catholic Community – Parish Office – 10815 N. 84th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Marie Yahner, L.Ac, National Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, will talk about the ways acupuncture can be of benefit during and after your cancer journey. Learn how acupuncture can be used to treat cancer-related side effects such as pain, fatigue, insomnia and stress.

 

Cancer 101

 

Thursday, June 14, 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: St. Patrick Catholic Community – Parish Office- 10815 N. 84th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Learn all about cancer including how it’s diagnosed, common treatments, how healthy cells work and common side effects in this lecture.

 

 

Walking Club (Scottsdale)

 

 

At Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, 7014 E. Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Fridays, June 6, June 20, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Get up and get moving! All paces welcome. Please meet next to Paradise Bakery.

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Healthy Cooking During and After Cancer

 

Thursday, April 12, 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: St. Patrick Catholic Community – Parish Office – 10815 N. 84th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Mari Garcia, Nutritionist, leads a cooking demonstration that features foods loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients to support you at any stage of your cancer diagnosis. Learn how to build in more fruits and vegetables for  your best possible health. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends. Recipes and menu tasting available.

 

 

 

WEST VALLEY

Programs in the West Valley are offered at Bellevue Heights Church, Benevilla Family and Resource Center, Peoria Community Center, and a number of Sun Health Locations.

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Cooking for Health

 

At Adelante Healthcare, 15351 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ 85374

Wednesday, June 13, 6:00-7:00 pm

Learn how to build in more fruits and vegetables for your best possible health during and after cancer treatments. Recipes and menu tasting included. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends.

 

Gentle Yoga

 

 

Wednesday, April 18 through May 23, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Discover the top 6 benefits of yoga in this series throughout the West valley: help with sleep, energy, balance, building strength, reducing stress and boosting immunity. All materials provided. Beginners are welcome.

  • Week 1: Adelante Healthcare Surprise
  • Week 2: Abrazo Arrowhead Physicians Plaza, Sierra Room
  • Week 3: Banner Boswell Hospital, Ponderosa Conference Room, Floor 2
  • Week 4: Adelante Healthcare Surprise
  • Week 5: Abraza Arrowhead Physicians Plaza, Sierra Room
  • Week 6: Banner Boswell Hospital, Ponderosa Conference Room, Floor 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women's Cancer and Genetics

 

Wednesday, May 23, 5:30-7:00 pm

At Adelante Healthcare, 15351 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ 85374

Sephanie Goettl, MS, Genetic  Counselor and Kelly Collonello, CRNP, Nurse Practitioner, will talk about the role of genetics in cancer and what happens during a genetic counseling session. Learn why you might consult with a genetics counselor and who should do so.

 

Integrative Oncology

 

Thursday, June 21, 9:30-11:00 am

AT PORA, 13815 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, AZ 85375

Dr. Brian Archambault will share how complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can be used with conventional oncology, what are the benefits and what to be careful about.

 

 

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Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer (Surprise)

 

 

Fridays, April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15 10:00-11:00 am

At The Colonnade,  19116 N. Colonade Way, Surprise, AZ – Ponderosa Conference Room, Floor 2

Learn how to create easy and affordable dishes packed with antioxidants and flavor while staying on a budget. Recipes and menu tasting included. Open to cancer survivors, family and friends.

  • April 6: Spring Veggies
  • April 20: Breakfast Basics
  • May 4: Cabbage & Sauerkraut
  • May 18: Leafy Greens
  • June 1: Berry Bash
  • June 15: Nuts and Seeds

 

Cancer Support Group

 

 

4th Wednesday of each month, April 25, May 23, June 27, 10:00-11:30 am

Banner Boswell Medical Center, at Chapman Board Room, 2nd Floor

This professionally facilitated support group is open to anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Explore ways to deal with stressors of the diagnosis and find support with others in a caring environment.

 

Nutrition for Cancer Care at Sun Health

 

 

Thursday, April 19, 9:30-11:00 am

At PORA, 13815 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, AZ 85375

Tracy Garrett, RD, CDE, Registered Dietitian, teaches this workshop featuring information about healthy eating for optimal cancer care. Topics will include serving sizes, choosing and cooking food and using food to manage side effects.

 

 

Nutrition for Cancer Care at Abrazo

Thursday, May 3, 5:30-7:00 pm

At Abrazo Arrowhead Physicians Plaza, 18699 North 67th Avenue, Sierra Room

Kindra S. Peterson, MS, RD, Clinical Onocology Dietitian from Ironwood Cancer Center will talk about the importance of good nutrition during cancer treatment. Learn how to create a healthy plate and what food help you have a strong immune system.

 

 

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