Program Services

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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

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

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: Breast, Carcinoid, Lung, Multiple Myeloma, Ovarian, Pancreatic and Prostate.

Breast: April 15, May 20, and June 17, 10:00-11:30 am

Carcinoid: April 8, May13, and June 10, 12:30-2:30 pm

Lung: April 8, May 13, and June 10, 12:30-2:00 pm

Multiple Myeloma: April 6, May 4, and June 1, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ovarian: April 15, May 20, and June 17, 10:00-11:30 am

Pancreatic: April 8, May 13, and June 10, 10:00-11:30 am

Prostate: April 13, May 11, and June 8, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Surviving and Thriving

2nd and 4th Tuesday of every Month, 1:00-2:30 pm

April 11, 25; May 9, 23; June 13, 27

A support group for those who are more than 18 months’ post cancer treatment who are looking to support one another as you move into a new phase after a cancer diagnosis.

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Let’s Talk – Breast Cancer Learn & Support Group

3rd Saturday of every Month, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Join us each month as we tackle a topic related to breast cancer in this professionally facilitated support group. Meet others who are experiencing similar situations and share tips to support each other. Topics are:

April – Body Image

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May – Dealing with Estrogen Blockers

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June – Lymphedema

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Cancer Support Group at Benevilla

At Benevilla Sun City West Location – 13576 West Camino Del Sol, #22, Sun City West, AZ 85378

1st Monday of the Month

April 3, May 2, and June 5, 9:30 – 11:00 am

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.

Cancer Support Group at Sun Health

At Sun Health Grandview Terrace Rehabilitation Center – 14505 West Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375

3rd Tuesday of the Month

April 18, May 16 and June 20, 9:30 – 11:00 am

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.

Register by calling (602) 712 – 1006

Family Connect

3rd Thursday of every month, April 20, May 18, June 15; 6:00 – 7:30 pm

A support program for families who are experiencing cancer with children ages 5-18. Dinner provided together from 6-6:30, then split into separate professionally facilitated support groups for parents, teens 13-18, and kids 5-12.

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Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer Meeting

3rd Sunday of each month, 3-5 pm

Get reliable information and support for black breast cancer survivors. Open to those diagnosed as well as their family and friends. The CBBC was founded by a Mayo Clinic physician and Administrator.

Call 602-920-1808 or email

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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Chemobrain Explained

Thursday, April 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Michael J. Robb, MD, Oto-Neurologist specializing in disorders of the ear and brain, presents on the effects of chemotherapy and radiation on cognitive functioning. Dr. Robb will talk about ways to improve functioning through treatment, what chemotherapy and other cancer treatments do to your cognitive functioning and will teach new skills to help you cope.

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Lunch and Learn: Patient Advocacy

Friday, April 28, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Kay Kays, cancer survivor and trained patient advocate will break down the ways that you can use your cancer experience to get involved. Learn about advocacy through legislation or research and discover how the patient voice can be the most significant contribution to moving science forward. Lunch provided.

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TGen Tour

At TGen, 445 North 5th Street, Phoenix 85004

Wednesday, May 3, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn from 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.

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Food as Medicine

Thursday, May 11, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Terri Taylor RD, CNSD, CSO Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition will talk about how the foods we eat can help with the management of side effects from cancer treatments. Learn how your nutrition choices can have a significant impact on your quality of life and health as a cancer survivor.

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Cancer and Cannabis

Thursday, May 11, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Mark K. Edwin, MD, Mayo Clinic shares information about the uses of medical marijuana for cancer-related side effects. Learn the pros and cons of using cannabis and how it can assist in relieving pain, easing anxiety, improving quality of sleep and preventing drastic weight loss, nausea and vomiting.

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Living Room Chat – Pancreatic Learn & Support Group

Saturday, May 13, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Daniel Rubin, ND, FABNO, Naturopathic Physician specializing in oncology joins the Pancreatic Learn and Support Group for an informal question and answer session. Please be prepared with questions you have. Open to family and friends.

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Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Clinical Trials

Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Michael Gordon, MD, Medical Oncologist, presents on the importance of research and how clinical trials work. Learn how to fully utilize the government’s clinical trial website, clarify confusing terminology and see what trials you might qualify for.

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Navigating a Lung Cancer Diagnosis: Mapping Your Personalized Journey

ARIZONA ONCOLOGY PARTNERED EDUCATION

Each month, CSCAZ and AZ Oncology have partnered to provide education on a variety of topics throughout the year. Refreshments provided.

Navigating a Lung Cancer Diagnosis: Mapping Your Personalized Journey

Thursday, April 27, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Hear from health care experts, inspirational advocates, and those living with this disease. Leading medical professionals will provide information about the latest in how personalized medicine and genetic testing can provide insight into the clinical and emotional impact of lung cancer, and more. Registration and dinner start at 5:30.

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Breast Cancer Update

ARIZONA ONCOLOGY PARTNERED EDUCATION

Each month, CSCAZ and AZ Oncology have partnered to provide education on a variety of topics throughout the year. Refreshments provided.

Breast Cancer Update

Thursday, May 4, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Tania E. Cortas, MD, Medical Oncologist, shares the latest in research, available treatment options and side effect management for anyone impacted by breast cancer.

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Living with Multiple Myeloma

ARIZONA ONCOLOGY PARTNERED EDUCATION

Each month, CSCAZ and AZ Oncology have partnered to provide education on a variety of topics throughout the year. Refreshments provided.

Living with Multiple Myeloma

Thursday, May 18, 10-11:30 am

Michelle Taylor, ANP-BC, Clinical Nurse Consultant, shares information on survivorship issues when diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, including but not limited to health promotion, screening, and nutrition.

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BANNER - UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER PHOENIX PARTNERED LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES

BANNER – UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER PHOENIX PARTNERED LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES

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.

April 10, 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Esophageal Cancer

  • Featuring Richard Perry, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
  • Located in Sandstone Conference Room, first floor
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May 12, 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Gynecological Cancers

  • Featuring Matthew Borst, MD, Director of Gynecological Oncology
  • Located in Surgery Classroom, first floor
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June 13, 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Strategies for Survivorship

  • Featuring Kris Cooper, PhD, Psychologist
  • Located in Sandstone Conference Room, first floor
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Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatment and Side Effects

WEST VALLEY EDUCATION

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatment and Side Effects

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

Thursday, May 18, 9:30 – 11:00 am

This workshop features ways to help manage the physical and psychological effects of cancer treatment. Complimentary copies of a booklet entitled Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Cancer Treatment will be provided. Speaker: Govardhanan Nagaiah, MD, MS, Medical Oncologist, Arizona Oncology.

To register for this program, please call Sun Health at (623) 207-1703

Acupuncture and Cancer Care

WEST VALLEY EDUCATION

Acupuncture and Cancer Care

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

Thursday, June 15, 9:30 – 11:00 am

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 and cancer treatment-related side effects such as pain, fatigue, insomnia and stress.

To register for this program, please call Sun Health at (623) 207-1703

 

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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Quick Healthy Cooking

Thursdays, April 27, May 25 and June 22, 2:00-3:30pm

This cooking demonstration will teach you how to pull together quick healthy meals while putting new science into practice. Includes recipes and food samples.

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Cooking for Health at Bellevue

At Bellevue Heights Church – 9440 West Hutton Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351

Tuesdays, April 18, May 16, and June 20, 10-11:30 am

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

Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer

At Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Betty’s Kitchen – 14719 West Grand Avenue

Surprise, AZ 85374

Fridays, April 7, 21, May 5,19, and June 2, 16, 10:00-11:00 am

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.

To register for this program, please call Sun Health at (623) 207-1703

Cooking for Health at Banner

At Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, 1111 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix

Mondays, April 24, May 22, and June 26, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: Prenatal Classroom, 3rd Floor. Use elevators off Main Entrance.

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.

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Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation

Thursday, April 6, May 4, and June 4, 1:30-2:30 pm

Jane Shallberg, MEd, MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist will teach about the history and uses of this simple, yet profound ancient healing practice. Experience the vibration of the bowls to calm the mind, relax the body, and renew the spirit. Includes demonstration and group experience.

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Clay Class

Mondays, April 10, 24, May 1, 15, and June 19, 10:30 am-12:15 pm

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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Peaceful Breath and Relaxation

Tuesdays, April 25, May 23, and June 27, 11:45 am-12:45 pm

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

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Drumming from the Heart

At Via Linda Senior Center -10440 East Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

2nd Mondays of the Month

April 10, May 8, and, June 12, 6:00-7:30 pm

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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Healthy Rhythm Drum Cycle

Thursday, April 13, 6-7:30 pm

Health Rhythm 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 a certified instructor.

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Wellness Wednesdays

At Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, 1111 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix

1st Wednesday of the month, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

April 5, May 3, and June 7

Location: Prenatal Classroom, 3rd Floor, use elevators off Main Entrance

This monthly series features creative ways to manage stress during and after cancer treatment. Join us for a fun, interactive activity and meet others on the journey. Open to family and friends.

April – Musical Instrument Making

May – Soul Collage

June – Stress Busters from Everyday Objects

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Tools for Healing

At Cancer Treatment Centers of America – 13470 West Auto Drive, Suite 150, Goodyear, AZ 85338

First Thursday of every month, April 6, May 4, June 1, 5:30 – 7 pm

Learn to manage your stress during and after cancer treatment in this interactive group. Each month participate in activities meant to reduce stress and meet others along the way. Open to family and friends.

Gentle Yoga

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

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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Tai Chi

Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

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

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Zumba® Gold

Mondays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

This class combines all elements of fitness with the fun of a dance environment.  All ability levels welcome to have fun and get fit.

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Strength and Balance Class

Every Wednesday, 11:00am – 12:00 pm, Starting January 11

Learn simple strength and balance exercises with appropriate modifications for anyone at any level in this class.

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Jin Shin Jyutsu®

Tuesdays, January 10, February 14, and March 14, 11:45 am-12:45 pm

Originating from Japan, Jin Shin Jyutsu® is the ancient art of harmonizing the body’s energetic system. Learn the practice of light touch to help open these blocked pathways and restore the body’s energy to a more harmonious state.

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LIVESTRONG™ at the YMCA

At Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA, 350 North 1st Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85003

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 am from June5 – August 23

Adult cancer survivors are invited to join this 12-week program to improve quality of life by increasing energy levels and self-esteem, building muscle mass and strength, and increasing flexibility and endurance. Develop an ongoing fitness plan to continue practicing a healthy lifestyle. Participants will receive a free Y membership for the duration of the program along with free parking. Medical clearance from physician is required before start of program.

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Look Good, Feel Better

Saturday, May 13, 10:00 am – 12:00pm

For women undergoing treatment, a professional cosmetologist assists participants with make-up application and how to wear scarves and wigs. A collaborative effort between American Cancer Society, Personal Care Product Counsel Foundation and the National Cosmetology Association.

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SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

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

Saturday, April 22, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A day of community and fun for all. Join us for family activities, live music, food trucks and more.

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Bunco

1st Tuesday of every month, April 4, May 2, June 6

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

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Bingo Night

1st Friday of every month, April 7, May 5, June 2, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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Walking Club

At Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA – 350 North 1st Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85003

2nd and 4th Fridays of every month, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Get up and get moving! Join our walking club for an hour of good exercise and great company! Please arrive a couple minutes early to start walking at 9 a.m. sharp! All paces welcome. In partnership with the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA. **All walkers will need to obtain a parking pass at the YMCA front desk prior to walking.

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Book Club

3rd Tuesday of every month, April 18, May 16, June 20, 12:00-1:30 pm

Bring a sack lunch and discuss our book of the month.

April – “The Truth According To Us” by Annie Barrows

May – “The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint” by Brady Udall

June – “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” by Laurie R. King

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Young Professional Group for Ages 25-40

Young Professional Group for Ages 25-40

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: Bowling

At Main Event Entertainment (10315 West McDowell Road, Avondale, AZ 85392)

Thursday, April 27, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Eat, Bowl and Play. Join us for night of fun and bowling. (Food on your own).

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  • Young Professional: Happy Hour Mixer

Thursday, May 2, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location TBD – Call us for details

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Community Coloring Club

3rd Wednesday of every month, April 19, May 17, and June 21, 1:30-3:00 pm

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

Just For Men: Diner Talk

At First Watch, 61 West Thomas Road, Phoenix

3rd Friday of every month, April 21, May 19, and June 16, 10:00-11:30 am

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

Taco Tuesday

Tuesday, May 30, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

It’s Taco Tuesday!! Come on down and get your “Taco” fix and meet new people.

Garden Tour

At Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Saturday, April 8th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore the Garden with an expert who will help you understand the extraordinary plants of the Sonoran Desert.

Flashlight Tour

At Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Saturday, June 3, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring a flashlight and join us for an evening of adventures! The self-paced stroll along the Garden’s trails to multiple discovery stations is perfect for families and children of all ages.

Coffee Talk with CSCAZ

At Benevilla – Sun City West, 13576 West Camino Del Sol, #22 Sun City West, AZ 85378

3rd Monday of every Month, April 17, May15, and June 19, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Join CSCAZ during this social time to meet other people in the community who are impacted by cancer.

YOUTH AND TEEN

For more information about our youth, teen and family program please contact Carrie Cantrell at (602) 712-1006 or by email. Our Teen Program is presented by The Bidstrup Foundation.
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Teen Events: For ages 13-21
  • Teen Cooking Class

Saturday, April 8, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Join us for an interactive cooking class where we will help create and then taste our own meal.

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  • Teen Mall Scavenger Hunt

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

Saturday, June 10, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Cool off while having fun searching through the mall for your clues.

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Family Services: For families with Children up to age 18
  • Family Connect

3rd Thursday of every month, April 20, May 18, June 15; 6:00 – 7:30 pm

A support program for families who are experiencing cancer with children ages 5-18. Dinner provided together from 6-6:30, then split into separate professionally facilitated support groups for parents, teens 13-18, and kids 5-12.

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  • Family Cupcake Wars

Saturday, May 13, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Bring your best ideas to create tasty cupcake creations with your family.

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  • Family Musical Instrument Making

Saturday, June 17, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Create your own musical instruments in this fun family group.

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EAST VALLEY

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

At Via Linda Senior Center -10440 East Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

2nd Mondays of the Month, April 10, May 8, and, June 12, 6:00-7:30 pm

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.

CLICK TO REGISTER
Garden Tour

At Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Saturday, April 8th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore the Garden with an expert who will help you understand the extraordinary plants of the Sonoran Desert.

CLICK TO REGISTER
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Flashlight Tour

At Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Saturday, June 3, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring a flashlight and join us for an evening of adventures! The self-paced stroll along the Garden’s trails to multiple discovery stations is perfect for families and children of all ages.

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 Bellevue

Bellevue Heights Church – 9440 West Hutton Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351

Tuesdays, April 18, May 16, and June 20, 10-11:30 am

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

Cancer Support Group at Benevilla

Benevilla – 13576 West Camino Del Sol, #22, Sun City West, AZ 85378

At Benevilla – Sun City West Location

1st Monday of the Month

April 3, May 2, and June 5, 9:30 – 11:00 am

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.

Coffee Talk with CSCAZ

At Benevilla – Sun City West Location

3rd Monday of the Month

April 17, May15, and June 19, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Join CSCAZ during this social time to meet other people in the community who are impacted by cancer.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America – 13470 West Auto Drive, Suite 150, Goodyear, AZ 85338

Tools for Healing

First Thursday of every month, April 6, May 4, June 1, 5:30 – 7 pm

Learn to manage your stress during and after cancer treatment in this interactive group. Each month participate in activities meant to reduce stress and meet others along the way. Open to family and friends.

Sun Health Locations 

To register for this program, please call Cancer Support Community Arizona at (602) 712-1006

Cancer Support Group at Grandview Terrace

At Grandview Terrace Rehabilitation Center – 14505 West Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375

3rd Tuesday of the Month

April 18, May 16 and June 20, 9:30 – 11:00 am

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.

 

To register for these programs, please call Sun Health at (623) 207-1703)

Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer

At Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Betty’s Kitchen – 14719 West Grand Avenue

Surprise, AZ 85374

Fridays, April 7, 21, May 5,19, and June 2, 16, 10:00-11:00 am

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.

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Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatment and Side Effects

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

Thursday, May 18, 9:30 – 11:00 am

This workshop features ways to help manage the physical and psychological effects of cancer treatment. Complimentary copies of a booklet entitled Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Cancer Treatment will be provided. Speaker: Govardhanan Nagaiah, MD, MS, Medical Oncologist, Arizona Oncology

Acupuncture and Cancer Care

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

Thursday, June 15, 9:30 – 11:00 am

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 and cancer treatment-related side effects such as pain, fatigue, insomnia and stress.

Wellness Wednesdays at Banner

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix 

Wellness Wednesdays

1st Wednesday of the month, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

April 5, May 3, and June 7

Location: Prenatal Classroom, 3rd Floor, use elevators off Main Entrance

This monthly series features creative ways to manage stress during and after cancer treatment. Join us for a fun, interactive activity and meet others on the journey. Open to family and friends.

  • April – Musical Instrument Making
  • May – Soul Collage
  • June – Stress Busters from Everyday Objects
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.

  • April 10, 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Esophageal Cancer
    • Featuring Richard Perry, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
    • Located in Sandstone Conference Room, first floor
  • May 12, 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Gynecological Cancers
  • Featuring Matthew Borst, MD, Director of Gynecological Oncology
    • Located in Surgery Classroom, first floor
  • June 13, 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Strategies for Survivorship
    • Featuring Kris Cooper, PhD, Psychologist
    • Located in Sandstone Conference Room, first floor
Cooking for Health at Bellevue

Mondays, April 24, May 22, and June 26, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: Prenatal Classroom, 3rd Floor. Use elevators off Main Entrance.

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.

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