THE UNDERAPPRECIATED ART OF SAYING “THANK YOU”

What has happened? In today’s fast-paced world, we urgently need connection, even the brief bond of two strangers meeting in civil discourse. Any of us who receives a sincere “thank you” knows and appreciates what it means.  Business people who deal with their Asian...

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Susie Woodbury Blog

Cancer Support Community Arizona is honored to share Susie’s story from caregiver-to-widow. The journey from diagnosis to survivorship and beyond can be filled with difficulty, frustration and pain, regardless of the stage of a cancer diagnosis. Caregivers are the...

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Love to Laugh? Have Pun! Just Do Wit! PART DEUX

Why did the matching gift program at the sushi restaurant fail?  It was fishy. Why are the Swiss such great donors? Don’t know, but their flag is a big plus. Why didn’t the Invisible Man donate? He just couldn’t see himself doing it. Why is Cinderella so bad at...

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Love to Laugh? Have Pun! Just Do Wit!

2. What do you get when you cross an Executive Director, a Director of Operations, and a Janitor? A situation that is not uncommon at most nonprofit organizations. 3. An Executive Director, a Development Director, and a board chair were adrift on a raft after their...

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Volunteering Can Lead to Love

A young couple celebrated their love in Madagascar on Valentine’s Day in 2015 on the world’s largest civilian hospital ship. Vanessa Thomson from Devon, UK, and Seth Schaben from Kansas, USA, fell in love while volunteering with international hospital-ship charity,...

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Inspirational Quotes About Volunteering and Giving Back

Inspirational Quotes About Volunteering and Giving Back 😊 “What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good” – Aristotle “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” - Muhammad Ali “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself...

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Mimando a Mamá

DIA DE SPA ¡Mayo es el mes que se celebra a todas las mamas! Nosotros apapachamos a nuestras mamas guerreras con un día de Spa para mujeres latinas. tuvimos un bar de uñas, maquilladoras y estilitas profesionales. Me gusta como me siento cuando vengo a estos eventos,...

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La Mujer Que Nunca Duerme

SOLO QUÍTAME EL PECHO Cuando la biopsia de María revelo que tenía cáncer de mama, ella no tuvo tiempo de pensar en la magnitud de su diagnóstico. Su doctor le explicó que necesitaría una cirugía, la cual la podría llevar a otra cirugía y luego a quimioterapias y...

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Enlist Your Dentist in Your Cancer Care Team

When going through cancer, we often don’t think of including our dental team. Cancer treatments and medications can complicate your oral health and overall recovery. Medications and radiation to your head and neck can damage your salivary glands causing less saliva...

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Leo Learns To Let Loose

Written by Leo Candelaria, Cancer Support Community Arizona PARTICIPANT AND MILITARY VETERAN When you walk in it feels like family. Nobody’s going to be judging me. It’s nice to talk to other people with a cancer story. As men, we put up this guard, that we are always...

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How Art Changes Your Brain

In July 2014, the Public Library of Science Journal pLoS-one, published evidence that creating art can: 1 Reduce negative emotional response 2 Trigger a relaxation response 3 Promote psychological resiliency 4 Enhance self-awareness 5 Help to develop personal...

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The Woman Who Never Sleeps

JUST TAKE MY ENTIRE BREAST! When Maria’s biopsy revealed she had breast cancer, she didn’t have time to think about the magnitude of her diagnosis. Her doctor explained she needed surgery, likely followed by rounds of chemo and radiation. All Maria could think about...

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Nine Ways Nonprofits Can Increase Community Engagement

As a nonprofit organization, it is important to be engaged and relevant to the community that you are located in. By becoming an active member in the local area, not only can you increase the recognition of your organization, but you can also meet the people that make...

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Cancer Support Community Expands to Northern Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Debbie DiCarlo (602) 293-6898 DDicarlo@cscaz.org Cancer Support Community Expands to Northern Arizona Sandi Ernst Perez Tapped to Lead Efforts in Greater Flagstaff Area   FLAGSTAFF, AZ (May 1, 2019) Cancer Support Community Arizona...

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Partner Spotlight: BHHS Legacy Foundation

The BHHS Legacy Foundation’s sustained investment in Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ) is helping us to enhance our presence in the Phoenix-Metro West Valley to offer our free evidence-based emotional, nutritional, social, and educational programs to anyone...

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Did you Know?

Volunteering makes you feel as if you have more time? Yes, it’s true. Just like donating money makes you feel wealthier. Cassie Mogilner, professor at Wharton states: “The results show that giving your time to others can make you feel more ‘time affluent’ and less...

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Trivia Night to Benefit Cancer Patients Sold Out on March 16

Cancer patients and community leaders raise funds at Arizona largest trivia night! PHOENIX, AZ (March 1, 2019) Cancer Support Community Arizona, the only organization in the state that provides year-round emotional nutritional, and educational support for anyone...

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Caramelized Cauliflower Soup

Eating healthy doesn't need to be boring! Check out this DELICIOUS Caramelized Cauliflower Soup recipe from our Cooking For Cancer Class!   Caramelized Cauliflower Soup Ingredients 1 head cauliflower (about 3 lbs), cut into florets 1 large shallot, chopped, 1...

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Pistou Soup Recipe

We are OBSESSED with this delicious soup recipe from our Cooking for Cancer Class this morning! Check out the recipe!   Pistou (Makes 6 servings) Ingredients 1 cup diced onion 1 leek, white part only, sliced 1 Tbsp butter 1 cup green beans, cut into 1/2 inch...

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Board Member Spotlight: Mary Ann Luciano

Recently, Cancer Support Community Arizona Board of Directors Mary Ann Luciano, Vice President of Ambassador Education with Plexus Worldwide sat down with Plexus Connect to talk about her experience serving and supporting our critical and powerful organization and...

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Intrinsic Benefits of Volunteering

Many different people from all walks of life from all over the country volunteer at all different kinds of organizations. Whether it’s human rights or animals or the environment or disease, maybe it’s disenfranchised youth or domestic violence, we all have our...

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Phoenix Suns Commitment to Cancer Support Community Arizona

Thursday, December 27, 2018 Mayor Williams and Members of the Phoenix City Council: The BIG Gorilla is always at home when visiting CSCAZ. Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ) opened its doors to cancer patients and their loved ones in March 1999, ensuring that...

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Fred’s Story

My name is Fred Marrero, I am a throat and tongue cancer survivor, and this is my story:  For 3-weeks, I experienced pain swallowing and my voice was hoarse. When the pain became unbearable, I drove myself to the ER in Los Angeles (I was living in Pasadena).  A...

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