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to the
S. Mark Taper Foundation
For approving a $25,000 grant
In support of Children’s Corner,
a program that provides emotional support for children whose parents or guardians have been diagnosed with cancer.

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Vicki Laidig McCuish tells her story of cancer and  CSC Pasadena Play Video >

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This week

Fri Nov 27
Fri Nov 27 @ 5:00PM -
Walking for Wellness
Mon Nov 30 @11:00AM - 12:30PM
Support Group (Patient)
Mon Nov 30 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Guided Meditation
Mon Nov 30 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM
Mon Nov 30 @ 5:00PM -
Walking for Wellness
Mon Nov 30 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Survivorship Group
Mon Nov 30 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Support Group (Bereavement)
Tue Dec 01 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Tue Dec 01 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Pilates at Noon
Tue Dec 01 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Quiet the Mind Meditation
Tue Dec 01 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM
Tue Dec 01 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Knitting Nirvana
Tue Dec 01 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Depression & Anxiety in Families Affected by Cancer: When Medication & Therapy Can Help
Wed Dec 02 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Journaling towards Recovery
Wed Dec 02 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Focus on Fun: Photographic Workshop
Wed Dec 02 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM
Tai Chi
Wed Dec 02 @ 5:00PM -
Walking for Wellness
Wed Dec 02 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Children's Corner
Wed Dec 02 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Support Group (Caregiver)
Children's Cornerkids
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm For children and teens, ages 5 to 17 who have a parent or other loved one with, or recently deceased from cancer. Support Group 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Social Activites all other Wednesdays. Registration required; Call Laura Wending at 626-796-1083. .

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CSCP is a “Fragrance Free Zone”.  Cancer treatment can make individuals hypersensitive to smells and fragrances.  Please limit use of products with strong scents while attending our programs.

Volunteer Spotlight

  • Volunteer Spotlight
    On April 1, 1996 Brandon Flowers, co-owner of The Dynamic Advantage in Eagle Rock and a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer, began teaching a class he called Dynamic Strength Training (DST) at what was then The Wellness Community-Foothills.  The class was geared to helping people with cancer maintain or regain their strength and fitness. In the fall of that year he brought his business partner, Rick Caputo, also a certified personal trainer, to TWC and they have been...
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Are you Experiencing Breakthrough Pain?
Breaking Through: Voices of Breakthrough Pain in Cancer Patients TM (a project of Archimedes Pharma with the support of the Cancer Support Community)
wants to hear your opinion. Many people with cancer and cancer survivors who experience constant, background pain also experience episodes of sudden, severe pain that can occur without any apparent reason. Below is a link to a survey that will take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. Your response to this survey will help in the development of educational programs that patients and oncologists will use to discuss and treat breakthrough pain. Make Your Voice Heard. Take the survey at: Participation is entirely voluntary; your answers will be strictly confidential.


Dear Participants:

As a breast cancer survivor, you know that breast cancer is more than just treating the tumor, there are often emotional and social challenges to overcome as well. In fact, a recent survey showed that four out of five women experience distress due to a breast cancer diagnosis. The Wellness Community - Foothills recognizes that women who have faced breast cancer are more than patients, more than survivors and more than their breast cancer.


Craig's Story

On June 5, 2008, I was diagnosed with GE junction (gastro-esophageal) cancer. After choosing City of Hope for my treatments, I began a grueling chemotherapy, which then segued to a 9-hour surgical procedure. Despite all the chemo, the cancer was at Stage 4, and, following surgery I began a five week, five day a week radiation therapy, followed up by another three month return excursion into chemotherapy. I ended treatments in April 2009.
Most of you who are reading this are well aware of what I went through, and your love and support has meant the world to me. Following my diagnosis, a friend and cancer survivor put me in touch with the Pasadena chapter of The Cancer Support Community, or CSC-P.
Learn more.

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CSC Patient Active Concept

At the center of CSC's program philosophy is the Patient Active Concept. CSC’s founder Dr. Benjamin was right when he said, "People with cancer who participate in their fight for recovery from cancer will improve the quality of their life and may enhance the possibility of their recovery."  Learn More

Evidenced-Based Research

Evidence-based research conducted by CSC and in collaboration with other institutions demonstrates that the support and education provided by CSC is enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. Learn More