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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

Sat Apr 19 @10:00AM - 11:30PM
Gentle Yoga
Mon Apr 21 @11:00AM - 12:30PM
Support Group (Patient)
Mon Apr 21 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Guided Meditation
Mon Apr 21 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM
Mon Apr 21 @ 5:00PM -
Walking for Wellness
Mon Apr 21 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Support Group (Bereavement)
Tue Apr 22 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Welcome to Wellness
Tue Apr 22 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Knitting Nirvana
Tue Apr 22 @ 5:30PM - 06:15PM
Dynamic Strength Training
Wed Apr 23 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Explore Journaling, Art and Poetry Wednesdays
Wed Apr 23 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Wed Apr 23 @ 1:30PM - 02:30PM
Mindfulness Practice Circle
Wed Apr 23 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Focus on Fun: Photographic Workshop – NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
Wed Apr 23 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM
Tai Chi
Wed Apr 23 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Support Group (Caregiver)
Wed Apr 23 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Children's Corner
Wed Apr 23 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Support Group (Patient)
Thu Apr 24 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Watercolor Painting
Thu Apr 24 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Explore Journaling, Art and Poetry Thursdays
Thu Apr 24 @12:30PM - 01:30PM
Qi Gong
Children's Cornerkids
Children and teens age 6 to 17 who have a special person in their life with cancer meet Wednesdays of each week from 6 to 7:30 pm. Children’s Corner helps kids cope with the fear and anxiety that a cancer diagnosis can bring. Activities include art, music, yoga, guided imagery and lots of fun! Call 626-796-1083.

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