Top oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, and other medical specialists give presentations designed specifically for people with cancer and their loved ones

Educational Workshops

Cancer Prevention and Screening

Tuesday

January 31

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Virtual

Join Dr. Nancy Ekeke, internal medicine specialist and immunologist, for this presentation on cancer prevention and screening. Dr. Ekeke will cover proactive lifestyle choices and medical interventions that may aid in the prevention and early detection of a cancer diagnosis. This will be an interactive workshop with an opportunity for Q&A. 

What to Expect When You're
Expecting Palliative Care

Tuesday

February 1

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Virtual

Palliative care can help patients gain the strength to carry on with daily life, improve their ability to tolerate medical treatments and better understand their choices for care. Join Dr. Marwa Kilani, Medical Director of Palliative Care at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, for a presentation on what palliative care is, how it differs from hospice care, and what to expect from palliative care services.

Mindful Compassion Series

Fridays

February 4, 11, 18 & 25

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Virtual

Facilitated by Heather Gross, MS CCC-SLP, RYT, a holistic voice therapist and mental health informed registered yoga and mindfulness teacher. This 4-week series will focus on the practice of self-compassion and loving kindness, which has been shown to increase resilience, sense of purpose, contentment, and overall health and well-being. This series will incorporate gentle, mindful movement, guided meditation, and mindfulness coaching in a supportive environment. 

An Update on End of Life Choices in 2022

Tuesday

February 8

6:00 – 7:00 pm

In-Person & Virtual

Karen Morin, RN, will offer a review of end of life options available in California and provide information on a new law taking effect in January 2022 that will impact end of life options. This workshop will provide an overview of what you and your loved ones should know about end of life options, advance directives, and getting what you want and need from physicians and family.

Beginning Bead Weaving

Tuesday

February 22

1:00 – 5:00 pm
In-Person

Come and learn the technique of bead weaving, the art of creating jewelry using a needle and thread, from Mary Holley. Bring your reading glasses and some patience to create a beautiful piece of jewelry. Pre-register as class size is limited. Please contact the office to join the waitlist if registration is full.

Balancing Work and Cancer

Tuesday

February 22

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Virtual

Working after a cancer diagnosis can come with many unexpected challenges. These challenges include disclosure in the workplace, taking time off from work, or returning to work after treatment, to name a few. Join Nicole Jarvis, LCSW and Senior Manager of Programs at Cancer and Careers, to learn about some of the ways to manage working during, or after, treatment. 

Colorectal Cancer Workshop

Tuesday

March 1

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Virtual

Join Dr. Howard Kaufman, colorectal surgeon at Huntington Hospital, for this interactive workshop on colorectal cancer. Dr. Kaufman will discuss screening practices, treatment options, and health monitoring for the disease. There will be an opportunity for Q&A throughout the workshop.

Eat to Live Well 3-Part Series

Wednesdays

March 2, 9 & 15

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Virtual

Let’s Zoom together for this three part fun and informative nutritional food workshop with Pam Braun, author of The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook. Pam will be covering important food topics like what to eat, what not to eat, how to shop, what to cook and how to cook it; all focused on avoiding cancer or a recurrence. She will also cover how to eat out healthfully whether at a restaurant on getting takeout. Pam, a former chef and restaurant owner, was diagnosed in 2004 at the age of 52 with a 15% chance of survival and a 75% chance of recurrence. Her fierce determination to do all she could through her cancer journey through the present, in conjunction with traditional medical treatment, compelled her to begin researching the science of food and its relationship to cancer.

Sensual Embodied Flow Movement

Tuesday

March 22

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Virtual

Join Viki Brown, Certified Life Coach and Embodied Movement Teacher, for this virtual class focusing on the journey of being at home and at peace in your body using sensual, embodied movement. This class is aimed to help you to tune into all of your senses while gaining flexibility and building strength. Women of all fitness levels are welcome.

For this virtual class, these optional items may enhance your senses and your movement experience: mat, soft blanket/pillow, candle, phone or speaker to play music, a quiet space with enough room to move around.

Getting Financially Fit

Tuesday

March 29

6:00 – 7:00 pm

In-Person & Virtual

Join Aram Schotts, CFP, Gamble Jones Investment Counsel, for an informative presentation on taking charge of your financial health. He will discuss the financial planning process, how to build habits to improve your financial health, and the many tools available for helping you reach your goals. This will be an interactive workshop with plenty of time for Q&A! 

Turning Pain into Art: Writing Workshop

Tuesday

April 19

5:30 – 6:30 pm

In-Person

If you’ve been wanting to write about your cancer journey, but have not known how to start, here's the place. Join Holly Sidell as she utilizes prompts to guide you in this healing writing workshop, and explore what creativity is waiting to flow out of you. This is an in-person program. 

Caregiver Rights

Tuesday

April 26

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Virtual

Being a caregiver can be challenging, often including coordinating care, talking to doctors and providing physical, emotional and spiritual support. Join Cancer Legal Resource Center Co-Director, Shelly Rosenfeld, Esq., for this educational workshop for more information on the legal rights of caregivers, as well as other caregiver resources.

Frankly Speaking about
Metastatic Breast Cancer

Tuesday

May 10

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Virtual

Join oncologist Dr. Tina Wang from City of Hope for this workshop offering information on the latest treatments for metastatic breast cancer. In addition to learning about treatment options and side effect management, patients and their loved ones will also learn about ways to cope with the social and emotional challenges of this diagnosis.

A Night of Music

Monday

June 6

6:00 – 7:00 pm

In-Person & Virtual

Join musicians from Los Angeles College of Music for a performance of folk classics and original music. This will be a hybrid event, welcoming in-person and virtual attendees. Light snacks will be served.