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“I stood there and cried.”


At just 30 years old, Chrystle received a phone call telling her she had breast cancer. The news shocked her. After all, there was no history of cancer in her family. She had a clear path for her future that included continuing her overseas teaching assignment – not
returning to Southern California for surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.


Like Chrystle, every person who receives a cancer diagnosis must deal with a new and frightening reality. The questions seem overwhelming … Why? How? When?


But fortunately, there is an answer to the question “What now?” That’s because every person who walks through the door at Cancer Support Community Pasadena receives assistance through our support groups, educational workshops and healthy lifestyle
classes, offered online and in-person.


Whether a person has just received a cancer diagnosis, is supporting a family member or friend on his or her cancer journey, is a child or teen struggling to understand a parent’s cancer, or is grieving the loss of someone to this insidious disease, we stand ready to provide support.


As one of our very special friends, you know that – because of the generosity of our donors – every single class, group and program we offer is free.

I can promise you that every support group we will offer in 2022 will be a place of hope and help for people on the cancer journey. Your gift today will have an impact for an entire year – and provide support when it is most needed. And remember – the first $20,000 we receive will be doubled, so please give today.

Thank you.