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Cancer Support Indy ensures that no one faces cancer alone

Posted by: Cancer Support Community Central Indiana
Posted: May 7, 2019
Categories: Lifestyle & Wellness, Community Partners

Cancer Support Community Central Indiana exists so that no one faces cancer alone. For more than 23 years now, we have led the charge in Indiana to build a vibrant community of cancer survivors and their loved ones. We focus on providing psychosocial support to complement medical treatments in order to nurture every part of a patient as they learn, grow, and recover. It is our goal, at Cancer Support Community, to make sure cancer patients do not have to go it alone.

At Cancer Support Community, we focus on five pillars of cancer survivorship programming: wellness, education, social, psychosocial, and information, assistance, and referral. Our wellness programs, such as yoga and Cooking for Wellness, are designed to strengthen both the body and mind over the course of the cancer journey.

Our education programs aim to empower those impacted by cancer with the knowledge necessary to take an active role in their fight for recovery. Education programs have included Cancer 101, the Frankly Speaking About Cancer series, Ask a Lawyer: Disability 101, and Handling the Holidays.

Our social programs to provide opportunities for participants to connect with others. Being able to connect with someone who truly understand the fear and challenges of a cancer diagnosis is vital to strengthening and sustaining cancer patients on their journey.

Our groups and events give participants the support they need to confront cancer. We offer support groups and individual counseling to patients, family members, and even children. In group, members often find support and hope from other group members.

Our final pillar of support, information, assistance, and referral gives us the opportunity to support those looking for resources we cannot provide with the contact for those who can.

Our programs are provided free of charge to all people, patients and loved ones alike, that are impacted by a cancer diagnosis. At Cancer Support Community, you are more than your cancer. You are a member of a diverse and welcoming community of people who understand what you are going through. You are you at your very best.

Laughing Matters, Cancer Support Community Central Indiana’s annual signature fundraiser, was a resounding success this past April. We want to extend our gratitude and thanks to all our sponsors and everyone that was in attendance to see Nick Offerman’s sold out show at the Old National Centre.

Due to the unbelievable generosity of our supporters, we were able to raise a record shattering $460,000 to support our FREE programs of support, education, and hope for those impacted by a cancer diagnosis in central Indiana.

We are looking forward to Laughing Matters 2020, our 20th anniversary of our signature event, on Saturday, April 25, 2020. So please mark your calendars to join us, for what will surely be a night to remember! Together, we can ensure no one faces cancer alone in central Indiana.

Head to our website for more information about our programs, events, or to donate. On the website there is a calendar for all of our hospital locations with times of programs as well as more ways for you to get involved.

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