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Classes and Support Groups

Cancer can be difficult in many ways, and the journey can feel isolating at times. Oregon Cancer Foundation offers support groups and classes that provide patients the opportunity to share personal experiences, learn coping strategies and navigate cancer during and after treatment.

COVID-19 UPDATE: ALL OCF Support Groups have moved to a virtual format. Please visit our EVENTS page for links to each meeting. 

WEEKLY MEETINGS


NEW! Cancer Connections – Pop Up Meetings
Tuesdays 9:00-9:30am & 12:00-12:30p
Thursdays 9:00-9:30am & 12:00-12:30pm
*These meetings are for anyone diagnosed with cancer at any stage of their journey.

MONTHLY MEETINGS


Coffee, Tea & Cancer Support Group
2nd Monday of every month 6:30-8:00 pm
2nd Thursday of every month 9:30-10:30 am
*This group is for anyone diagnosed with cancer at any stage of their journey.

Breast Cancer Support Group
2nd Wednesday of every month 6:00-7:30 pm
*This group is for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer at any stage of their journey.

SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – Warrior Within Class 
2nd Wednesday of every month 10:00-11:30 am
Registration is required and space is limited. Please call Oregon Cancer Foundation to reserve your seat.

For more information or questions, email info@oregoncancerfoundation.org or call 541-632-3654.

Series on Surviving Cancer

I finished treatment. Now what?

When cancer treatment ends, a new chapter of life begins. Our eight-week survivorship series will provide the information and support you need to manage the challenges that arise after cancer treatment.

Over the course of 8 evening sessions, we will feature a variety of topics including:

  • Understanding how relationships are impacted while on the cancer journey
  • Learning how to eat and exercise to help stay healthy and reduce the risk of recurrence
  • Managing anxiety about cancer returning, sadness, depression and other emotions
  • Exploring mindfulness, meditation, spirituality and other forms of self-care and healing
  • Discussing cognitive and behavioral strategies to increase well-being and resiliency
  • Learning about integrative care and alternative healing methods. Such as naturopathy, acupuncture, massage and other complementary approaches and how they can improve your cancer journey

Series facilitators and presenters
Sarah Jane Peterson, LCSW, of Cascade Health Solutions and Katie Burke, of Oregon Cancer Foundation will facilitate each session. Presenter will be experts on the topics and will include Willamette Valley Cancer Institute physicians and staff, as well as other professionals from the community. Click here for a sample list of topics and presenters.

Still in treatment?
Sign up for an upcoming series or contact us for more information.

WHAT: An eight-week series for cancer survivors that explores issues arising after treatment ends.

WHEN: Spring 2020- CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19

COST: Free but registration is required

REGISTER: Katie Burke at 541-632-3654 or katie@oregoncancerfoundation.org

Financial Assistance

A cancer diagnosis can send a family’s finances into a tailspin. Sometimes all that is needed is a small amount of money before other resources kick in or before lifestyle changes can be made. The foundation provides these stopgap funds, so no patient has to choose between basic needs and optimal cancer treatment.

To find out more about our Financial Assistance Program, please call 541-632-3654.

Financial Assistance

NOURISH: FOOD FOR LIFE

In partnership with Positive Community Kitchen, the Oregon Cancer Foundation offers monthly classes on healthy eating and nutrition for local cancer patients, survivors and their families.

Each month will include a cooking demonstration and tasting using seasonal, healthy ingredients. Learn how to prepare delicious, healthy meals without breaking the bank. See our calendar for upcoming dates and times. View recipes from past classes here.

Positive Community Kitchen
See this Month’s Recipe
NOURISH: FOOD FOR LIFE

In partnership with Positive Community Kitchen, the Oregon Cancer Foundation offers monthly classes on healthy eating and nutrition for local cancer patients, survivors and their families.

Each month will include a cooking demonstration and tasting using seasonal, healthy ingredients. Learn how to prepare delicious, healthy meals without breaking the bank. See our calendar for upcoming dates and times. View recipes from past classes here.

Positive Community Kitchen
See this Month’s Recipe
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