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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 & Classes have moved to a virtual format. Please visit our EVENTS page for links to each meeting. 

Newcomer Orientation Class

Oregon Cancer Foundation’s Newcomer Orientation Class offers an introduction to OCF services available to cancer patients in Lane County. OCF staff will provide a 30 minute overview of the services our organization provides, including support groups, educational classes, and assistance programs, and will be available after the presentation to answer questions you might have about our organization. Classes meet remotely via Zoom meeting. To sign up for an upcoming class, click HERE. Please note that caregivers and welcome and encouraged to attend.

Warrior Within: Makeup Application Class 
Warrior Within is a monthly makeup application class designed to help local cancer patients look and feel better. Learn tips and tricks for your new look, including how to enhance facial features and focus on eyebrow placement.

When: 1st Thursday of the month 10:00-11:00 am
Registration is required and space is limited. Visit our Calendar to register for an upcoming class.

MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS

Support groups provide a safe environment to freely express thoughts and emotions. Participants can drop in to share their fears, concerns, hopes and frustrations with others who understand. Support groups meet at the Oregon Cancer Foundation.* Currently, we offer the following support groups:

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


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.

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 seven-week survivorship series will provide the information and support you need to manage the challenges that arise after cancer treatment.

Over the course of 7 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 facilitator and presenters
Katie Burke, of Oregon Cancer Foundation will facilitate each session. Presenters will be experts on the topics presented and may include local physicians and other medical staff, as well as other professionals from the community. 

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

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

WHEN: Spring 2021 (Apr 13-May 25) Format TBD

COST: Free, but registration is required. Register Here

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

Financial Assistance

During cancer treatment, finances can be difficult to manage with unexpected expenses and lost work time. Small amounts of financial assistance, delivered quickly, can make a big difference. The foundation provides these stopgap funds, so no patient has to choose between basic needs and optimal cancer treatment.

Applying for financial assistance through the Oregon Cancer Foundation is simple, confidential and fast. Most applications can be processed within one week.

Examples of what funds can cover:

  • Durable medical equipment
  • Groceries
  • Hotel Stays
  • Rent/Mortgage
  • Prescriptions not covered by insurance
  • Transportation costs
  • Utility bills

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

Financial Assistance

BELIEVE BOUTIQUE

Our Believe Boutique carries complimentary wigs, hats, scarves, and other accessories for cancer patients actively undergoing treatment. A trained volunteer is available to assist with selection and styling. Fittings are by appointment only.

BELIEVE BOUTIQUE

Our Believe Boutique carries complimentary wigs, hats, scarves, and other accessories for cancer patients actively undergoing treatment. A trained volunteer is available to assist with selection and styling. Fittings are by appointment only.

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