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S. Mark Taper Foundation
For approving a $25,000 grant
In support of Children’s Corner,
a program that provides emotional support for children whose parents or guardians have been diagnosed with cancer.

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Vicki Laidig McCuish tells her story of cancer and  CSC Pasadena Play Video >

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CSC Pasadena is headquartered in Pasadena and serves the downtown area, including the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valley regions via four different off-site locations. If you are interested in another  Southern CA affiliate closer to your home click on the appropriate area below.
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This week

Mon Nov 30 @11:00AM - 12:30PM
Support Group (Patient)
Mon Nov 30 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Guided Meditation
Mon Nov 30 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM
Mon Nov 30 @ 5:00PM -
Walking for Wellness
Mon Nov 30 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Survivorship Group
Mon Nov 30 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Support Group (Bereavement)
Tue Dec 01 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Tue Dec 01 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Pilates at Noon
Tue Dec 01 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Quiet the Mind Meditation
Tue Dec 01 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM
Tue Dec 01 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Knitting Nirvana
Tue Dec 01 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Depression & Anxiety in Families Affected by Cancer: When Medication & Therapy Can Help
Wed Dec 02 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Journaling towards Recovery
Wed Dec 02 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Focus on Fun: Photographic Workshop
Wed Dec 02 @ 5:00PM -
Walking for Wellness
Wed Dec 02 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM
Tai Chi
Wed Dec 02 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Children's Corner
Wed Dec 02 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Support Group (Caregiver)
Wed Dec 02 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Support Group (Patient)
Thu Dec 03 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Support Group (Patient)

CSCP - Countdown to ‪#‎GivingTuesday. ONLY ONE WEEK TO GO!

Hello Friends of Cancer Support Community Pasadena,
Giving Tuesday is just one week away! On December 1, people are encouraged to support the nonprofit organizations that are close to their hearts.
Gifts made on December 1st to CSCP will be matched up to $2500! Our goal is to raise $5,000 on Giving Tuesday. Will you help us by making a gift on Giving Tuesday? You’ll double your gift!
Check out CSCP’s donation page at  
We provide 80 programs a month, free of charge, to 1000 cancer patients and their families each year.

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Thank you for your giving heart.


"CSCP is moving! After almost 25 years at our current location, CSCP is moving to a new office and program space at the Pasadena Humane Society's state of the art facility. We are excited about the opportunities to expand our programs and serve more participants, families and caregivers. CSCP anticipates moving in early 2016 and is seeking donations to finance our tenant improvements and moving expenses. For more information on our new space and how you can help, click here. To see the floor plan, click here. Thank you."

Welcome to CSC Pasadena
Founded in 1982, Cancer Support Community (CSC) is an international non-profit organization providing free support, cancer education and hope. Cancer Support Community Pasadena (CSCP) is one of 24 chapters in the U.S. based on the core philosophy of the Patient Active Concept: “… someone who sees him or herself as Patient Active becomes part of the fight for recovery” and benefits through their participation and increased knowledge. How you participate, connect with and educate yourself is up to you - be it online, a class, a weekly group – or a combination. Learn More>
Welcome Support Education Mind & Body
Orientation is for anyone interested in joining a support group.  These informal drop-in sessions are held every week in Pasadena. Support groups are offered for people with cancer and for their loved ones. These drop-in and on-going groups are facilitated by a licensed therapist. Learn about cancer, medical updates, nutrition, legal issues and other topics that can empower cancer patients and their families. Classes to reduce stress,support and strengthen the immune system while
improving your quality of life.

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365 Campus Dr. Arcadia CA 91007
Mandarin Cancer Patient Support Group
Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
beginning October 7, 2015
星期三, 下午 2:30 - 4:00 從 2015 年 10月 7
English Cancer Patient Support Group
Tuesdays, 11:30 – 1:00 pm
beginning October 6, 2015
No pre-registration required for Arcadia Groups.

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Wednesdays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
This group will introduce the principles of Mindfulness for Health and offer both silent and guided meditation exercises and encourage group discussion to encourage participants to deepen their awareness.  Class is open to anyone who would like to participate.  No prior meditation experience needed.
heart icon 25feldenkrais logoFeldenkrais
Mondays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
"The Feldenkrais (FEL den krice) Method® is a remarkable muscular-skeletal reeducation that reduces or eliminates pain while creating a vibrant awareness of effective, pleasurable movement, sensing and thinking in our everyday lives.  The method uses gentle, highly precise movement explorations to cultivate this awareness, evoking these beneficial changes by accessing and harnessing the extraordinary repatterning power of the human central nervous system.
    These classes are enjoyable and potent!  They empower students by offering a new awareness of options for reducing or eliminating pain while increasing fluency and fluidity in everyday movements.  These benefits extend to a general sense of well-being, increased vitality in sensing and feeling, and an appreciation of individual strategies for learning and thinking."
Free Classes at CSCP in 2014

Walking for Wellness at the Rose Bowl
Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at 6:00 pm.
Join Linda Blumenthal and Holly Rundberg and walk for good health. Call 626-796-1083 for further information about this group.
Children's Cornerkids
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm For children and teens, ages 5 to 17 who have a parent or other loved one with, or recently deceased from cancer. Support Group 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Social Activites all other Wednesdays. Registration required; Call Laura Wending at 626-796-1083. .
edu icon 25 Explore Journaling, Art and Poetryraw art journaling
 Wed., 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Thur., 12:00pm - 2:00pm  Check weekly calendar for dates. Theresa Cianci, writer, artist and poet, will help you relax while learning therapeutic values of expressing your emotions and develop inner strength toward healing.
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Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm
For those who enjoy making, watching and playing with images. One does not need to own a camera to participate.
heart icon 25 Zumba for Fitnesszumba
Zumba is not a dance class, it’s a party! Feel the music, have fun, energize yourself.  Let us help you to feel empowered. Classes are free to CSCP Members. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 am Dione Anderton, Licensed Instructor

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CSCP is a “Fragrance Free Zone”.  Cancer treatment can make individuals hypersensitive to smells and fragrances.  Please limit use of products with strong scents while attending our programs.

Volunteer Spotlight

  • Volunteer Spotlight
    On April 1, 1996 Brandon Flowers, co-owner of The Dynamic Advantage in Eagle Rock and a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer, began teaching a class he called Dynamic Strength Training (DST) at what was then The Wellness Community-Foothills.  The class was geared to helping people with cancer maintain or regain their strength and fitness. In the fall of that year he brought his business partner, Rick Caputo, also a certified personal trainer, to TWC and they have been...
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Are you Experiencing Breakthrough Pain?
Breaking Through: Voices of Breakthrough Pain in Cancer Patients TM (a project of Archimedes Pharma with the support of the Cancer Support Community)
wants to hear your opinion. Many people with cancer and cancer survivors who experience constant, background pain also experience episodes of sudden, severe pain that can occur without any apparent reason. Below is a link to a survey that will take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. Your response to this survey will help in the development of educational programs that patients and oncologists will use to discuss and treat breakthrough pain. Make Your Voice Heard. Take the survey at: Participation is entirely voluntary; your answers will be strictly confidential.


Dear Participants:

As a breast cancer survivor, you know that breast cancer is more than just treating the tumor, there are often emotional and social challenges to overcome as well. In fact, a recent survey showed that four out of five women experience distress due to a breast cancer diagnosis. The Wellness Community - Foothills recognizes that women who have faced breast cancer are more than patients, more than survivors and more than their breast cancer.


Craig's Story

On June 5, 2008, I was diagnosed with GE junction (gastro-esophageal) cancer. After choosing City of Hope for my treatments, I began a grueling chemotherapy, which then segued to a 9-hour surgical procedure. Despite all the chemo, the cancer was at Stage 4, and, following surgery I began a five week, five day a week radiation therapy, followed up by another three month return excursion into chemotherapy. I ended treatments in April 2009.
Most of you who are reading this are well aware of what I went through, and your love and support has meant the world to me. Following my diagnosis, a friend and cancer survivor put me in touch with the Pasadena chapter of The Cancer Support Community, or CSC-P.
Learn more.

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CSC Patient Active Concept

At the center of CSC's program philosophy is the Patient Active Concept. CSC’s founder Dr. Benjamin was right when he said, "People with cancer who participate in their fight for recovery from cancer will improve the quality of their life and may enhance the possibility of their recovery."  Learn More

Evidenced-Based Research

Evidence-based research conducted by CSC and in collaboration with other institutions demonstrates that the support and education provided by CSC is enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. Learn More