Programs that meet your needs

Get support, tools and information to help you feel better.

Free for everyone

The generous support of our donors, sponsors and grantors means our programs are provided at no cost to you. 

For the whole you

We look beyond medical diagnosis to support your social, emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological needs.

Whatever you need

Whether you’re looking for counseling, nutrition, exercise, stress management, family support or information, there’s a program for you.

No matter how you’re affected

Whether you’ve been diagnosed, have a family member living with cancer or are a caregiver, you are welcome here.

Wherever you are

With locations across metro Chicago and online and on-demand programs, participation is not limited by where you live or where you’re receiving your medical care.

Led by experts

Our oncology experts, healthcare partners and professional volunteers lead evidence-based programs that are reliable, relatable and current.

Upcoming Special Program Events

Join us to discuss hot topics and hear from featured guests.

  • Kate Bowler – No Cure for Being Human
    Join us on April 14 for an insightful discussion with Kate Bowler, PhD, a New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and a professor at Duke University. With a sudden stage IV colon cancer diagnosis at the age of 35, Kate Bowler was left asking the question, how do you move forward with a life you didn’t choose?
  • Jodi-Ann Burey – What I Learned from Talking to People of Color About Cancer
    Join us on Thursday, February 24 for a conversation with sought-after speaker and writer, Jodi-Ann Burey. Jodi-Ann works at the intersections of race, culture, and health equity on a mission to disrupt “business as usual” to achieve social change. She is the creator and host of Black Cancer, a podcast about the nuances of the lives of people of color told through their cancer journeys. Jodi-Ann holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan. She prides herself on being a cool auntie, a twist-out queen, health advocate, adventurer and reluctant dog owner.

Types of programs

Information and Education

Access to current and reliable information on topics like new treatments, managing side effects, and coping with cancer can help you feel empowered and stay informed.

  • Feel empowered with reliable information
  • Learn about options
  • Gain new skills

We Offer

Top Doc Lectures, Classes, Workshops, Webinars and On-Demand Videos

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Healthy eating can increase energy and reduce cancer-related side effects.

  • Improve food choices
  • Discover new nutrient-dense foods and delicious recipes
  • Reduce side effects such as poor appetite, nausea, diarrhea/constipation

We Offer

Cooking Classes, Side Effect Management, Kitchen Skills, Individual Nutrition Consultations

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Exercise is safe and recommended before, during, and after cancer treatment. No experience is required.

  • Increase energy
  • Improve quality of life
  • Reduce side effects such as fatigue, neuropathy, lymphedema, osteoporosis and nausea

We Offer

Exercise, Yoga, Mind/Body Movement and Individual Consultations

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Stress Management

Experience relaxation and learn stress management techniques to relax your body, still your mind, engage your spirit and improve your quality of life.

  • Learn to manage stress
  • Improve coping skills
  • Increase your sense of well-being

We Offer

Meditation, Mindfulness, Expressive Arts, Distant Reiki and Healing Touch

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Child and Family

Our family programs give kids, teens, and parents a place to learn, express how they’re feeling and heal. Families of all traditions are welcome.

  • Navigate cancer together as individuals and families
  • Improve communication
  • Feel understood

We Offer

Kids and Teens Groups, Counseling for Children, Teens, Couples and Families, Fun Family Events

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Support Groups and Counseling

Connecting with others who understand what you’re going through is important, whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does.

  • Manage the emotions of the cancer journey
  • Share and connect with supportive peers
  • Improve health outcomes by reducing isolation

We Offer

Support Groups, Caregivers Groups, Diagnosis-Specific Networking, Individual Counseling, Bereavement

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Get the support you need today

Access a variety of no-cost exercise and nutrition classes, support groups and stress management techniques that can help you heal and complement your medical treatment.

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