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

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    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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    Nutrition

    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

    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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