Our Programs

The Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia offers more than 150 programs each month — all provided free of charge — for men, women, and children whose lives have been affected by cancer. Our main categories of offerings (and some example programs from each) are listed below. Please see our program calendar for a complete list of our programs this month.

Support and Networking Groups

Support and Networking Groups allow our members to meet others with similar diagnoses and experiences. These groups offer the chance to share stories, connect with others and obtain resources specific to their cancer diagnoses and experiences.

Examples of Support and Networking Groups:

Living with Cancer Support Group

Includes individuals currently in treatment through 18 months post-treatment. To join, schedule a New Member Meeting.

Living After Cancer Support

Includes individuals more than 18 months post treatments. To join, schedule a New Member Meeting.

Friends & Family Networking Group

Includes friends & family members of individuals in treatment, looking to share resources and support

Bereavement Networking Group

Includes individuals who have lost a loved one (spouse, family, friend) to cancer. To join, schedule a New Member Meeting.

Colorectal Cancer Networking Group

Includes individuals with first-hand knowledge of a colorectal cancer diagnosis. Friends & family members welcome.

Ovarian Cancer Networking Group

Includes individuals with first-hand knowledge of a Ovarian cancer diagnosis. Friends & family members welcome.

Gynecological Cancer Networking Group

Includes individuals with first-hand knowledge of a gynecological cancer diagnosis. Friends & family members welcome.

Brain Cancer Networking Group

Includes individuals with first-hand knowledge of a brain cancer diagnosis. Friends & family members welcome.

Breast Cancer Networking Group

Includes individuals with first-hand knowledge of a breast cancer diagnosis. Friends & family members welcome.

Blood Cancer Networking Group

Includes individuals with first-hand knowledge of a blood cancer diagnosis. Friends & family members welcome.

Prostate Cancer Networking Group

Includes individuals with first-hand knowledge of a prostate cancer diagnosis. Friends & family members welcome.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Networking Group

Includes individuals with first-hand knowledge of a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. Friends & family members welcome.

Pancreatic Cancer Networking Group

Includes individuals with first-hand knowledge of a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Friends & family members welcome.

Our Lectures and Workshops

Support and Networking Groups allow our members to meet others with similar diagnoses and experiences. These groups offer the chance to share stories, connect with others and obtain resources specific to their cancer diagnoses and experiences.

Examples of our lectures and workshops:

Physical Therapy Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment
Managing Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Nutritional Programs

Nutritional Programs are often taught by volunteers or professionals who have a passion for nutrition and cooking and hope to offer their wealth of knowledge to our members who are looking for different dietary options or even simple ideas for foods before, during, and after their cancer journey.

Examples of our lectures and workshops:

Healthy Cooking Around the World
Beat Cancer with Your Fork

Mind-Body Wellness Programs

Mind-Body Wellness programs seek to support our members who want to practice and be mindful of their health in a supportive, group environment. Our programs are taught by professionals or volunteers who want to help members who wish to work on a healthy lifestyle at their own pace.

Examples of our lectures and workshops:

Yoga

Offer both traditional mat yoga and chair yoga, all instructors offer adaptations for individuals to account for surgery and side effects

NIA

Holistic dance movement similar to aerobics that incorporates several dance movements and martial arts movements.  Generously sponsored by the Bob Brockman NIA Fund.  

Tai chi & QiGong

Martial arts that incorporates deep breathing, stretching, and a focus on circulation

Reiki Share

Holistic energy sharing

Pilates

Workout with mind and body focus, Pilates incorporates stretching and controlled movements to build strength

Creative Expressions Programs

Creative Expressions Programs are run by volunteers and workers who share our members’ passions for arts, crafts, and writing. Our members join us in making new and expressive works to share with the community and each other.

Examples of our creative expressions programs:

Writing for Wellness
Singing Circle
Knitting & Needlecrafts
Beading Jewelry
Acrylic Painting

Child & Teen Programs

Our Children & Teen Program is just that — support for children and teenagers who have a diagnosis of cancer or who have loved ones with a diagnosis. We want to address the cancer experience while also allowing kids and teens to express their feelings, network with other kids, and engage in fun activities that we offer at CSCGP.

Examples of our lectures and workshops:

Kid Support

Support specifically for kids to talk about how they’re feeling. We address common themes of cancer and meet them where they’re at in their experience

Straight Talk About Cancer

Support groups in schools

Camp KIDS
Holiday Party
Spring Egg Hunt
Movie Nights
Cooking Classes
Kids Yoga

Social Activities

Social Activities are typically available as networking and socializing events for our members to come out and join us for a fun time, or to meet others and share stories and experiences.

Examples of our lectures and workshops:

Movie Afternoons
Potlucks
Trivia Nights
Live Music Performances
Monthly Men’s Breakfast