Determining a diagnosis and seeking treatment are important steps in the process of healing, but support from friends and loved ones can have the biggest impact on a patient's quality of life.
Local cancer patients can receive and give support through a number of events and offerings with The Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and education to cancer patients and their families. The organization is a combination of The Wellness Community and Gilda's Club and is one of 62 Cancer Support Community chapters around the U.S. Their goal is to provide support, hope and a sense of control to patients.
CSC hosts various routine wellness programs including cancer-smart cooking, exercise classes and caregiver support groups. A licensed facilitator hosts each support group or program to encourage a caring and uplifting environment. The organization also recently launched a survivorship program in central Ohio. Proceeds from events benefit cancer wellness programs, which are provided at no cost to patients.
To view upcoming events and learn more about the CSC, visit their website.