Charity of the week
More than a third of men and women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. Cancer Support Community (cancersupportcommunity.org) is dedicated to providing emotional support for families affected by cancer through emotional support services, research, and advocacy. Founded in 1982 in California as the first walk-in community facility of its kind, CSC and its affiliates have expanded to 170 locations worldwide. The centers offer in-person support groups, educational seminars, art and wellness workshops, and family events to foster a sense of community. CSC also provides online discussion boards for those not in the vicinity of a facility. The organization’s toll-free help line is staffed with licensed counselors who can help with treatment planning and financial advising.
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