American Cancer Society; serving all upper CA counties. Offers cancer information, day-to-day help, emotional support, programs & services to those with cancer & their families & friends. Services are free. http://www.cancer.org. Call 24 hours a day year-round: (800) 227-2345.
The Cord Blood Center; Nationwide. Provides up-to-date information & free resources for expecting parents. Thanks to donors worldwide there have been over 35,000 umbilical cord blood transplants, helping children survive diseases including leukemia, lymphoma, anemia & other cancerous diseases. Find out more at http://www.cordbloodbanking.com or call (888) 780-2885.
Parenting With Cancer Website. A resource for parents with cancer & the family & friends who love them. Created by mother & lymphoma survivor Jen Singer. http://www.parentingwithcancer.com.
Brighter Days; Paradise. For those needing help with skin problems associated with chemotherapy & radiation. Products & personal attention provided. Fosters hope & comfort. 1st Wednesdays. Must pre-reg. Feather River Cancer Center, 5629 Canyon View Dr. (530) 876-3157.
Healing Through Art; Paradise. For adults. Watercolor painting classes for cancer patients, survivors & caregivers. Free. Call for info & to register. Feather River Cancer Center, 5629 Canyon View Dr. (530) 876-3157.
Let Your Colors Shine; Paradise. Support group for children ages 6-13 whose lives have been impacted by a family member or friend dealing with cancer. Art activities, games & sharing time facilitated by a licensed social worker. Free. Feather River Cancer Center, 5629 Canyon View Dr. (530) 876-3157.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk; Redding. Annual 5K walk celebrates breast cancer survivors, raises awareness, & raises money to find cures & support services. In 2015: Sat. Oct. 10 at the Sundial Bridge. http://www.makingstrideswalk.org/redding. (530) 342-8365 ex. 56501.
R.A.D. (Recreation & Dreams for Children with Cancer); Chico. A unique program that supports families with a child or young adult diagnosed with cancer. Peer support, mentoring, services & recreational events for families with young family members in treatment, recovering & in remission. http://www.caring-choices.org.
1398 Ridgewood Dr. (530) 899-3873 or Toll Free (866) 703-3873.
VIVA! Program; Chico. Support program for youth living with loved ones who have cancer. Comfort, encouragement, education & answers to tough questions. Kids socialize with other kids with the same needs, & express feelings through art, play & fun. Free. http://www.enloe.org/community/support_groups.asp. (530) 332-3856 to register.
YOCAS (Yoga For Cancer Survivors); Paradise. An opportunity for patients & caregivers to learn relaxation techniques from a certified yoga instructor. Meets Thursdays, 1-2pm. Must pre-reg. Feather River Cancer Center, 5629 Canyon View Dr. (530) 876-3157.