Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley (CSCGLV)
The Cancer Support Community’s programs help people affected by cancer – survivors, caregivers, friends and family – regain control of their lives, reduce stress and isolation, and restore a sense of hope for a better quality of life regardless of the stage of the disease or the type of cancer.
Today, hundreds of people with cancer and their loved ones unite through our programs. People can come at the point of diagnosis, during or at the end of treatment, at recurrence, or several years out of treatment.
What’s special about the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley?
- We are the most experienced organization offering social, emotional and psychological support in the Lehigh Valley.
- All programs are free to participants who may take as many as they like.
- All participants can browse our resource library; surf the internet for cancer information, the Virtual Cancer Support Community and Group Loop websites, or just stop in to have a snack with friends.
- We are a non-profit, and we rely completely on donations. The money we raise stays in the Greater Lehigh Valley.
We have effectively helped people cope with cancer for 37 years.
Today, hundreds of people with cancer and their loved ones unite through our support groups, stress-management sessions, educational programs, exercise sessions, nutrition workshops, and social events. People can come at the point of diagnosis, during or at the end of treatment, at recurrence, or several years out of treatment. They all come to learn they are not alone in their fight for recovery, they regain a sense of control over their lives, and ultimately discover that hope is a valuable tool on the road to wellness.
The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.
The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley helps people affected by cancer actively engage in their health care, connect with others, reduce stress and isolation, and restore hope for a better quality of life.
“Cancer patients who participate in their fight for recovery, along with their healthcare team, will improve the quality of their lives and may enhance the possibility of their recovery.”
To be the recognized regional leader for comprehensive programs of support, education and hope for persons affected by cancer (patients, family, friends and health care professionals).
- Many, many people recover from cancer.
- Cancer patients can benefit from sharing experiences and support with others, and need not be alone.
- Cancer patients can participate in their recovery along with their healthcare team.
- Family members and friends of an individual with cancer, including children, can also benefit from information and support.
- By reducing isolation, managing stress, and having hope, cancer patients can enhance the quality of their lives, positively affect their immune system, and gain strength in the fight for recovery.