Fighting Cancer Together
Weekly Support Groups
People Living with Cancer Support Groups
Every Monday & Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm and every Monday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Adult group members with different types of cancer come together each week to get support and learn from each other. People in active treatment, who have recently completed treatment or are having treatment-related side effects up to two years after treatment ends are welcome. A pre-group meeting with one of our clinical staff members is required prior to joining the weekly support groups. Schedule with Jen Sinclair, Program Director, at 610.861.7555.
Family/Caregiver Support Groups
Every Monday, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Care partners find new ways to address stress while supporting a loved one living with cancer. This group meets weekly and requires a pre-group meeting with one of our clinical staff members is required prior to joining. Schedule with Jen Sinclair, Program Director, at 610.861.7555.
Monthly Support Groups
In a safe space, connect with others with the same kind of cancer or similar concerns. Discuss treatments, treatment responses, stress management, problem solving, and communicating with family and healthcare teams.
Breast Cancer Networking Group
1st Monday of month, 11:00 – 12:30 pm (Funded by the Women’s 5K Classic)
Facilitator: Ulla Martz, LCSW
This group will help breast cancer survivors understand emotional reactions common to their diagnosis. We will talk about different tools to use for managing stress and emotional reactions, problem solving, improving communication with family and the health care team, improving self-esteem and creating balance in life.
1st Wednesday of month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Facilitator: Ulla Martz, LCSW, OSW-C
Women with ovarian, cervical, endometrial, and uterine cancer welcome.
Quarterly; check program calendar for dates
For those who have lost a loved one to cancer.
See calendar for monthly dates
The Whole Family, the Whole Time
Families address a family member’s cancer diagnosis (child or adult).
2nd Wednesday of month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Facilitator: Mary Timko, LSW
Young Adult Cancer Group
See calendar for monthly dates
Facilitator: Jen Sinclair, LPC
Call for locations and topics.
Circulo de Apoyo
3rd Friday of month, 11:30 – 1:00 pm
Facilitator: Esther Vittini, PhD
Spanish speaking group. Friends and family are also welcome. Location: Lehigh Valley Hospital 17th and Chew St., Allentown. In collaboration with LLS.
2nd Wednesday of month, 11:00 – 12:00 pm
Facilitator: Susan Toohey, LPC
Diagnosed with lymphedema? Join us to discuss the emotional aspects of this side effect that can impact both men’s and women’s body images and sense of
intimacy, cause intermittent discomfort and changes to daily activities at home or work. We’ll cover preventive care, maintenance, ways to avoid potential problems, and coping techniques to help you live with this side effect on a daily basis.
Pancreatic Cancer Support Group
4th Tuesday of month, 10:00 – 11:30 am
This group addresses the unique needs and concerns of people affected by pancreatic cancer. Find support and information by meeting others who share your experiences. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Sponsored by J’s Run organization.
Please visit our calendar page for dates and times of all programs.