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Apr 30

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Volunteer of the Month: Jace Maxwell

Jace Maxwell is the owner and lead teacher trainer at the Roanoke location of Studio Samadhi and is well-loved there for her bright energy and compassionate spirit!  Jace became involved with CSCNT after being asked to be a substitute a few Reiki classes for the regular instructor. She has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the […]

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Apr 02

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April Newsletter

To see what is going on in our three DFW clubhouses this month, click on the April Newsletter!   Questions about clubhouse offerings? Call (214) 345-8230!

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Mar 30

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Senior Resources from the Cancer Resource Specialist

Senior Resources In every stage of life there is always something new to learn. Staying connected to the resources in your community as a senior can be very helpful when you are on a fixed income or if you become ill. From Medicare/Medicaid to local community organizations, understanding what is available will empower a senior […]

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Mar 16

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Comedy Kicks Cancer

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Comedy Kicks Cancer with Tig Notaro ComedyKicksCancer.com  Thursday, May 31st | Eisemann Center   Join Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT) at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts for a LIVE comedy performance with Tig Notaro… you’re NOT going to want to miss this! ...

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Mar 13

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Dr. Jill Biden Hears from CSCNT Caregiver at SXSW

Over the weekend, you might have seen the hashtag #CancerFierce coming out of the social media coverage of South by Southwest (SXSW). That is because Dr. Jill Biden and other leaders with the Biden Cancer Initiative were at the gathering in Austin, TX to put the organization’s work front and center at a gathering of […]

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Mar 12

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Volunteer of the Month: Jonet Gonzalez

  Jonet is a member of the Junior League of Dallas and has been at volunteer at CSCNT since the summer of 2016. After her mother’s fight with to cancer in the fall of 2015, she had been seeking an opportunity to serve in a meaningful way that would honor her mother. CSCNT has not […]

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Mar 05

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Tax Information for those in Treatment

Taxes and Medical It’s that time of year again. Love it or hate they have to get done. If you are in middle of treatment it might be a good idea to gather all of your out of pocket medical expenses that you spent last year. There is a specific percentage of your medical expenses […]

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Mar 02

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Support + Networking Groups

Support Groups Amigos Unidos Latino Support Group Support group for Latinos living with cancer. Offered twice a month. Bereavement Support Group Six-week, structured grief support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one to cancer. Call to register. Family & Friends Support Group Support group for people ...

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Jan 31

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Hear from the Member: Rosa Pope

My name is Rosa Pope, I am the mother of six daughters and I have been married for 29 years to a wonderful man.  We are a military family (my husband is now retired AF) and 4 of my daughters were also AF. I have traveled a lot and had many doctors but I never had a […]

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Jan 31

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How do I find the best support group?

How do I find the best fit support group? There are a variety of support groups in the community. Consider some of the following factors when determining what group is the best fit for you. Are you perhaps looking for an age appropriate group? Stupid Cancer Fort Worth Adolescent and Young Adult Group Are you […]

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Jan 31

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Texas Trivia: February

Question: Six flags have flown over Texas, what were they? Answer: The flags of the U.S., Mexico, France, Spain, Confederacy, and the Republic of Texas.      

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Jan 31

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February Newsletter Download

February Newsletter Download

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Jan 22

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In July 2016, I was 52, my metastatic breast cancer had spread for a second time, and I was feeling overwhelmed with next-steps for my treatment, the possibility of debilitating side effects, my family's future without me, and managing finances. Even though I have a loving family and many friends who were doing their best to keep me positive, I had a hard time with day-to-day living while worrying about the future. Lucky for me, a friend told me about the Cancer Support Community (CSC). I attended the CSC new member meeting on July 25, 2016, and my first metastatic group meeting that same week. I broke down in tears telling my story in that first meeting, but I quickly realized that I'd be laughing more often than crying in future meetings, and that I had found a wonderful resource for addressing all of the concerns circling in my mind. These days, my family and I look forward to sharing, learning and being active with our new friends at the CSC Alliance club house. Whether it's a weekly group meeting, a class about the latest cancer treatments, managing side effects, nutrition, exercise, gardening, finances, arts and crafts, a movie, or holiday dinners, there is always something fun and informative going on at the clubhouse. My metastatic group is led by Cyndy Cervantes, a licensed Master Social Worker and the program manager of the Alliance clubhouse, or Stacey Brist-Yates, the program coordinator, both of whom facilitate group meetings to ensure everyone gets a chance to update the group on their stories, get advice, and offer suggestions in a secular and nonpolitical atmosphere. Cyndy and Stacey have a wealth of knowledge about resources available to cancer patients, and do a wonderful job leading classes and scheduling events, including the annual One Run fundraiser and craft sale that help keep the clubhouse activities free for all members. My metastatic group, in particular, has a wonderful outlook on life that inspires me to laugh and make memories everyday. Plus, the resources, events, and friendships I have at the Cancer Support Community have helped me focus on living life to the fullest, while planning for my family's future.

Charlotte, Tarrant County Clubhouse Member
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