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Nov 12

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Fletcher Family Story

My name is Melissa Fletcher and my husband Aaron was diagnosed with Stage 4 Chromophobe Kidney Cancer last February.  As our journey through kidney cancer moved overwhelmingly fast, Aaron’s health turned from bad to worse in a blink of an eye.  I quickly realized I needed to find a support group for my 10 year […]

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Jul 19

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August Newsletter

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Jul 02

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Advocacy and Cancer

Advocacy and Cancer There are moments in time when a major life event can spark the motivation to make change. The need for change often arises when people experience roadblocks and frustrations while dealing with this new and sometimes unexpected event. A cancer diagnosis can in many situations cause a ripple effect that can ...

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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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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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Jan 03

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Volunteer of the Month: Eleanor Nebe

“I’m happy to be celebrating two years with the Cancer Support Community North Texas branch. I am blessed to be able to instruct Zumba and Stability Ball classes on Tuesdays for the members. I am a resident of Northlake and have been instructing Zumba classes for well over five years in Flower Mound, Keller, and […]

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Nov 08

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Volunteer of the Month: Micaiah Galpin

Volunteer of the Month: Micaiah Galpin   Micaiah is currently an active member of the Junior League of Dallas. After moving to Dallas four years ago, Micaiah wanted a way to be more involved in her community and to support causes that she is passionate about. Losing loved ones to cancer inspired Micaiah to volunteer […]

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Nov 08

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Hear from the Cancer Resource Specialist: Relaxation

Relaxation You hear it so many times while you are in the treatment stages for cancer. “You need to relax, try not to stress.” Easier said than done when you are having to deal with things like: insurance, finances, side effects and for some, work. For a lot of people getting out of the environment […]

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Oct 17

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Rock the Red Door Benefit Concert

Visit RockTheRedDoor.com to purchase your tickets! HandBid online auction will go live Saturday, October 21st!

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Mar 15

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Thank you: Letters to our Volunteers

We could not do what we do without the help of volunteers, and April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! Volunteers – what would we do without you?! April is Volunteer Appreciation month, so this is the perfect time to say a huge “Thank You” to our many volunteers who do so much for us. Our Board […]

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Mar 01

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Hear from the Volunteer: DeeDee Stead McCrary

Hear from our Junior League of Dallas volunteer, DeeDee… My name is DeeDee, and I have been a volunteer for Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT) since 2008. When I first began, the Clubhouse was still called Gilda’s Club, named in tribute to former Saturday Night Live cast member Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian […]

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Feb 10

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Open to Options

Making a Cancer Treatment Decision That Is Right For You Making a decision about cancer treatment can be an overwhelming experience for many people. Important decisions need to be made about treatment for new or recurrent cancer as well as ending treatment. Sometimes it is hard to know what questions to ask the doctor. One […]

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Jan 26

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January Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

As January comes to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to highlight Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. While cervical cancer mortality rates have fallen drastically since the 1970s, when it was the leading cause of death for women, nearly 13,000 women are still diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. It’s essential that ...

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