4918 Cooper Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone: (513) 745-6322Become A Member
Dealing with the stress of cancer for you or a loved one is overwhelming, both emotionally and socially. Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky is here to support anyone affected by cancer so that no one faces cancer alone. For nearly 30 years, CSC has been enhancing the lives of people in the local community by offering free support and services to improve quality of life and survivorship.
Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes psychosocial and emotional support, CSC offers community-based programs and services that are intended to provide non-medical care to men, women and children with any type or stage of cancer and to their loved ones. The goal is simple: to support a holistic, patient-active approach to wellness.
CSC’s programs and services are designed to complement conventional medical care, enhance quality of life, strengthen survivor care, improve the recovery, and facilitate better communication with medical teams. The CSC philosophy complements the will of the patient with the skill of the physician – a powerful combination.
“When we started I didn’t understand the value of the organization until I saw the results. I was astounded by the idea that the organization really, really helped people and still does.”
– Harry Davidow, Lynn Stern’s brother and Co-Founder
In 1988, Lynn Stern was watching the Phil Donahue Show with special guest Dr. Harold Benjamin, founder of The Wellness Community (TWC) located in Santa Monica, California. At the end of the segment Dr. Benjamin said, “If anyone is interested in starting a Wellness Community contact me.” As an ovarian cancer survivor and moved by his mission of providing education, hope and community to those impacted by cancer, Lynn picked up the phone and immediately contacted Dr. Benjamin.
Lynn traveled to Santa Monica, California, to learn more about the organization. She was so impressed and inspired by its philosophy, approach and impact on people affected by cancer that she returned home determined to bring the organization to the Greater Cincinnati community.
Thanks to her vision and the hard work of Lynn herself, co-founder Sherry Weathers and their group of friends and supporters, TWC arrived in Cincinnati in 1990. Today, it’s the third oldest affiliate. For nearly 30 years, the organization has brought support, education and hope to thousands of people impacted by cancer in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region.
In 2009, The Wellness Community’s national organization joined forces with a very similar organization, Gilda’s Club Worldwide, and became Cancer Support Community, creating a global network of more than 50 affiliates offering support at more than 150 global locations, the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide.
Through cutting-edge psychosocial, behavioral and survivorship research, CSC works to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.
All of our programs and services are provided at no cost to our participants so there’s never a barrier for anyone who needs cancer support.
So That No One Faces Cancer Alone.
The first step in learning what CSC has to offer. An orientation that gives a brief history of our affiliate and provides an in-depth look at what we have to offer.
Led by chefs and certified dieticians, participants learn how to plan and prepare a cancer-fighting diet. Programs offer hands-on experience preparing clean and easily replicable meals.
Our healthy lifestyle programs offer techniques and skills to reduce stress and promote healing for both patients and their families.
These groups bring together individuals coping with particular types of cancers or facing particular cancer-related issues.
Research has shown that participation in ongoing professionally facilitated support groups provides many benefits, including decreased emotional distress, less pain, quicker return to work, and a better quality of life.
Family-friendly programs designed with the entire family in mind.
No Pre-Registration Required Unless Otherwise Noted.
Provide individuals and families going through the cancer experience with tools to manage their treatment and recovery as effectively as possible. Our programs provide an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about specific cancer-related issues.
For many, the cancer experience can be socially isolating. But not here at CSC!
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