Texas Oncology Upcoming Events and Support Groups 2017

Support Services
Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC)

Breast Cancer Resource Center is a centralized source of information, education and support that empowers those affected by breast cancer to navigate through diagnosis and beyond. BCRC is professionally staffed by breast cancer survivors. Certified patient navigators provide one-on-one consultations with patients and caregivers at convenient locations. Multiple support groups are offered, as well as lending libraries, access to free screenings, online social and educational networks, and more. All services are offered free of charge.

 

When/Where: To contact the organization, call 512-524-2560 or visit the website for more details.

 

Wonders and Worries

Wonders and Worries is a local organization that serves children ages 2 to 18 who have a parent or caregiver with a serious illness. They work with children and their families to provide an age-appropriate understanding of the illness, its treatment and side effects. They provide support to help children and teens cope with stress and fear related to illness in the family. All services are offered free of charge in English and Spanish.

 

When/Where: To contact the organization, call 512-329-5757 or visit the website for more details.

 

Re: Cancer

Regarding Cancer provides complimentary resources, evidence-based programs and peer to peer support for cancer survivors, caregivers and the community.

 

When/Where: To contact the organization, call 512-213-4993 or visit the website for more details.


Imerman Angels

Through their unique matching process, Imerman Angels partners anyone seeking cancer support with a “Mentor Angel.” A Mentor Angel is a cancer survivor or caregiver who is the same age, same gender and most importantly who has faced the same type of cancer.

 

When/Where: To contact the organization, call 866-463-7626 or visit the website for more details.

 

Events

SUP it UP for CANCER

Kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by paddle boarding down Lady Bird Lake for SUP it UP for CANCER. This is the first annual group paddle board event benefiting the Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC). Please visit the event website for more information or to register.

 

When: Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, Check-in 7:45 AM – 8:30 AM

Where: Rowing Dock 2418 Stratford Dr., Austin, TX, 78746

 

Pickled Pink: Ladies Night

In conjunction with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Greater Austin Pickleball is hosting a ladies night for a meaningful cause. Come dressed in pink and ready for a game of pickleball, giveaways, and complimentary wine and cheese. Please visit the event website for more information or to register by October 1.

 

When: Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Where: Austin Tennis and Pickleball Center, 7800 Johnny Morris Rd., Austin, TX, 78724

                                                

Counseling
Flatwater Foundation
The Flatwater Foundation is dedicated to providing those diagnosed with cancer, their families and loved ones access to mental health therapy and family support. This includes access to both traditional and non-traditional methods of psychological counseling.

 

When/Where: To contact the organization, call 512-553-2010 or visit their website for more details.