Texas Oncology Upcoming Events and Support Groups 2018

 

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.

To contact the organization, call 512-524-2560 or visit their 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.

To contact the organization, call 512-329-5757 or visit their 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.

To contact the organization, call 512-213-4993 or visit their 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.

To contact the organization, call 866-463-7626 or visit their website for more details.

 

Triumphant Warrior

Created by a Texas Oncology patient, Triumphant Warrior is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing joy to cancer patients undergoing treatment through the gift of fun socks. Triumphant Warrior fun socks start conversations, build relationships and create a community of support for the patient.

To contact the organization, visit their website.

 

 

Events

 

 

2018 Pink Out

Hosted by the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, the 2018 Pink Out will feature a panel discussion on the latest advances in the detection, treatment, and survivorship for Breast Cancer. Panelists include Texas Oncology’s Dr. Lakshmi Bala, medical oncologist, Dr. Bridget O’Brien, breast surgeon, Gayle Patel, genetic counselor, as well as Dr. Nicole Basa, general surgeon, and a recent survivor. A vendor fair will be open to attendees before the discussion starts.

Visit the event website for more information.

When: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, 6 PM- 7PM

Where: Cedar Park Regional Medical Center Café, 1401 Medical Pkwy, Cedar Park, TX, 78613

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Central Austin

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is a fun-filled activity that mobilizes communities across the country to celebrate survivorship, remember those who lost their lives to cancer, and raise money for the fight against cancer. The Relay for Life of Central Austin will take place in the evening and will include an Opening Ceremony, a Survivor Celebration, a Luminaria Ceremony, a Closing Ceremony and live music. Participants are encouraged to dedicate a luminaria to loved one lost, someone currently battling, or anyone who has overcome cancer. Proceeds support American Cancer Society’s mission to help save lives.

Please visit the event website for more information.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 4 PM – 10 PM

Where: Seaholm Power Lawn, 800 W Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701

 

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.