Living with Cancer Networking Groups

Feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about what lies ahead as you travel through the unfamiliar world of cancer? Come meet others who are just diagnosed, in treatment or post-treatment.  Come learn from educational presentations and open discussion, and explore what this journey looks like for you.  Family and friends are welcome!  These are drop-in groups, no registration necessary, but if you have questions or would like to talk with someone before you attend, please call (206) 297-2500.


Kirkland: Evergreen Health, Room Green 1270/1272
Facilitated by Tricia Matteson, LICSW, MSW
2nd Tuesdays; 6:30-8:30pm
Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11

Presentations: 

  • Sept 11: “Benefits of Sound” by Wayne Marto, Beneficial Sound
  • Oct 9: “Laughter & Healing” by Tammy Lianu, MA
  • Nov 13: “Cancer 101′ by Tricia Matteson, LICSW, MSW
  • Dec 11: Holiday Potluck

Seattle: Northwest Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 112
Facilitated by Basha Brownstein, MSW
1st Wednesdays; 6-8pm
Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5

Presentations:

  • Sept 5: “Vitamins & Supplements 101” by Letitia Cain, ND, FABNO
  • Oct 3: “Protection From Common Toxic Chemicals” by Carina Wells, Campaign Organizer, Toxic-Free Futures
  • Nov 7: “Riding Cancer’s Emotional Roller Coaster” by Denise Krouse, MC, LMHC, MDST
  • Dec 5: “Practicing Mindfulness With Easy Drawing” by Dari Strolzoff, Certified Zentangle Instructor

Renton: Valley Medical Center, Medical Arts Center, Breast Center Conference Room 
Facilitated by Angela Mullins, LMHCA
2nd & 4th Mondays; 7-8:30pm
Sept 10 & 24, Oct 8 & 22, Nov 12 & 26, Dec 10
*No Group Dec 26

Presentations:

  • Sept 24:  “Practicing Mindfulness Through Easy Drawing” by Tomomi Galleano
  • Oct 8: “Chemo Brain 101” by Erin Hawes, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Nov 12: “Meditation for Stress Management: by Tamy Khan, MSW & Founder of Happy Meditator