A MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY
Cancer Lifeline is an organization who serves vulnerable populations impacted by cancer. We are deeply saddened and disturbed by recent events. We stand firmly against all acts of hatred and racism. We stand in solidarity with people of color who are angry and hurting right now because of blatant abuses of power. George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are two of the most recent in a long list of individuals whose lives were stolen by injustice. We grieve with their families.
We understand that systems of oppression including racism, sexism, capitalism, and ableism, among others, create and reinforce health disparities that affect people of color disproportionately in the U.S. The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on these disparities that have existed for too long.
Our small but impactful role in combatting these disparities is our Patient Financial Assistance Fund to help cancer patients who are most in need access treatment and services and our online resources available to everyone.
It is our hope that recent events will lead to lasting change in our country.
Cancer Lifeline Staff & Board of Trustees
It is very important to Cancer Lifeline that we continue to support our clients during this time of challenge with COVID-19.
Our in person support groups and classes are now cancelled at any location through and including August 31st.
Our professionally facilitated support groups and many of our classes and presentations have gone online. This opportunity will allow people to receive critical emotional support while in the comfort of their own home.
Instructions on how to access online groups are provided on each support group and class page on our website. Please note that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline. If you are having difficulty getting connected or with online registration, call 206-297-2500.
Our telephone Lifeline (206-297-2500 or 1-800-255-5505) and the internet Lifeline Chat via cancerlifeline.org are available Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.
I have cancer… Now what?
We can help with information, knowledge, and shared experiences to help manage the journey.
Someone I care about has cancer. How can I help?
We offer tools and knowledge to help you be the most useful, while supporting your needs, too.
How do I live my best life with cancer?
Our services can help you regain your strength while you also reclaim your sense of self.
Everyone is touched by cancer at some point in their lives, either as a patient or as a loved one.
Cancer Lifeline helps thousands of cancer patients build strength through our support groups, classes in nutrition, exercise, personal expression and stress reduction, and personalized emotional support.
Whether you are newly diagnosed, through treatment and looking to adjust to the new reality, or you know someone with cancer, Cancer Lifeline has services that can meet you where you are now, and help you.
Optimizing the quality of life for all people
living with cancer
Diversity is highly valued at Cancer Lifeline and we welcome all people whatever their age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or genetic information.