Survivorship Programs Overview (PDF Download)

DEFEATcancerTour des Chutes Contribution to the St Charles Cancer Survivorship Center
Monthly survivorship empowerment program focusing on nutrition, physical activity, education and inspiration. A nutritious light supper is served and topics are chosen to inspire healthy living with and beyond cancer – for survivors and their caregivers/family members.

Support Sisters & Support Brothers 

One-on-one peer support program matching trained volunteers (at least one year out of treatment) with newly-diagnosed patients to provide support and hope. Serving men and women of central and eastern Oregon with all types of cancer

Physical Activity Outings Weekend activities to encourage survivors/caregivers to increase their level of physical activity – hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking.

Young Adult Survivor Network

Designed to meet the needs of survivors diagnosed before their 46th birthdays. Meets for educational presentations, general discussion and social activities.

Nutrition Nutritional counseling by Registered Dietitian  Foodies “field trips” to businesses, restaurants and farms to encourage survivors/ caregivers to incorporate more fruits, veggies, whole grains and legumes into their diets.

Soaring Spirits Cancer Survivor & Family Camp  
Annual weekend camp held at Suttle Lake with emphasis on nutrition, physical activities, and relaxation. Offered: hiking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, geo-caching, horse rides, Reiki, massage, crafts, oncologist Q&A, etc.

Men’s, Women’s and Community Support Groups
Traditional support groups designed to meet the psycho-social needs of cancer patients and their caregivers/family members.

Cancer & the Arts Programs designed to allow the survivor to process his/her experience through creating. Offered: writing workshop, knitting, sculpting.

Integrative Care  Reiki, oncology massage, stress management classes.
Community Education No-cost presentations on cancer screening and early detection for breast, skin, colorectal, testicular and prostate cancers.
Assistance Programs Provides assistance with gas cards, groceries, utilities and/or rent for cancer patients while in treatment.

Click for St. Charles Cancer Center/Survivorship info (PDF)


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