Complementary Cancer Care

Complementary Cancer Care, Inc

We provide non-medical complementary services accessible to all cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors. These services are designed to complement standard medical treatment and are free of cost.

 

Complementary Cancer Care began with one idea in mind:

GIVE ANYONE DEALING WITH CANCER THE TOOLS TO HEAL MIND, BODY, HEART, AND SOUL


In this context, HEAL does not necessarily mean CURE, but instead refers to a state where someone experiences less suffering and feels more whole, no matter their diagnosis or prognosis or their stage of treatment or recovery.

Our programs complement medical treatment and fill the gaps between patient and person, encouraging self-expression, relief from stress and anxiety, a sense of community with people who are likely to provide you with a profound understanding of what you are going through, because they have similar feelings, worries, everyday problems, treatment decisions, or treatment side effects.


Our Statement of Mission and Values

Our mission is to promote an overall sense of wellbeing in individuals impacted by cancer by providing accessible complementary therapies.

Statement of Values
    • Accessibility – We pledge to provide programs and services that are free of cost to relieve financial burdens, that are physically accessible whether online or onsite in order to accommodate any disabilities or physical restrictions, and to give our community a voice in our program and services development.
    • Inclusive – We pledge that all of the programs and services we offer are available to any and all cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and providers regardless of where they receive treatment, regardless of the type of cancer they are experiencing, or what stage of treatment or recovery, they are in.  In addition, we welcome all regardless of age, gender, race, socio-economic status, class, sexual orientation, country of origin, ability, intellectual traditions and perspectives, as well as cultural, political, religious, and other affiliations.
    • Professional – We pledge to engage instructors, facilitators, and providers who are qualified/certified in their field of expertise.
    • Fiscal Responsibility – We pledge to be good stewards of the charitable donations and sponsorships we receive, to spend these funds wisely, and to provide transparency on how funds are spent by posting monthly financial reports on our website.
    • Leadership – We pledge to seek out and engage volunteers with leadership skills to serve on our Board who are passionate about serving the cancer community, who will represent our organization in a professional manner, with a primary focus on the needs of the community we serve.
    • Community – We pledge to uplift and strengthen people impacted by cancer by building all types of compassionate communities – from support groups to each of our classes and events. We have seen how being around people with shared experiences supports people in need and reminds all of us that we are not alone.
    • Confidentiality – We pledge to respect the confidential nature of our clients and the information they may share.  We further pledge to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our clients to express their concerns.

Our commitment to uphold these values is hereby affirmed by unanimous declaration of the Board of Directors.


Our services are FREE to anyone affected by cancer – patients, survivors, caregivers, and providers, no matter where you receive/received treatment.

We welcome you to join us by creating an account on our website – Account Registration

Once you have set up your account, check out our Event Calendar, listing both on-site and online classes and support groups.


Help us continue to provide services free of cost through your generous donations.  We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and all donations are tax deductible.


Now celebrating 5 years of service to the cancer community!

~ Mind-Body Classes ~ Creative Expressions ~ Support Groups ~ Oncology Advocate ~ Educational Presentations ~

 

Program Calendar Updates!

As we enter the last half of the year, we have some updates to our program schedules!

 

Therapeutic Art with Jenn Gallo – After enjoying summer hours for the last couple of months, the Art class will return to its regular time of 2nd Friday of the month at 11:00 – but at a new location beginning in August!  Jenn Gallo ART Studio will be moving out of Cocoa Rock to a new location in Cocoa Village.  Her new studio is at 313 Brevard Ave. 2nd floor, suite #9.  Right above The Alley, across from Ossorio and in the 3-floor brick building by the gazebo.  Congratulations, Jenn!


Reiki Sound Bath with Laura Scott – Due to the popularity of the Sound Baths (we always sell out) we are adding a 2nd monthly Sound Bath at least through September!  This will give more of you the opportunity to experience this deeply relaxing event – and give some of our regulars an additional opportunity for deep relaxation.  Check the calendar for dates and time.


Tai Chi with Allen Riggert – Allen is taking some time off during the month of July and Robin Krasny is filling in for Allen until he returns in August.  During July, our Monday Tai Chi classes are meeting at 5:15 rather than 1:30.  Thursday classes continue to meet at 5:15.


Chair Yoga with Cathy Johnson – Cathy is also taking some time off, returning in mid-August.  Chair Yoga classes will be cancelled while Cathy is out and will move to a new location when she returns.  Chair Yoga will resume on Wednesdays, beginning August 21st at the Cocoa Library (Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central Library) at 308 Forrest Ave, Cocoa.


Cocoa Beach Support Group with Cathy Johnson – The monthly support group will also move to the Cocoa Library, beginning Tuesday, August 13th.


Restorative Yoga with Stephanie Testa – NEW class!  We are replacing our Cocoa Beach Chair Yoga classes with a new Restorative Yoga class located at The Space Next Door at 126 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach.  Classes will be held weekly on Tuesdays at 4:00 beginning July 23rd.  Welcome to the Team, Stephanie!


Chair Yoga with Gray Dix – We are sad to announce that July 31st will be our last Chair Yoga class with Gray in Melbourne Village.  Thank you, Gray, for your contribution to the success of Complementary Cancer Care!


Visit our calendar for details on dates, time and locations and to register for classes.  We look forward to you joining us!

 

Thank You, Sponsors!

 

 

St John’s Episcopal Church of Melbourne