Complementary Cancer Care

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.

Our programs complement medical treatment and fill the gaps between patient and person:

~  Weekly movement classes address body changes

~  Monthly support groups and creative expression classes address changes in relationships

~  Seasonal educational talks and our library of resources empower through information and new ideas on the road to healing

 

 

Board of Directors
Lorien Neargarder, President and Secretary

Lorien holds a degree in mechanical engineering and is a certified yoga therapist who specializes in working with chronic pain and cancer. She developed a thriving program in California that partnered yoga studios with the nonprofit organization Cancer CAREpoint. In support of this organization, she ran three annual fundraisers that donated $35,000 to fund non-medical complementary services to anyone dealing with cancer in the Silicon Valley.

Christina Tecson, Vice President

Christina holds a Master’s Degree in social work and has been volunteering with Complementary Cancer Care since 2019.

Dylan Barton, Treasurer

Bio coming soon.

Advisory Board Members

Cecelia Avitabile – herbalist, certified nutrition consultant

Valentina Boonstra – massage therapist, patient advocate

Vicki Buckley – “The Bone Lady” fitness instructor

Gail Dunbar, LCSW – social worker

John R Kerstiens, MBA, CPA – Executive Director of Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, Florida Cancer Affiliates

Robin Krasny, LMT, BS, Psychology – massage therapist, yoga instructor, Reiki practitioner, life coach

Jane H. Naylor, MA, LCSW, CPCC – psychotherapist & certified life coach

 



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