Cancer Support Groups & cCARE Events

Patient support services at the cCARE Wellness Center

Some people diagnosed with cancer may find it helpful to be involved in cancer support groups. These are places where patients can work through the feelings and challenges they experience with others who understand what it’s like.

Support groups give people diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers a chance to learn from and support each other. Many studies have shown that support groups help people with cancer cope with anxiety and depression.

cCARE offers free support groups to patients as part of their treatment at the cCARE Wellness Center located at our San Marcos clinic in the San Diego area. To RSVP to any of the below support groups, please call our patient navigator Lenzy Rubi at 760-587-4963.

Breast cancer support group

  • Where: cCARE Wellness Center
  • When:  1st Tuesday of every month at 11 a.m., starting 12/7/21
  • Led by: Cara Allen, LSW
  • Details: This group is for patients only and will provide education, friendship, support and answers to any questions patients have.

General cancer support group

  • Where: cCARE Wellness Center
  • When:  3rd Thursday of every month at 11 a.m., starting 12/16/21
  • Led by: Raquel Garber, LMFT
  • Details: Both patients and caregivers are welcome. In this group psychological and emotional support will be provided for patients coping with their cancer diagnosis. The group will also provide emotional tools to thrive, not just survive.

Learn more about Raquel’s group

Relaxation & healing movement classes

  • Where: cCARE Wellness Center
  • When:  2nd Thursday of every month at 10 a.m., starting 12/9/21
  • Led by: Kristen Kurtz, certified Health & Life Coach, yoga instructor
  • Details: This one hour group class will include gentle movement, guided visualization and quiet meditation in a calm setting. The focus is on relaxing the body and mind and to reduce stress. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Some mats will be provided and are sanitized after each use.

cCARE Wellness Center

cCARE San Marcos

838 Nordahl Road

Suite 300

San Marcos, CA 92069

Past events

Breast Cancer Survivorship Group

Event date: May-August 2021

Event location: cCARE Fresno conference room.

Relay For Life

Event date: September 8-9, 2018

Event location: Fresno City College, 24-hour walk

Relay starts at 9:00 a.m.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Event date: October 7, 2018

Event location: Chukchansi Park

Registration opens at 6:30 a.m.

Walk/Run starts at 9:30 a.m.

Light the Night

Event date: October 20, 2018

Event location: Chukchansi Park

Event begins at 4:30 p.m.

More Info

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk

Event date: October 21, 2018

Event location: Balboa Park | Corner of 6th Ave. & Laurel St.

Registration opens at 6:30 a.m.

Walk starts at 7:30 a.m.

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