Skip to main content
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Community Calendar


Young Adult Bereavement Art Group


Dates: Tuesday September 20 through November 8
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: 3630 Business Drive, Sacramento

This group is appropriate for any young adult, age 17 to 24, who is coping with a death of someone close.

  • Acknowledging and understanding grief
  • Expressing and accepting feelings
  • Changing of roles
  • Coping and stress
  • Developing supportive relationships

To register: Contact Don Lewis by email or by phone at 916-734-1139.



Writing As Healing


Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: 4800 2nd Ave, FSSB Bldg, Boardroom 2020, Sacramento

Writing with others is inspirational, fun and healing. Come join us as we write together and share our voices. The intention of the workshop is to create a sense of freedom and excitement about writing. We are all writers. Discover and share with us your way and your voice. Participation is free. Experience in creative writing is not required.

To register: Contact Kelly Fagan by email or by phone at 916-734-0823.



Farmers Market

farmers market

Open for the season April 21 through October 27

Dates: Thursdays
Time: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: 45th and Y Street, Sacramento





Yoga classes for cancer patients and survivors


Dates: Mondays, weekly
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
Location: Classroom 2030, 2nd Floor, Facilities Support Services Building (FSSB), 4800 2nd Ave, Sacramento
Parking: Free parking in Lot 20 on 2nd Avenue (bicycle parking available)

Come participate in a series of weekly yoga classes, open to all levels of physical ability – from beginners to advanced yoga practitioners. No matter what treatment you are receiving or where you are in survivorship, poses will be accessible to you. Each hour-long class provides a safe space for you to try something new.

This practice is a combination of Vinyasa and Yin yoga styles. Vinyasa is a breath focused practice and Yin is a practice of stillness. Meditation is blended into the practice as well.

What to bring?
Water, ater, towel, yoga mat, an open mind and a willing attitude
Wear loose, comfortable clothing (pants, sports bra, t-shirt, sweatshirt, socks)

To register: Contact Patricia Robinson by email or by phone at 916-734-0823.




Support group meetings

Brain Tumor Support Group
Date: first Wednesday of the month
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, UC Davis Health System, 4860 Y St.,3rd floor; Library of the Dept of the Neurological Surgery,  Suite 3740
A group offering emotional support and educational programs for brain tumor patients, their families, and friends.
Meghan Smith, N.P., 916-734-3658

From Cancer to Health
New Program to Help Women with Gynecological Cancers Manage Stress
Date: Groups start May 25,  2016
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
A group of patients diagnosed with gynecological cancers will learn:

  • Strategies to help manage stress
  • Ways to lessen the impact of physical symptoms of cancer
  • Skills to cope with common problems faced by people with cancer

Contact: Jena Cooreman, LCSW by email or phone at 916-734-5198


Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group
Date: first Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Location: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4501 X St., Rooms 1101 and 1103
For patients and family members experiencing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome
Contact: Jenaye Shepherd, 916-929-4720 ext.1523

Look Good Feel Better
Date: fourth Monday of the month
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4501 X St., Rooms 1101 and 1103
How can you enhance your appearance during cancer treatment? This free program, administered by the American Cancer Society, will teach you everything you need to know.
Contact: American Cancer Society, 916-446-7933

Lymphedema Clinic
first Wednesday of the month
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Ambulatory Care Center, Room 2012.
This class can help you reduce your chances of develop-ing lymphedema. Both surgery and radiation treatment on or near the lymphatic areas (armpits) contribute to risk of developing lym-phatic obstruction. Lymphatic obstruction is a blockage of the lymph vessels that drain fluid from tissues throughout the body and allow immune cells to travel where they are needed. Lymphatic obstruction may cause lymphedema, which means swelling due to a blockage of the lymph passages.
Contact: Jean Kotal, P.T., 916-734-0368

Prostate Cancer Support Group
3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: On even months (February, April, June, August, October, December) at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center auditorium, 4501 X St. Sacramento.
        Note: On the odd months, the group is held 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Mercy San Juan on the 3rd Thursday, (January, March, May, July, September, November), at Mercy Physical's Plaza 6555 Coyle Ave. Carmichael, Conference Room 150.
The Prostate Cancer Support Group provides education, sharing and an opportunity to connect face-to-face with people who can relate to prostate cancer.
Contact: Beverly Nicholson, R.N., M.S., 916-537-5237

Smoke-Free Support Group
every second Friday of the month
For more information: visit the support group webpage HERE or contact Cari Shulkin, 916-734-0718,

Young Survival Coalition Face-to-Face Groups
Date/Time: Join groups for specific dates and times.
Contact:  Young Survival Coalition
Location: Sacramento and Davis
Peer support groups for breast cancer survivors diagnosed in their 40's or younger regardless of your current age.
Sacramento Area: Melanie Bean by email or Sacramento Young Survival Coalition
Davis Area: Julie Martin by email or Davis Young Survival Coalition