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WeCARE! Cancer Caregiver Telephone Support Group

WeCARE! program

Dates: Tuesdays,  Sept. 16, Sept. 30, Oct. 14, 2014
Time: 11 a.m. to noon

Family members who take care of loved ones with cancer often feel stress, frustration and even isolated. Even in the best of circumstances, they may feel alone as they spend their time and energy in caring for their loved one.

For caregivers who need support, information and a safe place where they can share feelings with other caregivers, we invite you to connect with our WeCARE! Cancer Caregiver Telephone Support Group. Call into a toll-free number (1-866-740-1260 and use access code: 7340823#) to join with other cancer caregivers and share stories and solutions.

For more information: Contact Patti Robinson by email or by phone at 916-734-0823.


HOT Pink Fun Run (1mi, 5K, or 10K)

HOT Pink fun run

Date: Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Vernon Street Town Square, Downtown Roseville
7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Check-in and registration
8:45 a.m. Timed 10k run start
9 a.m.  Timed 5k run start
9:05 a.m. Untimed 1mile walk/run start
10 a.m. Awards ceremony

Join this annual family-friendly event benefitting breast cancer research at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Run or walk through one of Roseville's oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods. Participants of all abilities are welcome at this fun event.

The Placer Breast Cancer Endowment, formed in July 2005, has raised $1.5 million to endow a Breast Cancer Chair at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. The group, which includes breast cancer survivors and community volunteers, continues to fund raise to support local breast cancer research.


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Free healing arts workshop Writing as Healing
Writing as Healing workshop © 2010 UC Regents

Dates: Wednesdays, through Sept. 24, 2014
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: 4800 2nd Ave, FSSB Bldg., Boardroom 2020, Sacramento

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center strives to meet the needs of those facing cancer, including the need for self-expression and inner healing. In response, the center’s Outreach Research and Education Program offers Writing As Healing sessions for those affected by cancer and other serious illnesses or injuries.

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.

Writing sessions are facilitated by a trained workshop leader to create a safe, welcoming environment for patients, staff, caregivers and community members.

Pre-registration required: contact Patricia Robinson by email or by phone at 916-734-0823.

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Sponsored by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Outreach Research & Educational Program


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.



Farmers Market

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Dates: Thursdays, through October 30, 2014
3 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Corner of 45th and Y Streets, Sacramento


  • Seasonal fruits and vegetables from local,
  • certified and organic farms
  • Artisan cheeses, grass-fed beef, eggs and specialty items
  • Recipes, tastings, demonstrations and health tips
  • Entertainment
  • Open to the public

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The farmers market will be operated by BeMoneySmartUSA, a nonprofit financial
literacy and entrepreneurship program for teens.


Support group meetings

Brain Tumor Support Group
Date: first Thursday of the month
7 to 9 p.m.
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, UC Davis Health System, 4860 Y St., Room 3015, Sacramento
A group offering emotional support and educational programs for brain tumor patients, their families, and friends.
Karen A. Smith, R.N., 916-734-5613

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: Cheryl Johnson, 916-929-4720 ext.19

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

Lung Cancer Chat Room
Date: third Thursday of every month
Time: Temporarily suspended
Location: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology conference room, 4501 X St.
An interactive meeting of learning and support for patients, families, friends and caregivers affected by lung cancer. The Lung Cancer Chat Room provides a time for education, sharing and an opportunity to connect face-to-face with people who can relate to the realities of lung cancer.  Special guest speakers are invited to give presentations on topics of interest to patients.  Educational and support materials are also provided.
Contact: Jena Cooreman, L.C.S.W., 916-734-5198
Proudly sponsored by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

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,