Calendar of Events

Many cancer patients describe diagnosis, treatment and survivorship as a journey. At times, this journey can be confusing and overwhelming. With UNC Cancer Care, you are not alone. Support groups, social gatherings and educational opportunities for patients and their families are just some of the ways that we are here to support you.

View the Fall 2014 Cancer Support Calendar

Recurring Events

Cancer Transitions: Fall Session

Cancer Transitions is a free 4-week workshop designed to help cancer survivors and caregivers make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.  Expert panelist including physicians, nutritionists, nurses, and fitness experts will discuss topics such as: physical activity, stress reduction, and healthy eating. 

When: Thursday evenings, October 2 - 23, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
WhereCarolina Pointe II, 6011 Farrington Road, 
3rd Floor, Suite 304, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Register:  
Contact Liz Sherwood, Call: 919.843.5069 or emailelizabeth_sherwood@med.unc.edu

Living Well with Advanced Cancer

When: Mondays, September 20 - October 20, 2014, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where:  Carolina Pointe II, 6011 Farrington Road
              
3rd Floor, Suite 304, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
More information: Call Pam Durham at (919) 843-0935 or email her at

Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Caregivers Support Group

When: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: BMT Lounge, 4th Floor, N.C. Cancer Hospital
About: For caregivers of UNC’s BMT Unit patients

Breast Cancer Support for Young Women

When: First Tuesday of each Month, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Carolina Pointe II
About: For women ages 18-45 with breast cancer

Caregiver Conversations

When: Second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: Patient and Family Resource Center
About: For caregivers to meet and share stories through planned topics and social time.

Friday Family Coffee

When: Fridays, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Patient and Family Resource Center
About: For UNC Cancer Care patients and caregivers to meet for coffee. Arts & crafts also available.

I CANcer: Hematology/Oncology Adolescent and Parent Support Groups

When: Second Wednesday of the month from 5:00—6:15 p.m.
Where:  Pediatric Oncology Clinic, 1st floor, N.C. Cancer Hospital
About:  Photography for ages 12 & up, who have been treated at UNC for cancer or blood disorders. Pizza, drinks and cameras are provided. Parents meet separately. Call 919-966-4775 for more information.

Legal Clinic (Free)

When: Second and fourth Friday of each month, 9 a.m. to noon.
Where: Patient and Family Resource Center, N.C. Cancer Hospital
About: A free legal clinic for UNC cancer patients and their care givers, staffed by UNC law students and volunteer attorneys, providing assistance with preparing powers of attorney and living wills. Call Cindy Rogers at 919-445-5414 for more information.

Lymphedema Prevention Class

When: First Wednesday of each month, 1-2:00 p.m.
Where: Carolina Pointe II
About: For patients at risk for lymphedema. Call 919-957-6600 to RSVP.
View Lymphedema Management Self-­‐Care Workbook  © Adobe pdf file

Mindfully Living

When: Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Carolina Pointe II
About: An intro to mindfulness, a skill used to improve health. Call 919-966-3494 to register. 

Morning of Beauty

When: Third Monday of each month, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    
Where: Patient and Family Resource Center
About: The Look Good, Feel Better program explores beauty strategies for female patients. Call 919-843-0680 to reserve your spot.

Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

When: Third Thursday of each month, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Patient and Family Resource Center
About: For UNC Cancer Care patients and caregivers to learn about nutrition in cancer. Call 919-966-3494 for topics.

Support Program for Single Fathers

When: Third Monday of each month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Carolina Pointe II
About: For fathers who are single parents due to cancer. Pizza/drinks provided. Children are welcome. Call 919-445-5414 to RSVP. View website.

Triangle Bladder Cancer Support

When: Second Tuesday of each month, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Carolina Pointe II
About: For bladder cancer patients and caregivers

UNC Cancer Care Massages

When: Every Tuesday by appointment
Where: Carolina Pointe II
About: UNC Cancer Care outpatients and caregivers can get 2 free, one hour massages. Call 919-957-6600 to make an appointment.

UNC Cancer Care Partial Body Massages

When: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment
Where: Patient & Family Resource Center
About: UNC Cancer Care patients and caregivers can get 15 - 30 minute, partial body massages. Call 919-843-0680 for an appointment. Inpatients and caregivers of inpatients may ask their nurse to request an appointment.

Writing and Healing for Caregivers

When: Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Where: Starbucks Conference Room, N.C. Cancer Hospital
About: A writing workshop for UNC Cancer Care caregivers. No experience is needed. Bring your own lunch. For more information, call 919-966-0716 or email .

Yoga

When: Every Monday and Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
Where: Carolina Pointe II
About: For patients, survivors and caregivers.
Cost is $5. Scholarships available. Call 919-966-3494 for details.