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Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, May 23, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Virtual Physical Activity Group for Breast Cancer Survivors

Cancer Support Groups This group meets virtually each month to help motivate and inspire breast cancer survivors to move. This group meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 7pm, offering space to support participants to become more active by setting realistic and achievable physical activity goals. A medical waiver will be required for this group. Once the medical waiver is returned, I will send a link to our monthly virtual meeting. For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Doris Piccinin at doris.piccinin@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, May 23, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? You have maybe heard about Reiki but aren’t sure what it is? During the Reiki circle I will provide a sacred, safe space. All you need to bring is an openness to just be and an openness to receive Reiki. We will talk a bit about what Reiki is, where it comes from, how when it is used as an integrative modality it can contribute to your wellbeing. Take some time out of your day to come home to yourself, to reset, to feel nourished, balanced, clear minded and calm.  Circle will be held the 3rd + 4th Tuesdays of the month @ 1pm for Patients and Families. Please contact Danica at Danica.Arizola@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with any questions. Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

LGBTQ Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups The LGBT Cancer support group offers a supportive, confidential space for any LGBT identifying patients with a cancer diagnosis. Offered monthly through a virtual platform, it is facilitated by an LGBT identified oncology social worker. Contact Kayla at 215.662.8785 or Kayla.hilliard@pennmedicine.upenn.edu to register or request more information. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered biweekly, this hour-long group meets virtually, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12-1 pm. For more information, please contact Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Nurses. Penn Medicine Employees. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Circle of Support

Cancer Support Groups A new group for family & friends of those with a brain tumor for connection, understanding & resources in a supportive environment. This group is co-facilitated by neuro-oncology social workers in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology. For more information, contact Amanda at 215.662.3997 This group takes place on the Fourth Wednesday of the month at 3 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. General Public. Caregivers. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Newly Diagnosed Patients - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group will offer patients who are within 6 months of diagnosis a safe, supportive space to connect and share on the changes and adjustments they are experiencing related to diagnosis and treatment. The group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support. For more information: Please contact Tiffany at 267.496.2480. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, May 26, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Neuroendocrine Tumor Group

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group open to any person that has been diagnosed with a Neuroendocrine Tumor and their adult family, friends and caregivers. The group offers education presentations and networking. Held monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1-3pm. For more information, please contact Diann at 215.614.1863. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Caregivers. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, May 26, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 2-3 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, May 26, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, May 26, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adults Living with Oral and Head and Neck Cancers

Cancer Support Groups Group is open to adults living with Oral Head and Neck cancer at any stage of treatment or recovery. Family members welcome. Meet, connect and share with other Oral Head and Neck cancer patients. Occurs the first Thursday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm beginning November 2021. This virtual meeting will take place online through BlueJeans video conference. For more information or to register, please contact Courtney at courtney.bresler-nowak@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or 215-605-5304. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, June 2, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 2 - 3pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, June 2, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, June 2, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

For Women Only - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is “for women only.” It will offer women patients with any diagnosis of cancer a safe, supportive space to connect and share about the experience of having cancer. We will also be able to talk about treatment, side effects, and the effects on children, family and friends. We will talk about how cancer affects important relationships in your life. This group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support and guidance. For more information: Please contact Courtney at 215.605.5304. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, June 6, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Family & Friends - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members and friends (age 18+) to join at anytime. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the first & third Mondays of the month from 1 pm to 2 pm. For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. General Public. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, June 6, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered biweekly, this hour-long group meets virtually, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12-1 pm. For more information, please contact Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Nurses. Penn Medicine Employees. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Penn Medicine + Unite for HER at Home VIRTUAL WELLNESS DAYS

Cancer Support Groups Join Unite For HER (UFH) wellness team and care providers as they share the benefits of integrative therapies with the intention to educate, empower and restore you. In this interactive online event, you will have the opportunity to hear from Penn Medicine specialists, and engage with the UFH community. You’ll learn about UFH’s services which include: medical acupuncture, oncology, massage, yoga, reiki, counseling, + whole food nutrition. All program participants receive a HER Care Box containing educational resources, healing and healthy self-care products, and the UFH Wellness Passport. * Participation is for women who have been diagnosed with the last 18 months, are living with metastatic disease, or have had a recurrence. TO REGISTER: Visit uniteforher.org/applypenn and fill out the application. Once you receive your HER Care Box in the mail, you will also receive emails from the UFH team about your upcoming Virtual Wellness Day. You will be prompted to register for the Wellness Day via Zoom. For more… Location: Online. Cancer Type: Breast Cancer. Ovarian Cancer. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Other. Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit uniteforher.org.

Mesothelioma Virtual Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This support group offers a positive space for patients with a Mesothelioma diagnosis. Meeting via a secure telecommunication platform, this group is a safe space for patients to congregate and provide and receive support. Topics range from family and relationships issues, coping with the disease and symptoms, resources, work/life balance, and more. For more information, please contact Kayla at 215.662.8785. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, June 9, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 2-3 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, June 9, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Community Health Fair

All are welcome to join us for a community wellness and cancer prevention event for West Philadelphia community! Attend for a chance to win an iPad! FREE health screenings on-site: • Breast Cancer Screening (Advanced 3D Mammograms from Siemens Healthineers) • At-home colon cancer screening kits • Prostate Cancer PSA Screening • Lung Cancer Risk Assessment • Family Cancer Risk Assessment • Health Insurance Coverage Counseling Pre-registration for screenings are encouraged. Walk-ups are available. No insurance required. . Location: Other. Building/Floor: Location: 6150 Cedar Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143. Audience: General Public. Sponsor: Radiology. Type of Event: Health Screening. Patient Education. Other. Sunday, June 12, 2022, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Free Mammography Clinic

Schedule a free breast cancer screening! Don’t delay, early detection saves lives. Details to know: • Advanced 3D breast imaging technology powered by Siemens Healthineers • The screening exam takes less than 10 minutes • Individuals must be aged 40 and above • Free breast cancer screening • Registration encouraged but walk-in’s are welcome! • Private changing rooms • Spanish translation available Call to register: 267- 414 - 2205 . Location: Other. Building/Floor: W.C. Bryant Promise Academy 6001 Cedar Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143. Audience: General Public. Sponsor: Radiology. Type of Event: Health Screening. Sunday, June 12, 2022, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Free Mammography Clinic

Schedule a free breast cancer screening! Don’t delay, early detection saves lives. Details to know: • Advanced 3D breast imaging technology powered by Siemens Healthineers • The screening exam takes less than 10 minutes • Individuals must be aged 40 and above • Free breast cancer screening • Registration encouraged but walk-in’s are welcome! • Private changing rooms • Spanish translation available Call to register: 267- 414 - 2205 . Location: Other. Building/Floor: W.C. Bryant Promise Academy 6001 Cedar Avenue Phiadelphia, PA 19143. Audience: General Public. Sponsor: Radiology. Type of Event: Health Screening. Monday, June 13, 2022, 11:00 AM – Friday, June 17, 2022, 6:00 PM.

Living with Breast Cancer

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is open to all individuals with a breast cancer diagnosis to gather and share experiences in a supportive space.  Led by oncology social workers, the group will also provide resources and encouragement for coping with diagnosis and treatment. It will be held the second Tuesday of each month, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm via Bluejeans. For more information, please contact Erin at 215.360.0575. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Young Adults with Advanced Cancer

Cancer Support Groups Finding out you have cancer at a young age is hard. You are not alone. Please join our young adults with cancer networking virtual group to meet other young adults, ages 18 - 45 who are coping with advanced stage cancer. The group is led by oncology social workers and provides a safe space to network with others, to exchange support, and to learn practical information and helpful resources. This group takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For more information: Please contact Courtney at 215.605.5304. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients and/or Caregivers)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11 am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Focus on Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Advances in Treatment and Cutting Edge Research

Focus on Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Advances in Treatment and Cutting Edge Research conference is designed to address the personal and medical issues facing those with Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC), their families, loved ones and caregivers (non-healthcare providers). Location: Virtual. Cancer Type: Thyroid Cancer. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Conference. Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 2 - 3pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, June 16, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Prostate Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Group meets virtually on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30pm - 6:00pm in the evening.   For more information or to sign up, please contact Neal at 215-349-8183. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, June 16, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Mammography Clinic

Schedule a free breast cancer screening! Don’t delay, early detection saves lives. Details to know: • Advanced 3D breast imaging technology powered by Siemens Healthineers • The screening exam takes less than 10 minutes • Individuals must be aged 40 and above • Free breast cancer screening • Registration encouraged but walk-in’s are welcome! • Private changing rooms • Spanish translation available Call to register: 267- 414 - 2205 . Location: Other. Building/Floor: W.C. Bryant Promise Academy 6001 Cedar Avenue Phiadelphia, PA 19143. Audience: General Public. Sponsor: Radiology. Type of Event: Health Screening. Monday, June 20, 2022, 11:00 AM – Friday, June 24, 2022, 6:00 PM.

Family & Friends - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members and friends (age 18+) to join at anytime. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the first & third Mondays of the month from 1 pm to 2 pm. For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. General Public. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, June 20, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, June 20, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? You have maybe heard about Reiki but aren’t sure what it is? During the Reiki circle I will provide a sacred, safe space. All you need to bring is an openness to just be and an openness to receive Reiki. We will talk a bit about what Reiki is, where it comes from, how when it is used as an integrative modality it can contribute to your wellbeing. Take some time out of your day to come home to yourself, to reset, to feel nourished, balanced, clear minded and calm.  Circle will be held the 3rd + 4th Tuesdays of the month @ 1pm for Patients and Families. Please contact Danica at Danica.Arizola@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with any questions. Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Other. Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

GSPP Lymphedema Virtual Support Group

Cancer Support Groups The Lymphedema Support Group at Good Shepherd Penn Partners provides a safe place for anyone dealing with lymphedema as the result of impaired lymph system from birth or from an injury or illness. The group is run by certified lymphedema therapists who understand the challenges limb swelling can present. During monthly meetings, we’ll discuss ways to minimize symptoms and enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from each other’s experiences. To register, please email GSPPLymphSupportGroup@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. This group takes place on the Third Tuesday of the month from  5:00 to 6:30 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Good Sheppard Penn Partners. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Cancer Survivors Day

Cancer Support Groups Celebrating Cancer Survivors A presentation featuring survivor speakers, Oskar Lindblom of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Kimberly Reed, author and speaker. This is an annual event which also features our clinicians who will speak about current treatment and programs for cancer patients at the Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. This celebration will also feature music and inspirational words for our patients and caregivers. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Penn Medicine Clinical Providers and Administrative/Ancillary Staff. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered biweekly, this hour-long group meets virtually, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12-1 pm. For more information, please contact Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Nurses. Penn Medicine Employees. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Circle of Support

Cancer Support Groups A new group for family & friends of those with a brain tumor for connection, understanding & resources in a supportive environment. This group is co-facilitated by neuro-oncology social workers in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology. For more information, contact Amanda at 215.662.3997 This group takes place on the Fourth Wednesday of the month at 3 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. General Public. Caregivers. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Newly Diagnosed Patients - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group will offer patients who are within 6 months of diagnosis a safe, supportive space to connect and share on the changes and adjustments they are experiencing related to diagnosis and treatment. The group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support. For more information: Please contact Tiffany at 267.496.2480. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, June 23, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Neuroendocrine Tumor Group

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group open to any person that has been diagnosed with a Neuroendocrine Tumor and their adult family, friends and caregivers. The group offers education presentations and networking. Held monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1-3pm. For more information, please contact Diann at 215.614.1863. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Caregivers. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, June 23, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 2-3 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, June 23, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, June 23, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, June 27, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Virtual Physical Activity Group for Breast Cancer Survivors

Cancer Support Groups This group meets virtually each month to help motivate and inspire breast cancer survivors to move. This group meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 7pm, offering space to support participants to become more active by setting realistic and achievable physical activity goals. A medical waiver will be required for this group. Once the medical waiver is returned, I will send a link to our monthly virtual meeting. For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Doris Piccinin at doris.piccinin@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, June 27, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? You have maybe heard about Reiki but aren’t sure what it is? During the Reiki circle I will provide a sacred, safe space. All you need to bring is an openness to just be and an openness to receive Reiki. We will talk a bit about what Reiki is, where it comes from, how when it is used as an integrative modality it can contribute to your wellbeing. Take some time out of your day to come home to yourself, to reset, to feel nourished, balanced, clear minded and calm.  Circle will be held the 3rd + 4th Tuesdays of the month @ 1pm for Patients and Families. Please contact Danica at Danica.Arizola@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with any questions. Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

LGBTQ Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups The LGBT Cancer support group offers a supportive, confidential space for any LGBT identifying patients with a cancer diagnosis. Offered monthly through a virtual platform, it is facilitated by an LGBT identified oncology social worker. Contact Kayla at 215.662.8785 or Kayla.hilliard@pennmedicine.upenn.edu to register or request more information. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, June 30, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

For Women Only - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is “for women only.” It will offer women patients with any diagnosis of cancer a safe, supportive space to connect and share about the experience of having cancer. We will also be able to talk about treatment, side effects, and the effects on children, family and friends. We will talk about how cancer affects important relationships in your life. This group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support and guidance. For more information: Please contact Courtney at 215.605.5304. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, July 4, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Family & Friends - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members and friends (age 18+) to join at anytime. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the first & third Mondays of the month from 1 pm to 2 pm. For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. General Public. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, July 4, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adults Living with Oral and Head and Neck Cancers

Cancer Support Groups Group is open to adults living with Oral Head and Neck cancer at any stage of treatment or recovery. Family members welcome. Meet, connect and share with other Oral Head and Neck cancer patients. Occurs the first Thursday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm beginning November 2021. This virtual meeting will take place online through BlueJeans video conference. For more information or to register, please contact Courtney at courtney.bresler-nowak@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or 215-605-5304. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, July 7, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 2 - 3pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, July 7, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, July 7, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, July 11, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Living with Breast Cancer

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is open to all individuals with a breast cancer diagnosis to gather and share experiences in a supportive space.  Led by oncology social workers, the group will also provide resources and encouragement for coping with diagnosis and treatment. It will be held the second Tuesday of each month, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm via Bluejeans. For more information, please contact Erin at 215.360.0575. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Young Adults with Advanced Cancer

Cancer Support Groups Finding out you have cancer at a young age is hard. You are not alone. Please join our young adults with cancer networking virtual group to meet other young adults, ages 18 - 45 who are coping with advanced stage cancer. The group is led by oncology social workers and provides a safe space to network with others, to exchange support, and to learn practical information and helpful resources. This group takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For more information: Please contact Courtney at 215.605.5304. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered biweekly, this hour-long group meets virtually, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12-1 pm. For more information, please contact Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Nurses. Penn Medicine Employees. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Mesothelioma Virtual Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This support group offers a positive space for patients with a Mesothelioma diagnosis. Meeting via a secure telecommunication platform, this group is a safe space for patients to congregate and provide and receive support. Topics range from family and relationships issues, coping with the disease and symptoms, resources, work/life balance, and more. For more information, please contact Kayla at 215.662.8785. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 2-3 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Family & Friends - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members and friends (age 18+) to join at anytime. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the first & third Mondays of the month from 1 pm to 2 pm. For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. General Public. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, July 18, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, July 18, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? You have maybe heard about Reiki but aren’t sure what it is? During the Reiki circle I will provide a sacred, safe space. All you need to bring is an openness to just be and an openness to receive Reiki. We will talk a bit about what Reiki is, where it comes from, how when it is used as an integrative modality it can contribute to your wellbeing. Take some time out of your day to come home to yourself, to reset, to feel nourished, balanced, clear minded and calm.  Circle will be held the 3rd + 4th Tuesdays of the month @ 1pm for Patients and Families. Please contact Danica at Danica.Arizola@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with any questions. Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Other. Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

GSPP Lymphedema Virtual Support Group

Cancer Support Groups The Lymphedema Support Group at Good Shepherd Penn Partners provides a safe place for anyone dealing with lymphedema as the result of impaired lymph system from birth or from an injury or illness. The group is run by certified lymphedema therapists who understand the challenges limb swelling can present. During monthly meetings, we’ll discuss ways to minimize symptoms and enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from each other’s experiences. To register, please email GSPPLymphSupportGroup@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. This group takes place on the Third Tuesday of the month from  5:00 to 6:30 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Good Sheppard Penn Partners. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients and/or Caregivers)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11 am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 2 - 3pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, July 21, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, July 21, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Prostate Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Group meets virtually on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30pm - 6:00pm in the evening.   For more information or to sign up, please contact Neal at 215-349-8183. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, July 21, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, July 25, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Virtual Physical Activity Group for Breast Cancer Survivors

Cancer Support Groups This group meets virtually each month to help motivate and inspire breast cancer survivors to move. This group meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 7pm, offering space to support participants to become more active by setting realistic and achievable physical activity goals. A medical waiver will be required for this group. Once the medical waiver is returned, I will send a link to our monthly virtual meeting. For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Doris Piccinin at doris.piccinin@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, July 25, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? You have maybe heard about Reiki but aren’t sure what it is? During the Reiki circle I will provide a sacred, safe space. All you need to bring is an openness to just be and an openness to receive Reiki. We will talk a bit about what Reiki is, where it comes from, how when it is used as an integrative modality it can contribute to your wellbeing. Take some time out of your day to come home to yourself, to reset, to feel nourished, balanced, clear minded and calm.  Circle will be held the 3rd + 4th Tuesdays of the month @ 1pm for Patients and Families. Please contact Danica at Danica.Arizola@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with any questions. Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

LGBTQ Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups The LGBT Cancer support group offers a supportive, confidential space for any LGBT identifying patients with a cancer diagnosis. Offered monthly through a virtual platform, it is facilitated by an LGBT identified oncology social worker. Contact Kayla at 215.662.8785 or Kayla.hilliard@pennmedicine.upenn.edu to register or request more information. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered biweekly, this hour-long group meets virtually, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12-1 pm. For more information, please contact Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Nurses. Penn Medicine Employees. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Circle of Support

Cancer Support Groups A new group for family & friends of those with a brain tumor for connection, understanding & resources in a supportive environment. This group is co-facilitated by neuro-oncology social workers in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology. For more information, contact Amanda at 215.662.3997 This group takes place on the Fourth Wednesday of the month at 3 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. General Public. Caregivers. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Newly Diagnosed Patients - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group will offer patients who are within 6 months of diagnosis a safe, supportive space to connect and share on the changes and adjustments they are experiencing related to diagnosis and treatment. The group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support. For more information: Please contact Tiffany at 267.496.2480. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, July 28, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Neuroendocrine Tumor Group

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group open to any person that has been diagnosed with a Neuroendocrine Tumor and their adult family, friends and caregivers. The group offers education presentations and networking. Held monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1-3pm. For more information, please contact Diann at 215.614.1863. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Caregivers. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, July 28, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 2-3 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, July 28, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, July 28, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

For Women Only - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is “for women only.” It will offer women patients with any diagnosis of cancer a safe, supportive space to connect and share about the experience of having cancer. We will also be able to talk about treatment, side effects, and the effects on children, family and friends. We will talk about how cancer affects important relationships in your life. This group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support and guidance. For more information: Please contact Courtney at 215.605.5304. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, August 1, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Family & Friends - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members and friends (age 18+) to join at anytime. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the first & third Mondays of the month from 1 pm to 2 pm. For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. General Public. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, August 1, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, August 1, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adults Living with Oral and Head and Neck Cancers

Cancer Support Groups Group is open to adults living with Oral Head and Neck cancer at any stage of treatment or recovery. Family members welcome. Meet, connect and share with other Oral Head and Neck cancer patients. Occurs the first Thursday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm beginning November 2021. This virtual meeting will take place online through BlueJeans video conference. For more information or to register, please contact Courtney at courtney.bresler-nowak@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or 215-605-5304. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 4, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 2 - 3pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 4, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, August 4, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, August 8, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Living with Breast Cancer

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is open to all individuals with a breast cancer diagnosis to gather and share experiences in a supportive space.  Led by oncology social workers, the group will also provide resources and encouragement for coping with diagnosis and treatment. It will be held the second Tuesday of each month, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm via Bluejeans. For more information, please contact Erin at 215.360.0575. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Young Adults with Advanced Cancer

Cancer Support Groups Finding out you have cancer at a young age is hard. You are not alone. Please join our young adults with cancer networking virtual group to meet other young adults, ages 18 - 45 who are coping with advanced stage cancer. The group is led by oncology social workers and provides a safe space to network with others, to exchange support, and to learn practical information and helpful resources. This group takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For more information: Please contact Courtney at 215.605.5304. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered biweekly, this hour-long group meets virtually, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12-1 pm. For more information, please contact Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Nurses. Penn Medicine Employees. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Mesothelioma Virtual Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This support group offers a positive space for patients with a Mesothelioma diagnosis. Meeting via a secure telecommunication platform, this group is a safe space for patients to congregate and provide and receive support. Topics range from family and relationships issues, coping with the disease and symptoms, resources, work/life balance, and more. For more information, please contact Kayla at 215.662.8785. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 2-3 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Family & Friends - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members and friends (age 18+) to join at anytime. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the first & third Mondays of the month from 1 pm to 2 pm. For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. General Public. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, August 15, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, August 15, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? You have maybe heard about Reiki but aren’t sure what it is? During the Reiki circle I will provide a sacred, safe space. All you need to bring is an openness to just be and an openness to receive Reiki. We will talk a bit about what Reiki is, where it comes from, how when it is used as an integrative modality it can contribute to your wellbeing. Take some time out of your day to come home to yourself, to reset, to feel nourished, balanced, clear minded and calm.  Circle will be held the 3rd + 4th Tuesdays of the month @ 1pm for Patients and Families. Please contact Danica at Danica.Arizola@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with any questions. Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Other. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

GSPP Lymphedema Virtual Support Group

Cancer Support Groups The Lymphedema Support Group at Good Shepherd Penn Partners provides a safe place for anyone dealing with lymphedema as the result of impaired lymph system from birth or from an injury or illness. The group is run by certified lymphedema therapists who understand the challenges limb swelling can present. During monthly meetings, we’ll discuss ways to minimize symptoms and enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from each other’s experiences. To register, please email GSPPLymphSupportGroup@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. This group takes place on the Third Tuesday of the month from  5:00 to 6:30 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Good Sheppard Penn Partners. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients and/or Caregivers)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11 am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 2 - 3pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Prostate Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Group meets virtually on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30pm - 6:00pm in the evening.   For more information or to sign up, please contact Neal at 215-349-8183. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information or to register, call 215-242-1366 or email Michelle Stortz at M@MichelleStortz.com. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, August 22, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Virtual Physical Activity Group for Breast Cancer Survivors

Cancer Support Groups This group meets virtually each month to help motivate and inspire breast cancer survivors to move. This group meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 7pm, offering space to support participants to become more active by setting realistic and achievable physical activity goals. A medical waiver will be required for this group. Once the medical waiver is returned, I will send a link to our monthly virtual meeting. For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Doris Piccinin at doris.piccinin@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, August 22, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.