Support in Your Community

There are a lot of resources available to you right here in our community.

Emotional Support

Splash of Color (SOC) is a breast cancer support group that assist survivors of color

Splash of Color award recipients (from L-R): ShanQuiesha Robinson, Cathy Ketton and Nissha Walker.

Splash of Color award recipients (from L-R): ShanQuiesha Robinson, Cathy Ketton and Nissha Walker.

with necessary resources, education, and support. SOC meets the second Thursday of February, May, August, and November. Meetings are held at the Waterloo Public Library, 415 Commercial Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50702 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Light refreshments are served (child care is available if prearranged). Contact Cathy Ketton 319-493-8857 or cathy_ketton@yahoo.com for more information.

Splash of Color’s Cathy Ketton and her daughters were featured in Iowa Cancer Consortium video series. Follow this link to watch their story. http://www.canceriowa.org/iowacancerstories.aspx

Care and Share: Support group for anyone dealing with cancer (Waterloo)– This local support group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Covenant Cancer Treatment Center, 200 East Ridgeway Avenue, Waterloo, IA. This group is facilitated by an oncology social worker

Reach to Recovery (available anywhere) – Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, trained breast cancer survivors visit one-on-one with breast cancer patients to share information and provide support during the cancer journey. For more information call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/SupportProgramsServices/reach-to-recovery

 

Physical Support

Cancer Transitions Program  (Waterloo) is a six week program provided by Covenant Cancer Treatment Center. It is designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. The program is held every Tuesday evening for six weeks from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Covenant Cancer Treatment Center, 200 East Ridgeway Avenue in Waterloo. Cost is just $10 for all six sessions. Anyone is welcome. This program is not exclusively for patients who received treatment at the Covenant Cancer Treatment Center. Expert panelists will include fitness experts, a nutritionist and an RN educator who will discuss various holiday-themed topics such as: Staying Active, Eating Right, and Dealing with Stress. For more information or to register for Cancer Transitions, call 319.272.1755 or visit their  website.
Look Good Feel Better is a program of the American Cancer Society. They offer group workshops as well as one-on-one consultations.
At group workshops each patient participating in a group workshop receives a free kit of cosmetics, donated by the cosmetic industry, to use as tools to learn techniques during the program and take home. A group program typically includes 6 to 10 patients and several volunteer licensed beauty professionals who conduct the workshop.
For patients who are unable to go to a group workshop, a free, one-time individual salon consultation with a volunteer cosmetologist might be available in their area. During these sessions, women use their own cosmetics to learn the same techniques taught in group sessions.
For more information about services in your area go to http://www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/look-good-feel-better or call 1-800-227-2345.

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