The Wellness Community Seeks Participants for New Support Program for Breast Cancer Patients and Loved Ones

Westlake Village, CA, November 22, 2009 --( The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura is seeking participants for a new program of support and education called “CAREing & COPEing.” This exciting 4-week program, beginning January 12, 2010, will provide education and support to people with breast cancer and loved ones. Each week a person with breast cancer and a loved one will gather to learn more about how to live through and beyond the disease, and how to feel more comfortable solving problems and communicating through the journey. The series is free of charge and is made possible by a grant from the Breast Cancer Fund of National Philanthropic Trust.

Registration is required and early registration is encouraged, as space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must register in pairs containing one breast cancer patient and one caregiver, whether spouse, sibling, child, friend or other family member. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Jodi McIntosh at (805) 379-4777.

Founded in 1982, The Wellness Community is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. In July 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the largest provider of cancer support worldwide. The combined organization is comprised of nearly 50 local affiliates, 12 affiliates in development and over 100 satellite locations. By offering professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress-reduction classes, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club continue to provide support, education and hope to all people affected by cancer.

As a local chapter, The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura serves over 3,000 community members affected by cancer each year with programs in the San Fernando Valley, and throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Programs are offered in English and Spanish. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please visit or call 805-379-4777. Give hope to a child affected by cancer: Text COMMUNITY to 90999 to donate $5 to programs for children. Standard text messaging rates apply. For full terms visit

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura
Grace Kennedy