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Cancer Wellness Goes Online

All programs and services are suspended until further notice.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we have suspended our programs in all hospitals and clinics until further notice.  As soon as we are advised that it is safe for patients and our volunteers to resume programming, we will be up and running, bringing comfort and care to people as they receive outpatient chemotherapy treatment.

Until then, please visit our Facebook page, where we provide a `virtual’ program of links to inform, entertain, help you with self care and comfort you during these unusual times.

Virtual Online Programs


The photos from our 2019 OC 5k are ready to view!

Thank you to all of our participants, volunteers, speakers, and everyone else who helped make this event a success.  We are overwhelmed with the response we got this year and are grateful for your support!

View 2019 Photos

2020 Race Details



photo of woman with a coffee cupCancer Wellness Connections is a non-profit that brings comfort to people with cancer and chronic illness, by way of providing them with wellness-based activities as they are receiving outpatient chemotherapy. From Reiki, massage, meditation, exercise tips, manicures, to books and games, our program’s services align with ways that the National Cancer Institute suggest coping with the effects of cancer. Our goal is not only to make you more at ease during treatment, but to help you focus on the control you retain regardless of diagnosis—and your ability to continue to live an enriched and fulfilling life.

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” ~World Health Organization’s 1948 Constitution

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    Services we provide to you – all free of charge!

Cancer Wellness Connections is an independent program bringing activities to all people receiving outpatient infusion treatment at 6 Rochester-area clinics. Regardless of type of cancer or chronic illness, regardless of age or gender, these services are available to you and your accompanying support people.

Our program not only designed to comfort and help you within the confines of the infusion room, but also give you tips and techniques that help you moving forward. Focusing on ways to reduce stress, promoting mindfulness and relaxation will help not only during treatment, but beyond as you navigate your new normal.

Activities available year round, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.—12 p.m.. Check the location calendars for details.


“You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle.” ~Julian Seifte

Cancer Wellness Connections is an independent program that  touches the lives of more than 25,000 of our neighbors going through treatment for cancer or chronic illness.  Your support will have an immediate impact on making their journey a little easier.


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