Cancer Services held a grand reopening reception recently, showcasing the newly renovated space. The new $150K renovation was made possible by the generosity of the community and will ensure that every client’s needs and preferences are met.
Clients will be offered services in these renovated rooms:
- Welcome Center
- Wig Boutique – (updated COVID-10 policies have been implemented for this area. Check with a staff member for assistance)
- Healing Arts Space
- COMING SOON – Healthy Meal Preparation Classes in the demonstration kitchen
- Multi-purpose room
Support groups will now be held in person with a virtual option for those who wish to participate in that way. For the first time, health programs like yoga and healthy meal preparation classes will soon be offered onsite as well. Children’s programs will be expanding as Cancer Services seeks to meet the needs of more kids impacted by cancer.
The building had been closed for a number of months due to the pandemic and construction, so Cancer Services is excited to welcome back clients inside the renovated space. Everyone who comes can choose programs they feel would best fit their needs, free of charge. And Cancer Services staff members are there to assist and evaluate needs, as well.
The Miller family utilizes Cancer Service’s programs to lessen the impact of the disease. They recently shared how Cancer Services has made a difference in their lives:
“Cancer Services has been such a great resource for my family and I cannot say enough great things about it. The staff is always welcoming and ready to help with whatever you may need. We have enjoyed many events they have offered. Every month we attended activities like bowling, going to an LSU baseball game, walking around the zoo, going to the rodeo and even an annual Christmas party. Each event meant a lot to us because we were able to connect with families facing the same hardship. Also, these events were provided at no cost to the families which was a huge help. These events also gave us quality family time together. A chance to enjoy life with no worries. My kids especially enjoy Camp Care. This is a week-long day camp for the children with many fun activities. Again, this camp is offered at no cost to the families. The pandemic changed things but Cancer Services still figured out a way for all of us to connect. We attended camps virtually which was nice for me because I was able to be with my kids and see what they experience. My kids also have attended Camp Erin which is for children who have lost a loved one. My husband died suddenly and we were extremely lost at this time. Camp Erin taught us ways to deal with our grief as a family and individually. I am very grateful to Cancer Services and all they provided for myself and my children. I am very excited about the Re-opening and can’t wait for our next event!”
Thanks again Cancer Services,
The Miller Family