The Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia (CSCGP) serves men, women, and children who are living with cancer, are living with a loved one’s cancer diagnosis, have lost a loved one to cancer, or who are cancer survivors. The organization offers more than 100 free social and emotional support programs each month. Programs include support groups, workshops, lectures, exercise classes, nutritional programs, art therapy programs, and purely fun social activities.
CSCGP is dual-headquartered in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia and in Warminster, Bucks County. The Warminster location, called the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia at Gilda’s Club, is located at 200 Kirk Road in Warminster.
The “Gilda’s Club” portion of the name memorializes Saturday Night Live comedian Gilda Radner. Following her own cancer diagnosis, Radner dreamed of seeing communities open throughout the country where individuals affected by cancer and their loved ones could find support from others dealing with the same experience.
The Warminster location features CSCGP’s “Noogieland” building, which houses special programs for children and teens whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Other special programs include those designed specifically for veterans affected by cancer, and “Str8 TLK About Cancer,” a support group for teenagers offered on-site at area high schools and middle schools.
The organization also operates satellite locations at St. Mary Medical Center, Doylestown Hospital, and Abington Memorial Hospital. A fourth satellite at Aria Health Torresdale will open in this year.
Since CSCGP offers all its services at no cost, it depends on the generosity and volunteerism of local individuals, businesses, and organizations.
CSCGP invites those interested in learning more about the organization to visit its website at http://www.cancersupportphiladelphia.org or to call its main number at 215.441.3290.