Optimizing the quality of life for all people living with cancer.
Cancer Lifeline Online Support Groups & Classes
All online classes and support groups are FREE for patients, survivors, and caregivers.
Check out our website for online access instructions and current program listings.
Here is a selection of featured upcoming programs:
Cooking with Cancer: Herbs & Spices Apr 21, 11 am - 12:00 pm
Nutrition to Combat Pain Apr 27, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
2021 Breakfast with Friends Surpasses Goal!
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made a contribution to this year's Breakfast with Friends helping us to raise over $275,000! Your generosity makes it possible for us to connect people in need with the support they can use.
Living with Cancer: Who am I now?
Kintsugi: The Art of Precious Scars
We have all kinds of scars that serve as a reminder of the powerful interventions our bodies are subjected to during cancer treatment. These might be the obvious surgical scars that may fade and change over time but remain, for the rest of our lives. Other physical changes such as fatigue and hair loss, appliances attached to our bodies, changes in walking, talking, or eating are also forms of scars. Related, but less obvious ‘scars’ stemming from our cancer journey are the ones that aren’t so obvious to the naked eye but are quite possibly the most debilitating. The mental and emotional impacts of cancer and its treatment may have also scarred us in more subtle ways. Read more.
What Cancer Patients Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccinations
Wed, April 21 3:00- 4:30pm

Join us as Dr. Wald discusses the latest data about the COVID-19 Vaccines, their efficacy, and safety for people living with cancer. If you have lingering questions, attend this informative online presentation.
Register here or call (206) 280-4684.

Dr. Anna Wald MD, MPH is the Head of Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases & Director and Professor of the Virology Research Clinic at University of Washington Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Celebrating Our Amazing Volunteers
We thank you for generously giving your time and talents, helping us fulfill our mission of optimizing the lives of all people living with cancer. A sincere heart of gratitude goes to each one of our incredible volunteers who make our programs possible.
Meet Linda Portnoy, MA.
Meditation Series Instructor

"Meditation is something everyone can do and does not require any one posture or set of beliefs. The practice of meditation brings extraordinary benefits to health and daily life. We connect to that part of ourselves that is not our job or the different roles we play; we experience a deeper and more compassionate connection to our heart and body".
Our Friend Eric
Eric Schwortz was a great friend and true advocate for Cancer Lifeline. His family recently made a generous gift in his memory to Cancer Lifeline's Breakfast with Friends online fundraiser.

Read here to learn about Eric in the words of some of the people who knew him best.

Our thanks to the Schwortz family for their generous Matching Gift to this year's online fundraiser, Breakfast with Friends.
"The nutrition and exercise classes offer a wealth of helpful information with some much-needed motivation as well.” - CL Class Participant
Get Ready for GiveBig May 4 & 5

When we all give together, we GiveBig! Join us on May 4 & 5 for two days of online giving. Your gift can help Cancer Lifeline help optimize the lives of people living with cancer. Learn more.
Our Sponsors Make It Possible
Cancer Lifeline is grateful for the leadership and support of the following 2021 Sponsors.
Swedish Cancer Institute has been a steady sponsor of Cancer Lifeline's events for several years. Cancer Lifeline works alongside Swedish to help advance the field of emotional support for people living with cancer. Our heartfelt thanks for their continued sponsorship.
Cancer Lifeline's relationship with the University of Washington goes back to 1973 when members of the UW faculty sat down with our founder Gloria Gutkowski to talk about the lack of emotional support programs for cancer patients and what might be done about it. Cancer Lifeline salutes UW Medicine for their ongoing support of our events and welcomes them back for 2021.
A longtime sponsor of our Breakfast, The Commerce Bank of Washington has been supporting Cancer Lifeline since 1995. Several bank staff members have served on our board, including Steven Gerlock, Cancer Lifeline board member, and Susan Finneran, who now sits on our Advisory Board. We are grateful for The Commerce Bank of Washington's ongoing partnership.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's, and UW Medicine. We are grateful for their support of our programs and for the guidance and leadership of our current SCCA board members Tiffany Courtnage, Andy Peet, and Cathy Taketa.
Over 16 years ago, Cancer Lifeline was invited to host a support group at EvergreenHealth. That was just the beginning of our strong partnership. Cancer Lifeline thanks Evergreen for their continued support.

Reaching as far back as 2006, Pathstone (formerly Cornerstone Advisors) has been a steadfast sponsor of Cancer Lifeline's events. Our thanks to Cancer Lifeline Advisory Board Member Dave Drews and Pathstone for their continued leadership.
Dedicated to promoting the economic benefits of life science business and research for Washington state's economy and patients around the world, We Work For Health seeks to educate our elected leaders, the news media, and the communities they serve about these key contributions. Cancer Lifeline welcomes We Work for Health Washington back as a 2021 sponsor.
We began our formal hospital partnership with Overlake Medical Center in September of 2017, but our relationship reaches back to 2004 when Cancer Lifeline had office space in Bellevue. We are grateful for Overlake's ongoing support of our events.
One of Cancer lifeline's newest hospital partners, Virginia Mason Cancer Institute has locations in both downtown Seattle and Federal Way. Cancer Lifeline is grateful for Virginia Mason's sponsorship of our events.

Lilly has been a long-time sponsor of Cancer Lifeline's Breakfast with Friends, starting back when it was still a Luncheon. We are grateful for their steadfast support of our fundraising events over the years and look forward to many more.


Thanks to the leadership of Ben Hicks, our current board president, Cancer Lifeline welcomes Soundmark Wealth Management as a new sponsor in 2021.
Cancer Lifeline welcomes AAA Fire Protection as a new event sponsor in 20201. AAA Fire Protection helps ensure the safety of Cancer Lifeline's headquarters, the Dorothy O'Brien Center.



On the recommendation of our board member Sue Drummond, Michael Weichbrodt with Morgan Stanley joins Cancer Lifeline's group of 2021 Sponsors.


This year's Breakfast with Friends is sponsored by HomeLight, an innovative online real estate company dedicated to providing equitable solutions for all people interested in buying or selling a home.
We have counted on ROI Technology Inc. to keep us safe, secure, and active on the internet since 2015. Cancer Lifeline salutes ROI Technology for their ongoing support of our events.