Optimizing the quality of life for all people  living with cancer.
Upcoming Programs
Our Winter Catalog is out! View it online to access a full listing of our classes, presentations, and support group meeting times and locations.

Online registration is ongoing. All classes and support groups are FREE for patients, survivors, and caregivers.
Ongoing Classes
Supporting Immunity with Food hosted by UW Medical Center - Northwest at PCC, 450 NE 71st St, Seattle
Thursday, Jan 30, 11 am - 1 pm
A healthy immune system starts in the kitchen with everyday foods and plenty of herbs.
Facilitator: Ami Karnosh, MS, CN

Coping with Loss at Virginia Mason Cancer Institute - Seattle
Tuesday, Feb 4, 10 - 11 am
When we hear the word loss we often associated it with the death of someone. Come and explore different losses we face and the way in which they can impact our lives.
Facilitator: Danelle Cartun, LMHC, CMHS, C-IAYT

Gentle Movement for Stress Reduction at Highline Medical Center
Tuesday, Feb 4, 5 - 6 pm
Learn about and practice gentle exercises focused on managing and relieving stress associated with cancer. Open to patients and caregivers. All ability levels encouraged.
Facilitator: Ann Ford, Registered Yoga Teacher, CES

Strategies for Better Sleep at Overlake Medical Center
Wednesday, Feb 5, 10 - 11 am
Come learn ways to achieve a better nights sleep through practical tools and discussion.
Facilitator: Courtney Zier, MAEd, LMHCA, NCC

Life in Survivorship at UW Medicine - Valley Medical Center
Thursday, Feb 6, 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the Breast Cancer Conference Room
Completion of treatment is a major milestone that provides opportunities for personal growth as well as new challenges. In this class we will explore issues that may arise as well as ways to help manage them.
Facilitator: Angela Mullins, LMHCA

Tuesday, Feb 11, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Learn about what it takes to be a successful active listener and use those skills to navigate difficult conversations.
Facilitator: Tricia Matteson, LICSW, MSW

Managing Stress with Nutrition at Virginia Mason Cancer Institute - Federal Way
Thursday, Feb 13, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Come learn about the impacts that nutrition can have on lowering stress levels.
Facilitator: Marilyn Walls, M.S

Saturday, Feb 15, 2 - 4:30 pm
The end of treatment can affect us in unexpected ways. In this workshop, we will explore what can feel like a disorienting dilemma. We’ll use image-making, writing and guided meditation as a means of exploring identity, uncertainty, and insight.
Facilitator: Pamela Krueger
New! Family Workshop Series for Families with Children/Adolescents/Young Adults (Ages 6-18 )
Cancer Lifeline introduces a series of four workshops for families this Winter at the Dorothy O'Brien Center near Green Lake. From sand play to family songs to dramatic play to storytelling to structure building, we'll experiment with a variety of forms of creative expression to support family connection, cohesion, and rituals around topics that are sometimes difficult to engage in through oral expression alone.

Topics will include:
  • the ways individual family members experience living with cancer in the family
  • ways to strengthen and support families through the adjustment of existing or the development of new rituals
  • examining the whole family and whole self within the family and placing cancer within a context of family strengths, abilities and dreams
  • enhancing family bonds by reflecting each member's unique qualities and contributions to the family whole.

Mainly, the workshop will allow families to engage playfully with the challenges they face in a supportive environment, providing some relief and offering some new insights to strengthen internal family resources.

Workshops will be held on Saturdays, Feb. 8, Mar. 14, and Apr. 11 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
For more information, visit our web page or email Pamela Krueger pkrueger@cancerlifeline.org
Save the Date!
Breakfast with Friends
Thursday, April 23, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 AM
Bell Harbor Conference Center

You won’t want to miss Cancer Lifeline's signature fundraising Breakfast! Sign up now and bring your friends!

From CL's Program Director
Recently I saw Kelsey enjoying the current art show hanging on the walls at the Dorothy O'Brien Center. I stopped by to say hello. She told me how much she values all that we do – and she has especially benefited from both the group open studio process and the individual work she has been creating with guidance from our Cancer Lifeline volunteer facilitator. She said that she had no idea how many feelings she was truly experiencing until she began making collages and examining which each piece meant. It really opened her up to a better understanding of herself and her situation with her very ill husband. As things have deteriorated quickly for their situation, she reflected on how the programs at Cancer Lifeline meet her where she is – and she can really pick and choose what is best for her in the moment. It is wonderful for a client to know so many staff by name and truly feel the powerful impacts of the quality programs that we offer through Cancer Lifeline.

~ Meghan Wilkins Melanson, Program Director