Greetings!

September is almost here, and with it, our program email. Our exciting lineup includes our first virtual Game Night, new exciting workshops and other interactive opportunities. Additionally, Kids Group is back, thanks to your supportive feedback. Take a look at the full schedule below.

If you are not a current WeSPARK guest, please email us at intakes@wespark.org to schedule a brief Welcome Meeting, a required first step to access our FREE programs, workshops, and support groups.

Please note that WeSPARK will be closed on September 7 in observance of Labor Day.
Virtual Game Night
Friday, September 25 at 5 PM

Join us on Friday, September 25, for an evening of fun and friendly competition at WeSPARK's virtual Game Night. Fun doesn't only make us happy it is also a healthy way to connect.

Be sure to register early to reserve your space for this sure to be popular event.
Stress and Anxiety Toolkit
Lauren Maher
September 29 at 4 PM
Join Lauren for a special one day workshop to learn practical tools and techniques to relieve stress and anxiety.

Don't miss out. This is a limited one day workshop, so please register today to secure your spot.
Mindfulness & Self-Care During Challenging Times
Diane Hubner
Mondays at 10 AM

Join Diane at this limited six-week series to explore mindfulness, and it's benefits. Participants will learn how to practice mindfulness and self-care while doing everyday things i.e., listening to music, exercising, walking, simple tasks, and resting periods. Each consecutive week introduces new techniques and tools.

There's limited spots available, so please register early to secure your spot.
Yoga with Victoria
Victoria Gluchoski
Tuesdays at 10 AM

Join Victoria from Perseverance Yoga for a morning opportunity to stretch and build a healthy routine. Yoga helps reduce stress and improve quality of life.

In September Victoria's class will meet on the following days: 9/8, 9/10, 9/15 and 9/22.

Please register to reserve your spot at this yoga class via Zoom.
Qi Gong & Meditation for Cancer Support
Ed Sullivan
Tuesdays at 3 PM

Ed Sullivan leads Qi Gong & Meditation for Cancer Support on Tuesdays. It combines exercises and powerful meditations to help restore and maintain health and wellness. This weekly practice aids in reducing fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, and numbness or tingling in your hands and feet. This practice can be done from a standing or seated position.

Don't miss out, register today to receive the link for this limited guided journey.
Guided Imagery
Cheryl O'Neil
Wednesdays at 1:15 PM

This much loved guided journey continues in September with Metaphysical Imagery. Join Cheryl for a relaxing practice that will leave you rested and ready take on the rest of your day.

Please register early to receive the weekly link for this unique experience.
The Real Talk: Teen Support
Juan Napoles & Hannah Lottenberg
Wednesdays at 4 PM

The Real Talk virtual support for teens aged 15 to 18 with a cancer diagnosis provides a safe space to interact with peers. Don't miss out on the fun and interactive experiences planned for September.

Currently accepting new participants but space is limited so register today.
Kids Group
Jamie Allen
Saturdays at 11 AM

Our Kids Group returns in a virtual format on Saturday morning. Kids are encouraged to explore their feelings through games, art projects, and fun virtual activities.

This group is designed just for kids ages 4-12 who have a loved one with cancer or have lost a loved one to cancer.

If you have a child that could benefit from this support or know child that could benefit email us to register.
Yoga with Yovanni
Yovanni Moran
Saturdays at 1:15 PM

Join Yovanni for online yoga from the comfort of your home on Saturdays. This popular exercise helps relieve anxiety and promotes better sleep.

Space is limited, so please register to reserve your spot and receive the link for the class.
Clinical Corner:
What You Should Know About Melanoma

We are all eager to get outside this summer, especially after the lockdowns and quarantines imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It's equally essential to protect our skin from damage. Find answers about the basics of melanoma, its symptoms, prevention, and risk factors from the experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America 
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects both during and after treatment.

You may also reach them at their VIP LINE 800.227.3207 with any questions. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Online Support Groups
WeSPARK offers 11 online support groups.
To register for a group please email registration@wespark.org
  • Caregivers Support Group - Tuesday at 6 PM
  • In Treatment Support Group - Wednesday at 2:30 PM
  • The Real Talk (for teens) - Wednesday at 4 PM
  • Partner Grief Support Group - Wednesday at 5:30 PM
  • Family Grief Support Group - Wednesday at 6 PM
  • Ongoing/Metastatic Treatment Support Group - Thursday at 10:15 AM
  • Men Cancer Support Group - Thursday at 1:30 PM
  • Doing Cancer Solo Support Group - Thursday at 5 PM
  • Grupo de Apoyo en Español - Friday at 11 AM
  • Breast Cancer Support Group - Friday at 2 PM
  • Kids Group - Saturdays at 11 AM - NEW
Additional Resources
Movement Classes
Join Michael Sievert daily for Qi Gong (3rd party resource) at 10 AM.
Virtual Drag Queen Bingo
Don't miss out on the fun on Friday, September 4th, benefiting WeSPARK Cancer Support Center!

The evening will feature the beautiful, saucy and entertaining Drag Queen Hostess Deven Green, who serves as our ball caller with WeSPARK's Executive Director and actress Nancy Allen (Carrie, Dressed to Kill, RoboCop) and the legendary Bingo Boy, Jeffrey Bowman.

We will play 4 games of bingo and prizes are awarded to the winners of each game.

When: Friday, September 4 at 7:00 PM PDT 
Where: Zoom

Suggested Minimum Donation of $30
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We need your help to expand our vital programs.

Make a gift today ore even better make it monthly. If you have any questions about donations email Marlene McGuirt at marlene@wespark.org.
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