UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program
Spring Newsletter
Greetings Caregivers,
May is recognized as Brain Tumor Awareness Month as well as Mental Health Awareness Month, reminding us to support and empower not only patients, but all family members and friends who may be affected by the illness.

We want to remind you that you are not alone and encourage you to explore educational resources and support options available to you as caregivers. As always, please feel free to reach out to our program team if you have any questions or feel you could benefit from additional resources.

The UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program team
Support Options
UCSF Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Support Group
Monthly on the 2nd Wednesday (6:30-8:00pm) via Zoom

Our caregiver-only support group is an emotional support group facilitated by our neuro-oncology social worker and allows caregivers to focus on their own experience. Open to caregivers of UCSF brain tumor patients.
Also available is our patient & caregiver support group, open to all brain tumor patients and family members.
On your own schedule

Our peer support program matches a current caregiver of a brain tumor patient with a former caregiver volunteer who can provide emotional and practical support as needed.
Caregivers are matched as best as possible on age, diagnosis, family situation and more.
Upcoming Events
Virtual Caregiver Retreat
Saturday, May 22 (9:30am - 12:30pm PST)

Join us for a restorative morning for caregivers of brain tumor patients to learn practical information about the illness, participate in an interactive writing workshop, and connect with other caregivers.

Caregiver Webinar: Navigating Insurance & Disability
Wednesday, May 26 (5:30pm - 7:00pm PST)

Join us for our second bi-annual webinar with presenter Steve Knox, Staff Attorney from Triage Cancer, to learn helpful information on navigating insurance and disability options throughout the illness.

Head for the Cure 5k Run/Walk
Sunday, September 12

Join us in the fight against Brain Cancer. Registration is open for the SF Head for the Cure 5k Run/Walk this September. Take advantage of "early-bird" pricing. Join the UCSF team OR create your own team of family and friends to come out for a day of fun and connection at SF's beautiful Chrissy Field. Funds raised will support brain tumor research at a local and national level as well as the services offered by the Gordon Murray Caregiver Program.
Other Resources
Explore various events and resources offered by the American Brain Tumor Association
Learn more about free navigator services offered to brain tumor patients and caregivers
UCSF Neuro-Oncology
Gordon Murray Caregiver Program

(415) 514-5674