Welcome to Community Connect - June 6, 2022
Executive Director Update
Welcome June! We’ve added a few more groups and wellness classes to our in-person and hybrid offerings. Status of classes and groups will be updated on our website. Please refer to the monthly calendar on our website for the format of your selections: Online, Hybrid or In-Person.
Office hours are 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday – Thursday. Other hours will be available by appointment, as needed.
For the safety of our participants, visitors and staff, safety protocols and recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, our healthcare partners and Professional Advisory Board members have been incorporated into our operations and guidelines. Effective immediately, all participants and visitors to our office will be required to show proof of full vaccination at each visit, boosters are strongly recommended, and medical exemptions will be accepted following the CDPH guidelines. Masks will also be required to be worn while in our facility.

We look forward to seeing you!
Monica Merryman
Executive Director
Cancer Support Community VVSB
Hope Walk 2022

Thanks to all of you, #CSCVVSBHopeWalkWeek2022 was a success! We are overjoyed by the support we received for the Hope Walk and we will be sharing the amazing status soon. Special thank you to all the sponsors, committee members, and volunteers!
National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week June 16-22, 2022

The purpose of National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week is to increase cancer awareness in one of the most vulnerable segments of the US population. This initiative aims to marshal community-based stakeholders to build knowledge surrounding cancer clinical trial participation and minority population specimen donations to national genomic databases for cancer research. 

More information is available here.
Achieving Health Equity in Cancer Care for the LGBTQ+ Community with Mayra Serrano
Thursday, June 9, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM via Zoom

Join us to explore how cancer impacts LGBTQ+ communities. This presentation will discuss how the LGBTQ+ community is disproportionately affected by cancer, barriers to cancer care and how healthcare providers can create welcoming and inclusive environments for their LGBTQ+ patients. Download the flyer for more information.

Click here to register to attend.
Meal Planning 101
with Atifah Osman, RD
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM via Zoom

Join us for a discussion on making meal planning accessible in this third workshop of our four session series. Download the flyer for more information.

Click here to register to attend.
Love and Laughter Comedy Night
Monday, June 13, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM via Zoom

Laugh the night away as professional stand-up comedians entertain you and your friends. Coordinated by CSCVVSB friend & supporter Jason Love. Download the flyer for more information.

Click here to register to attend.
Prostate Networking Group
Date change for June

Due to Father's Day, the Sunday Prostate Networking Group will meet on June 12th instead of June 19th this month.
For more information or to attend any online support group, please contact us at Programs@cancersupportvvsb.org 
or call (805) 379-4777.
CSCVVSB operates Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.