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“Metastatic Breast Cancer Workshop

CSCENC is offering a second opportunity to attend the FREE Frankly
Speaking About Cancer workshop “Metastatic Breast Cancer” on
Tuesday, Jan. 24th.

This FREE and very informative workshop will be held at The McConnell-
Raab Hope Lodge (930 Wellness Drive A, Greenville, NC 27834) from 6-
8pm, January 24th.

Our featured speaker will be Dr. Mahvish Muzaffar, Medical Oncologist at
Leo Jenkings Cancer Center, ECU Brody School of Medicine.

This FREE workshop will offer information on the latest treatments for
metastatic breast cancer. In addition to learning about treatment options
and side effect management, patients and their loved ones will also learn
about ways to cope with the social and emotional challenges of this

For more details and registration, call (252) 493-6493 and leave a

Jay Lockaby, Cancer Support Community (CSC) Senior VP will visit Greenville

We are pleased to announce that Jay Lockaby, Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations and Strategic Growth at the International Headquarters of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) will be visiting Greenville, NC on September 20 through 22nd.

Cancer Support Community , a national and international 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, is the leading world-wide provider of professionally led non-profit cancer support and has more than 50 affiliated organizations and over 170 locations throughout the country and the world.

For more than 30 years, the CSC network has ensured that those impacted by cancer do not have to face it alone. Last year, CSC touched the lives of over one million people. All CSC services are provided at no charge to those facing cancer.

The purpose of the Cancer Support Community Eastern North Carolina (CSCENC) is to build and staff the first Cancer Support Community program in North Carolina. We will initially be located in Greenville, but in time will expand to serve those dealing with cancer in surrounding counties. We will work collaboratively with all healthcare providers and will serve those with any cancer diagnosis; we will serve patients, family members, friends and caregivers; adults, teens and children; we will serve those in treatment and those no longer in treatment. Additionally, we will coordinate with other organizations serving cancer patients to prevent duplication and to ensure that needed services, not traditionally offered, are implemented.

We are grateful for the support and guidance we are receiving from CSC’s international headquarters. And appreciate the expertise Mr. Lockaby has and will share with the CSCENC Board of Directors.

Jay Lockaby has 25 years’ experience in the non-profit sector, primarily in management, fundraising and board of director collaboration. He was previously the CEO of the CSC Florida Suncoast affiliate which distinguished itself by developing a Gold LEED Certified model facility.

He is a 1992 graduate of Emory University where he was a 5-time NCAA All-American in swimming. He holds Masters degrees in Social Service and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Mr Lockaby is married and has two children.

Treatments and Side Effects

In an additional seminar in their Frankly Speaking about Cancer Series, the Cancer Support Community of Eastern North Carolina will discuss strategies to manage treatment side effects such as fatigue, hair loss, anemia, infection and pain.

Learn how to manage emotional distress and optimize quality of life during and after cancer treatment. The featured speaker will be Paul Gibbs, RPh, BCOP, CPP, Oncology Pharmacist Supervisor, Vidant Cancer Care, VMC

This program is presented in partnership with the Koinonia Community Development Center

Date:                Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time:                6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location:          Koinonia Christian Church
1405 Greenville Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834
For more details and registration, call (252) 493-6493


Volunteers Needed: Holiday Gift Wrapping

Would you like to help Cancer Support Community Eastern NC raise money and awareness of our mission?

Each year Barnes and Noble Booksellers invites organizations like ours to staff their holiday gift wrapping table.  They provide gift wrap, table and customers, we provide volunteers!  In the past few years that we have done this, we have found it to be an excellent opportunity to not only raise some money, but to let the Greenville area know about the CSCNC mission.

You can help!  No prior gift wrapping experience necessary.  We will be happy to give you a quick lesson.  Even if you feel you are “all thumbs” we can still use your help!

We have the following dates set aside for CSCENC:

  •  Sunday, Dec. 7th
  • Friday, Dec. 12th
  • Saturday, Dec. 13th
  • Sunday, Dec. 14th
  • Friday, Dec. 19th

We will be at the table from opening (10 AM) to closing (10 PM, except Sundays 9 PM)  We ask for a minimum 2 hours commitment of time from our volunteers, but you are welcome to volunteer more, if you feel so moved!

If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to Claudia Sundman, our Community Outreach Coordinator at , at or call her at 252-4l2-l382.  Please leave your phone number, as that is the easiest way for Claudia to contact you to coordinate your preferences with her scheduling needs.  We will not call you for any other reason… promise!

Can’t volunteer?  Please bring your Barnes and Noble purchases to us to wrap on the dates above!

Thanks!  We look forward to seeing you there!