Category Archives: News Release

“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


Holiday Gift Wrapping at Barnes and Noble

Once again, Cancer Support Community Eastern NC volunteers will be available to wrap your Barnes and Noble purchases this holiday season. The Barnes and Noble Bookseller is located at 3040 Evans Street in Greenville (in the Target shopping center).

We will be happy to wrap your gifts from 10am to closing on the following dates:

  • Sunday, December 7th
  • Friday, December 12th
  • Saturday, December 13th
  • Sunday, December 14th
  • Friday, December 19th

Please stop by! If you would like to help in wrapping packages, please use the contact us form on this website.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer ~ Cost of Cancer Care

Frankly Speaking about the Cost of Cancer Care will be presented in full on October 29th. Originally scheduled to be two parts, inclement weather last week has caused us to offer the information from both sessions on the 29th.

Session begin at 1:45pm and end at 4:00pm.

The presenter will be Social Worker, Ginny Jackson, and others from the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center.

Registration and refreshments begin at 1:15.

Hearing that you or someone you love has cancer can be overwhelming. Questions abound: Will I (or my loved one) survive? How will my family be affected? Will my insurance cover my care? Will I be able to work through treatment or will I need to take time off from work? Will my family be burdened with huge expenses? Having a plan to deal with these questions is vital. It’s hard to talk about money. However, having open conversations about money and the cost of cancer care can help you become better informed about your options for help. You may be able to reduce the financial impact of treating a cancer diagnosis. This workshop will cover: how to gather cost information, health insurance, the Affordable Health Care Act, employment, disability and finance, prescription medications, Medicare/Medicaid, and identify helpful resources.

For more details and registration, call 252-493-6493 and leave a message or visit This program is provided through a grant from Lilly.

Download the Cost of Care Flyer by clicking on the link. (Please disable any pup-up blockers as the PDF Flyer will appear in a new window)

Frankly Speaking about Lung Cancer

This free, two-hour workshop will cover the latest treatments for lung cancer. Expert panelists will also discuss side effects, side-effect management, and tools to overcome the social and emotional challenges of the diagnosis. We hope to answer many of your questions about lung cancer to help you (or your loved one) manage the disease more successfully.

Featured speakers include:
Paul Walker, M.D., FAOC

The date is Monday, September 22, 2014, from 6:30 PM to  8:30 PM at the Carolina Breast Imaging, located at  990 Johns Hopkins Drive, Greenville, NC. For more details and registration, (252) 493-6493 and leave a message or

This program is provided through unrestricted educational grant from Lilly

Download the Flyer Lung Cancer Flyer  (Please disable any pop up blockers, as the PDF will appear in a new window)