Evidence-based lectures and workshops presented by professionals renowned in their fields.
Designed to address the emotional distress associated with a cancer diagnosis. Support Services help participants develop coping strategies, strengthen social support, and broaden social networks.
Through supportive care and education, the Cancer Wellness Center seeks to improve the emotional and physical well-being of people affected by cancer. All of our programs are offered free of charge.
Check out what’s happening at The Center
CWC Stepping Up to Wellness Run/Walk
Join us for the CWC Stepping Up to Wellness 5K/1 Mile Run/Walk
Sunday, April 28th
Barbara Demovsky Pritikin Memorial Library Luncheon
Join us for the CWC Barbara Demovsky Pritikin Memorial Library Luncheon
June 6, 2019
Cancer Wellness Center Golf Outing
Join us for the 14th Annual CWC Golf Outing
August 12, 2019
We are here to help you…
In order to address both the physical and emotional components of distress, the Cancer Wellness Center provides evidence-based programs and services designed to educate participants, develop their coping strategies, and strengthen their support network. Download our most recent Program Guide below.
See what our participants have to say about Cancer Wellness Center
“The Cancer Wellness Center not only does amazing things for cancer patients and survivors but also for their families and friends. Knowing there is a place to go that is fully dedicated to the issues that affect those whose lives are touched by cancer, gives me great peace of mind. It can be easy to start feeling alone in the illness, but this organization is here to lift us up and remind us that we stand strong with a multitude of amazing individuals who are fighting with us and alongside of us – helping us to live the life that we have to its fullest.”
“While I had a great team of doctors to support my medical needs, I was lost emotionally and felt unprepared for what may come next. The Center’s staff provided me with a safe environment to understand how the cancer diagnosis impacted my life and what to expect in the future.”
“The Cancer Wellness Center is a phenomenal resource for any cancer survivor, young or old. As a young cancer survivor myself, I have found immeasurable support in their counselors and groups. The physician’s office helps with the physical battle, and the Cancer Wellness Center helps with the mental one.”
“During the chaos that arrives along with a cancer diagnosis, it was such a relief to come to the Center…the expertise and the peace of mind were right there, and I didn’t have to search for it.”
See us in action…
The Cancer Wellness Center was founded in 1989 as a volunteer organization to improve the lives of people living with cancer. The community non-profit was built on the principle of providing free services to cancer patients and members of their support networks. Over the years, the Cancer Wellness Center has expanded its evidence-based services in effort to better serve people with cancer in the greater Chicago area.
Donations Go a Long Way
The Cancer Wellness Center receives operating support through the generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations, and businesses. Donations make it possible to offer our services to those diagnosed with cancer, as well as their family members – completely free of charge. Each and every donation is vital to the Center and, more importantly, to those whose lives are affected by cancer.
The Cancer Wellness Center is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, so your donations are tax deductible within the limits of the tax laws.