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.
Today the Center provides educational programs, wellness activities and support services to treat the whole cancer patient, from immediate diagnosis through post-treatment care. The center’s mission is to help anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis connect with a welcoming, empowering community of people; navigate the emotional side of a diagnosis; find targeted, individualized programs; and provide resources and highly credentialed health professionals to smooth the journey through cancer.