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Free Seminar Will Offer Tools For Keeping Cancer Caregivers Healthy, Balanced

Ventura California, 05/21/2010

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara and the Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Resource Center invite cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to a free workshop entitled “Care for the Caregiver” with Reverend Molly Rockey.  The program will take place Tuesday, June 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the CMHS Cancer Resource Center, located inside the Center for Family Health, 120 North Ashwood Ave, Ventura, CA 93003.  To RSVP please call (805) 652-5459.

This workshop will cover the five important ways cancer caregivers can keep themselves healthy and in balance, and in doing so take better care of their loved ones.  Rev. Rockey is an ordained minister and the Spiritual Leader of Unity of the Oaks church in Thousand Oaks. As Patient Services Director of The ALS Association, Greater LA Chapter she created inspirational programs for caregivers, patients and healthcare professionals.  She has been the caregiver for her husband Ed Rockey who is a two-time cancer survivor. She will share the tools that helped her in the most difficult of times.

Founded in 1982, The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones.  In July 2009, The Cancer Support Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the largest provider of cancer support worldwide. The combined organization is comprised of nearly 50 local affiliates, 12 affiliates in development and over 100 satellite locations.  By offering professionally led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress-reduction classes, The Cancer Support Community and Gilda’s Club continue to provide support, education and hope to all people affected by cancer.

As a local affiliate, The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara serves over 3,000 community members affected by cancer each year in both English and Spanish at locations in the west San Fernando Valley and throughout Ventura County. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please visit or call 805-379-4777. Give hope to a child affected by cancer: Text COMMUNITY to 90999 to donate $10 to cancer support programs.  Standard text messaging rates apply. For full terms visit

The Cancer Resource Center at Community Memorial Hospital offers a variety of services designed to meet the needs of individuals faced with a diagnosis of cancer, as well as providing programs for family members, friends, and the community-at-large. These services are offered free of charge in a comfortable, non-hospital setting. Community Memorial Hospital is a non-profit, 240-bed, community-owned regional hospital and health center governed by an unpaid board of trustees. It is fully licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and Accredited by DNV on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.  The Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Program is accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons.