Online Cancer Support Programs
The Cone Health Cancer Center is partnering with local and national organizations to create innovative ways to support you online.
Our chaplain, Lisa Lundeen, is available by phone if you’d like to contact her for support, guidance, or a friendly conversation. She can be reached at (336) 832-0364.
Our social workers are available by phone:
- Anne Cunningham is available at 336-832-0950.
- Lauren Somers is available at 336-832-0648.
Hirsch Wellness Network
Hirsch is a caring community where cancer survivors, patients in treatment and caregivers attend classes each week to find respite, empowerment and inspiration from others who understand the hardships brought on by a cancer diagnosis and treatment. What makes Hirsch so special are the bonds of admiration and friendship created between participants and instructors as they share in the creative process, to unlock the potential for healing.
Hirsch is actively developing new ways of staying engaged with our community and working with health professionals to identify the immediate and advancing needs of our participants.
Connect VIA ZOOM! Hirsch Participants can now participate in numerous classes via your computer or phone.
So, how does it work? This is an easy technology to use and all you need to do is register for programs through the Hirsch website and you will be sent an invitation to access the session. Our instructors are retooling their lesson plans to suit our new virtual classroom! Call 336-832-1100 if you need help finding our classes.
Connect to Hirsch Online Programs
Tuesday at Triad Yoga
Started Online Mar. 24
Tuesdays from 4 - 5:15 p.m.
Terry Brown is hosting this popular class online at the regular time, and will offer a "Test Session" at 1pm, Tuesday March 24th, to familiarize ourselves with the technology. Please register through the Hirsch website so we know you are joining us, and to receive your invitation/link to the class.
Here is a list of home yoga props Terry recommends you have on-hand:
- Yoga mat, or stationary carpet
- Yoga strap or belt /neck tie
- Block or stack of books / sturdy box
- Blanket or bath/beach towels
Artists at Home - Friday Conversations with Hirsch Instructors
Started Online Mar. 27
Fridays from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Join Molly Haile in a lunchtime conversation with horticultural therapist and Hirsch instructor Catherine Crowder. Learn more about the healing benefits of working in the garden, and simply embracing the beauty of Spring. Catherine will take us on a virtual tour of her own healing garden! Registration is required to receive the invitation/link to this inspiring story.
Healing Arts On-Demand Videos
Cone Health Cancer Center and Hirsch Wellness are pleased to offer our patients in treatment and their caregivers an inspiring at-home art experience.
Request An Art Kit For A Cancer Center Patient
Project 1: Suncatchers
Project 2: Mandalas
Additional Support Programs
CancerCare is a nonprofit offering about 100 online groups for people with cancer and their loved ones. Groups can be an online only or telephonic. All groups are moderated by a trained oncology social worker and are free to participants. Find a complete listing of groups at CancerCare.org or call 1-800-813-HOPE for more information.
Cancer Support Community offers MyLifeLine.org – an online community platform to connect with people diagnosed with cancer with each other to find support and hope as well as exchange ideas and stories. Cancer Support Community supports a number of discussion boards moderated by a licensed professional.
Boards include topics such as “Coping with Side Effects”, “Parenting With Cancer” and “Nutrition”, among others. MyLifeLine offers a space to develop your own blog, multiple discussion boards, a calendar to organize needs/requests for help and many other features. Register for Cancer Support Community at mylifeline.org.
Imerman Angels provides free personalized one on one cancer support by phone or email for cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Cancer fighters, caregivers and survivors are matched with a Mentor Angel who is similar in age, gender and cancer type. This allows individuals to ask personal questions and receive support from a peer who truly understands your situation. Request a volunteer angel by visiting imermanangels.org or call 966-IMERMAN (1-966-463-7626).