Additional Resources

Bereavement / End of Life:

Widowed Parent

Widowed Parent Project supports widowed mothers and fathers with children in the homeland provides Support Groups, Research, and Information.

Get Palliative Care

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Journey of hearts

This site combines elements of medicine, psychiatry, poetry, prose and images to provide resources and support to those who have experienced loss.

Cancer Care – Grief and Loss

CancerCare provides free, professional support services for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer, as well as grief and loss information and additional resources.

Memories of Love

Memories of Love provides a comprehensive guide to planning a meaningful memorial.


Coupon Chief

Coupon Chief provides a Financial Resources Guide for Cancer Patients.

The Simple Dollar – Financial Resources for Cancer Patients

The Simple Dollar provides guidance and a comprehensive list of resources for cancer patients.

Cancer Care Financial Assistance

Cancer Care provides Financial Assistance for those with cancer.

Healthwell Foundation

The Healthwell Foundation helps the underinsured afford critical medical treatments, because no one should go without essential care.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Applying for health insurance or filing health insurance claims can be a full-time job and extremely overwhelming to patients, their caregivers and families. There are many excellent guides and tools available to help in working through these challenges and determining which resources are available to them.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers the many financial assistance programs to help individuals with blood cancer.

Patient Access Network (PAN)

Patient Access Network helps underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases get the medications and treatments they need by assisting with their out-of-pocket costs and advocating for improved access and affordability.

Patient Services, Inc.

We provide financial support and guidance for qualified patients with specific, rare chronic diseases. Our team is passionate about accessibility and affordability to treatment. That’s why we are committed to helping subsidize the costs of health insurance premiums and out of pocket costs (copayments/coinsurance).

Sarcoma Alliance

The Sarcoma Alliance strives to improve the lives of people affected by sarcoma through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education, and support.

Hand in Hand: The Suzanne Renée Leider Memorial Assistance Fund was created to offer financial assistance for a single second opinion consultation. These grants reimburse expenses related to travel, costs of the evaluation, and related expenses.

Patient Resources:

Trusted, compassionate information for people with cancer and their families and caregivers, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world’s cancer physicians and oncology professionals.

Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

The foundation is focused on finding a cure for pancreatic cancer, and empowering the patients and families whose lives are touched by this disease. Established in 1997, the foundation funds groundbreaking scientific research, provides patient education and support, and sustains hope that this cancer will be eradicated once and for all.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

NOCC provides comprehensive resources about ovarian cancer including printables, videos, brochures, and more.

Men Against Breast Cancer

Men Against Breast Cancer provides resources, programs, opportunities, education, and tools to equip men when breast cancer affects loved ones.

Prostate Conditions Education Council

Prostate Conditions events, donations, sponsorship, and resources for prostate cancer. You can find health events and health screenings and more.

Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network

Us TOO International is here to empower men diagnosed with prostate cancer, and their loved ones, with the educational resources and support services to fight prostate cancer. This website offers a wealth of information, at no cost, to help make informed decisions on prostate cancer testing, active surveillance, treatment options, and management of side effects.

Adolescents and Young Adults:


Teen Cancer America

Teen Cancer America provides space, teams, treatment, and research for teens and young adults with cancer including events, outreach, resources, and more!

Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation

Cassie Hines provides more than 15 camps for young adults through cancer and beyond.

Stupid Cancer

Stupid Cancer provides programming, resources, and opportunities to connect. They have a yearly CancerCon that bring teens with cancer together.

First Descents

First Descents provides adventure experiences for teens and young adults 18-39 who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Cancer Hope Network

Cancer Hope Network connects young cancer patients with those who have gone through similar types of cancers.

Smart Patients Young Adults Community

Smart Patients is an online community for teens and young adults affected by cancer.

Livestrong in Accordance with the YMCA

Livestrong helps young adults with cancer understand the importance of physical wellness

WeSpark Young Adult Group

WeSpark has created a weekly hangout for teens 15-18 with cancer virtually. Events include game nights, movie nights, and more!

The Ulman Foundation

Provides various resources having to do with young adults with cancer including groups, virtual resources, scholarships, storytelling, etc.

Young Adult Cancer Connection

Young Adult Cancer Connection facilitates meetups and other events to bring people with cancer together.

Project Koru

Project Koru provides wellness opportunities to connect teens with cancer.

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation

The NCCF helps bring people in college together with cancer and helps with advocacy efforts.

Elephants and Tea

Elephants and Tea is the first magazine written by AYA with cancer for AYA with cancer.

Triage Cancer

Triage Cancer provides education for treatment and beyond.

I Had Cancer

I Had Cancer provides peer to peer support for AYA with cancer.

Difference Diaries

Difference Diaries is a way to share stories and experiences to educate others on what it is like to have cancer.

Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem provides camps for children who have parents with cancer.

The Gryt Project

The Gryt Project provides questionnaires and digital focus groups to provide resources and support for AYA.

Hope Lab: Vivibot

Hope Lab is a virtual chat service that helps teens with cancer.


National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

NCCS’ mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer.  Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life.

Prevent Cancer Foundation

The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection.

Carcinoid Cancer Foundation

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization chartered by the State of New York for the purpose of encouraging and supporting education and research on carcinoid and related neuroendocrine cancers.


Carcinoid Cancer Foundation

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization chartered by the State of New York for the purpose of encouraging and supporting education and research on carcinoid and related neuroendocrine cancers.

AARP – Caregiver Information for Cancer

Provides steps and tips for how caregivers can best support loved ones with cancer.

Family Caregiver Alliance — National Center on Caregiving

The mission of Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers and the people who receive their care.

Cancer Care Caregiver

CancerCare provides free, professional support services for caregivers and loved ones, as well as caregiving information and additional resources.

Providing peer support and education about the special challenges and unique issues facing “well” spouses every day.


From the launch of the very first CaringBridge site in 1997, we’ve been working toward a single vision: a world where no one goes through a health journey alone. In order to turn this vision into reality, we’ve made it our mission to build bridges of care and communication providing love and support on a health journey.

My LifeLine

MyLifeLine exists to easily connect cancer patients and caregivers with friends and family in order to reduce stress, anxiety and isolation using a personal website.

Lotsa Helping Hands

A central place to coordinate meals and help for friends & family and get the support needed through whatever journey you are going through.

Alternative Medicine:


We conduct and support research and provide information about complementary health products and practices.

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Provides the highest quality healthcare by blending proven conventional and complementary medicine approaches from around the world, creating outstanding integrative health leaders through transformative education and training, and advancing the science of integrative health by conducting and disseminating rigorous research.


Academy of Nutrition Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals and is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

American Botanical Council

At the American Botanical Council, also known as the Herbal Medicine Institute, we are passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs, medicinal plants.

Dream Dinners

At Dream Dinners, we want you to feel prepared for your day knowing you and your family will be well nourished and able to focus on who’s around the dinner table instead of what’s on it. With time being a rare and precious resource for families, Dream Dinners can help alleviate the dinnertime stress and help families focus on what really matters. CSC Participants receive free assembly and free delivery.

The Herb Research Foundation

For over 35 years, the Herb Research Foundation has been helping to educate the world about herbs. We offer solid science and informed opinion, for free.

InaⓇ– The Intelligent Nutrition Assistant
Cancer Support Community has partnered with Savor Health to bring to provide this resource. InaⓇ provides personalized nutrition support to help people with cancer eat healthy and stay well-nourished throughout treatment and beyond. To sign up, please first click here to complete the Ina -The Intelligent Nutrition Assistant Survey. Once completed, you will be sent a Welcome Link within 3 to 5 days. This service is available for both the individual living with cancer or as a resource for the supporting family member. 

US Pharmacopeial

Our mission is to improve global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods.

Center for Food Safety

The Center for Food Safety’s mission is to empower people, support farmers, and protect the earth from the harmful impacts of industrial agriculture.

Make A Wish:

Dream Foundation

Serving terminally-ill adults and their families by providing end-of-life Dreams that offer inspiration, comfort and closure.

A Special Wish Foundation (NOTE: Child, not adult)

A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children under the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder.

Sunshine Foundation (NOTE: Child, not adult)

Sunshine Foundation’s sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child’s illness may cause.

Make-A-Wish America

Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness.

Hair & Beauty



Helen’s Room

Helen’s Room offers free, private and confidential consultations with specially trained volunteers in a warm and inviting environment to help you improve your appearance and lift your spirits. Helen’s Room hats, scarves, turbans, wigs, breast prostheses, mastectomy bras, and educational books and videos for low-income, uninsured women. All cancer patients are welcome.

Locks of Love

Locks of Love is a 501 nonprofit charity that provides custom-made hair prosthetics to disadvantaged children up to the age of 21 who have suffered hair loss as a result of medical conditions, such as alopecia, burn trauma, and cancer treatment.

Lui Rodriguez Hair Studio at Chops in Redondo Beach | 310.809.4253

Rodriguez has assisted cancer patients in coping with hair loss and regrowth for the past 25 years. In addition to cutting hair at the beginning of someone’s treatment, when someone begins to have their hair regrow, Rodriguez administers products to promote scalp health in the interim. Rodriquez offers these service FREE of charge 

Wigs for Kids

To help heal the pain of childhood hair loss, certified cosmetic therapist Jeffrey Paul founded Wigs for Kids, a non-profit hair donation organization that has been serving children suffering from hair loss since 1981. 

Hair we Share

Hair loss is a life changing experience. At Hair We Share, our goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of those suffering hair loss due to medical conditions.

Hats With Heart

They offer a variety of hats for cancer patients as well as those with alopecia, trichotillomania, lupus, burns, and other conditions causing hair loss. All products are designed with love, attention to detail, and to fulfill a purpose. Hats with Hearts is located at Del Amo Fashion Wigs; 3535 Torrance Blvd. Torrance.

Fighting Pretty

At Fighting Pretty, our mission is to help women battling cancer feel strong and beautiful. Cancer can take away many of the things that make you feel like a woman. Fighting Pretty is here to remind women battling all types of cancer, at any stage of treatment, they are strong, beautiful, fierce and amazing.

Curly Girl Luv Beauty Supply

Curly Girl Luv is a modern one-stop shop beauty supply that caters to a variety of hair textures. Our mission is to empower women in the community to grow in “self-luv.” We offer products, accessories, and premium synthetic and human hair wigs with over 4 dozen options in store and access to hundreds more through our vendors. Offering a 15% discount on all human or synthetic hair wigs.


Healing Odyssey

Healing Odyssey is a 501©(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to empower women cancer survivors to be strong, hopeful and courageous through innovative and active education and support programs.

Harmony Hill Healing Retreat

Harmony Hill began with a dream to create a retreat center where people could experience renewal and deep well-being. In 1994, they designed a Cancer Program, with the heart of the mission to support those affected by cancer, including caregivers and health professionals.

Camp Braveheart, an Oncology Camp for Women

Camp Braveheart’s goal is to provide women who are dealing with any type of cancer an opportunity to share life experiences through exercise, craft, wellness, outdoor, education, and social activities.