||To help survivors of prostate cancer and their
families lead healthy and productive lives, physically, mentally and
spiritually, by offering fellowship, shared counseling and discussion
sessions, both formal and informal, pertaining to updated medical options
and a positive mental outlook.
|What we are
||A support group that provides information,
education, real-life experience, treatment information and emotional support
to men and their loved ones who have been impacted by prostate cancer.
|When we meet
||Our Support Group general meeting is once a
month, always on the last Tuesday of the month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. (No December meetings)
|Where we meet
||The meeting is in the two story redwood
Education Building behind the Santa Cruz Dominican Hospital. We meet in the
Katz Cancer Resource Center on the 1st Floor which is also the location
for the American Cancer Society.
||Our Support Group
welcomes wives, partners, and significant others of men with prostate cancer
to attend our general meetings and take part in activities. We believe that
prostate cancer is a disease that impacts the family, and as such, family
members want to be involved in decisions and support activities.
Who we are and
Who to call with questions
Steering Committee and Peer Advisors:
Joe Ferrara 426-7724; Bill McDermott 423-8350; Howard Waage 688-0423 (Newsletter and ACS Liaison);
Julie Batz 724-2701; Ron Locey 214-4338; Eric Minoski 359-0679 --all numbers in 831 area code---
Free Lending Library
@ Katz Cancer Resource Center
|Our Support Group maintains quite a few, up to date books and videos about prostate cancer, prevention, diagnosis and treatment options for anyone interested in doing research or needs information about this disease.
Our library are on the back wall of the Katz Cancer Resource Center, Dominican Hospital Education Building, 1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz.
Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday or by Appointment (831) 462 7770.
||The Santa Cruz County Prostate Cancer Support
Group is affiliated with and supported by the American Cancer Society and
the Prostate Cancer Self-Help Group of the Central Coast. We are also a chapter
of Us Too International.
|Donate to Help Our Support Group via PayPal
Please feel free to contact any of the above Steering Committte members if you would like to
volunteer, have suggestions or questions, or would like a "buddy". See above for list of members.