Teams and Walkers
Teams and Walkers
Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. All of our programs are provided at no cost to participants, thanks to the generosity of corporations, foundations, and individuals who believe in our mission.
The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is an independently governed and funded non-profit and an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community. We serve approximately 2,000 participants annually affected by cancer each year with programs throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties, and West San Fernando Valley. Programs are offered in English and Spanish and are all provided at no cost to participants. We are dedicated to helping local residents enhance their health and well-being through professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, healthy lifestyle classes, and social events. In our community, people impacted by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control and reduce isolation, regardless of the stage of their disease.
“From my initial introduction to CSCVVSB, I felt an immediate sense of community and connection with those in my support group. I was among those who truly understood and supported me and what I was going through... I could share my feelings and thoughts without judgement."
— Participant, the Cancer Support Community
Meet our 2023 Hope Walk Ambassador, Mel Ramsay!
Mel was diagnosed with Stage 0 noninvasive ductal carcinoma in her left breast in 2022. Her doctor found it after going in for her first mammogram. That first day of chemotherapy, she stood in front of the chair she would now occupy and cried. After five minutes, she stood up straight, wiped her tears, looked at her infusion nurse, and said, “let’s get this done" and that has been her attitude every time.
"I would not have had the strength to feel this way without the support of CSCVVSB," says Mel.
We are so excited to have Mel as our ambassador, fundraising and cheering our participants on throughout this year's Hope Walk!
For more information about Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara, please visit our website at www.cancersupportvvsb.org.
You may also contact us at email@example.com or (805) 379-4777.