Cancer Support Community Arizona (formerly The Wellness Community)

Beginning in 2000, Lodestar has made a series of grants totaling more than $650,000 to initiate and support the growth of The Wellness Community in Phoenix (now known as Cancer Support Community Arizona), a place where cancer patients and their families can learn about cancer, be empowered to make decisions about treatment options, and receive targeted therapeutic and emotional support, all at no cost whatsoever. As of 2019, the organization has served more than 200,000 individuals. On a related note, Lodestar supported the merger between the two national networks providing no-charge cancer support services (The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Clubs) that resulted in the formation of the national Cancer Support Communities network.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $658,000

Year Granted: 2018

Timeframe: Grant awarded over multiple years

Grantee: Cancer Support Community Arizona

Location: AZ - Arizona

Grantee Website: Cancer Support Community Arizona