Notes of Hope for December

Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. The Cancer Support Community offers free emotional support, educational programs and wellness classes to people affected by cancer, their family members and caregivers.

So that no one faces cancer alone.

Program Spotlights

Big announcement!

“Where can I get a wig?” – this is a question that callers ask us often. After directing them to our friends at American Cancer Society for years, we can now respond to them conveniently by saying, “RIGHT HERE!” We are proud to announce that CSC-GLV will be a new local site to host an American Cancer Society Wig Salon. Interested women who meet the criteria can be scheduled for individual fittings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 1-5pm by appointment only. We are excited to have this opportunity to play a part in building cancer survivor’s self-esteem about their appearance and comfort. 

Join us on Thursday, October 27th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm for Body Image and Cancer. Developing a positive body image during and after cancer treatment is important in survivorship. Yet it's a topic that is sometimes avoided due to embarrassment, fear of rejection, or frustration. This workshop will help start the conversation with loved ones and healthcare providers in a sensitive and delicate way. All survivors and care partners are invited to attend. There will be a special highlight for breast cancer survivors featuring one of Hartzell's Pharmacy's certified mastectomy fitters, Teena Bloss.

Jen Sinclair, Program Director

Our resource library has a wide selection of books for children, tweens & teens, parents, and professionals on dealing with cancer in the family and the loss of a loved one. This month we look at books dealing with breast cancer.

The New Generation Breast Cancer Book: How to Navigate Your Diagnosis and Treatment Options-and Remain Optimistic-in an Age of Information Overload by Dr. Elisa Port - From an expert in the field comes the definitive guide to managing breast cancer in the information age. Elisa Port, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital and co-director of the Dubin Breast Center in Manhattan, offers an optimistic antidote to the ocean of web data on screening, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

Breast Cancer Clear & Simple, Second edition: All Your Questions Answered (Clear & Simple: All Your Questions Answered series) by the American Cancer Society - With an easy-to-understand, question-and-answer format, this book guides patients through the important decisions they’ll need to make, from diagnosis through treatment. It helps women with breast cancer and their caregivers know what to expect, what to do, and how to get through what can be an overwhelming, life-changing experience. This new edition includes tips for choosing the right doctor, understanding treatment choices, dealing with the effects of treatment, seeking support groups, and much more. A list of specific resources for patients, as well as a glossary of terms related to breast cancer, is also included.

Special thanks to our volunteer librarian, Kathy Moyer, for her monthly featured reading selections and other resources from our educational library.

If you would like to find out more about us, visit or call 610-861-7555.

Click here for our Program Calendar.

Our programs are free to participants, thanks to the generosity of a caring community. Financial donations received throughout the year are as important as those we receive year-end to sustain our vital services. Small or large, your gift is always very much appreciated!

Board of Directors

Sara George

Ginny Voros
Vice President

Pam Kennedy

Joan Lardner Paul

Board Members
Susan D. Lee
Sheri Leo
Suzanne Mason
Daniel J. McCarthy
Tom Neuhaus
Dr. T. Kumar Pendurthi
Rebecca Rij-Flynn
Dale Schmelzle
Elizabeth Scofield

Please visit the Donate.Local.Simple website for a more detailed list of needed items.

We are grateful for your donations throughout the year. Inkind contributions of items on our Wish List are very much appreciated, and can be dropped off during normal business hours.

Due to inclement weather and safety concerns the Ride for Hope motorcycle benefit ride has been CANCELLED, sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you everyone that wanted to be a part of this event. We hope to see you next year!

Wings of Hope: A Butterfly Release

The 9th Annual Wings of Hope event was held September 10th at Cedar Crest College. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make the day a huge success!

Click here to view photos and highlights from the event.

Make it snow at the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley! Join in the 2017 Snowflake Challenge, and raise funds for our vital programs that help people impacted by cancer. Community groups, student/college clubs, businesses, and other organizations are challenged to each raise $1,000.

Click here to learn more.

Don’t trade or junk your car, donate it!

Turn your unwanted vehicle, whether it runs or not, into a tax deductible contribution to the Cancer Support Community GLV through this reputable vehicle donation program.

cars ~ boats ~ RVs ~ trucks ~ motorcycles ~ vans ~ jet skis
snowmobiles ~ buses ~ airplanes

Call toll free 1-877-CARS-4-US, ext. 3179
or donate online at
(Have the vehicle title available.)

This program is coordinated by Donation Line LLC. Free towing.

More Ways to Contribute

Don’t forget these optional ways to help the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley…

Recipes, Courtesy of Prevention

The pot’s simmering…Fall is here!

This month’s recipe column is thanks to Prevention Magazine. For additional health and wellness information, go to

October ’16 Recipes

Apple Buckwheat Pancakes


Turkey-Avocado Cobb Salad

Carol Dorey and John Berseth



The organization’s 2014-15 Annual Report is available for viewing on our Website.

Thank You, Foundation and Corporate Supporters

Air Products

Air Products

Highmark Blue Shield
Hospital central Services Ironton Global Lehigh Valley Health Network Liberty Property Trust
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. The Hartford Women's 5K Classic Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Women's 5K Classic      
Bethlehem Morning Star Rotary
Bill Sugra Memorial Fund
BlackRock Matching Gifts Program
Burkholder’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
Brown Daub, Inc.
Cancer Support Community Headquarters
  Charles B. Patt, Jr. Memorial Golf Outing Charles H. Hoch Foundation
DeSales Athletic Department
J's Run
John A. and Margaret Post Foundation
Keystone Savings Foundation
  Lehigh Valley Business/Journal Multimedia Nancy Run Fire Company & Pink Heals LV Chapter
  Northampton Community College Patt White Charities
  Pendurthi Surgical Associates Phoebe Ministries
  Saucon Valley Country Club Ladies 'Rally for the Valley' Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Charitable Trust
  The Century Fund The Fleming Foundation
  The Rea Charitable Trust Trumbower Hospital Foundation
  Walter & Alma Bastian Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation  


This list begins at the $1,000 support level.

Gifts of more than $100 are listed in the fiscal year-end annual report.