Lectures & Workshops

Our lectures and workshops cover a wide variety of cancer related information and topics of interest presented by health care professionals and practitioners of various specialties.

March Movement Madness

Daily suggestions on simple ways to improve activity level.

Sign up at apisdorf@touchedbycancer.org

Moving Forward Through Cancer

An 8-week program for individuals currently in treatment or have finished treatment within the last year. Twice-weekly fitness training, healthy interactive cooking classes and a weekly support group. Permission from your physician is required.

TGP West: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2-May 21, 5:30-7:30 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Moving Forward Through Grief      

A 6-week program for individuals who have lost a loved one to cancer within the last 3 years. Twice-weekly fitness training, healthy interactive cooking classes and a weekly support group.

TGP East: Orientation Wednesday, April 8, 6:00-7:30pm

TGP East: Mondays and Wednesdays, April 13-May 20, 6:00-8:15pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Genetics and Cancer

Learn about the risks and benefits of direct to consumer genetic testing and the role of genetic counseling, especially regarding inherited cancer syndromes. 

Presenter: Emily Mazzei, MS, LGC

TGP West: Tuesday, April 14, 6:30-8:00 PM | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


After Goodbye         

A celebration honoring members of The Gathering Place community who have died in the last year. Bring a photo or special memento to share.        

TGP West: Wednesday, April 22, 6:30-7:30 PM | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER              


Updates in Medical Cannabis for Symptom Management in Cancer Care

Learn how cannabis effects the body and the basic rules of medical cannabis use in Ohio. 

Presenter: Dr. Katy Pack, Pharmacist

TGP West: Thursday, April 23, 6:30-8:00 PM | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

TGP East: Thursday, June 25, 6:30-8:00 PM | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Declutter Your Life

Learn “less is best” by decluttering your life, focusing your mind and creating an inspirational space.  

Presenter: Chris Lotenero

TGP East: Thursday, April 23, 6:30-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

African American Men and Cancer 

Join Dr. Charles Modlin to learn how to navigate health disparities and address the impact of cancer on the body, mind and spirit. Hear from a panel of African American male cancer survivors. Provided in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. 

Presenters: Dr. Charles Modlin and Kris Austin, MSEd, LSW

TGP East: Thursday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

That's Where the Beauty Is

American artist Margaret Kilgallen (1967-2001) died at the young age of thirty-three from breast cancer. Join us at MOCA to view her exhibit, which highlights narratives of inspiration and empowerment. An opportunity for discussion and the creation of our own small work of art-a butterfly of hope. To learn more about Margaret Kilgallen visit https:mocacleveland.org/exhibitions/margaret-kilgallen-'s-where-beauty

Wednesday, May 6, 1:00-2:30pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

MOCA Cleveland, 11400 Euclid, Cleveland

Ask the Experts 

Our legal and financial consultants will cover common questions and basic information on the practical concerns that arise during cancer.

TGP East: Wednesday, May 6, 6:30-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

TGP West: Tuesday, June 16, 6:30-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Horticulture Workshop: Lavender!

Smells wonderful and good for you too. Learn how to grow and use this beautiful herb. 

TGP West: Thursday, May 7, 10:30am-12:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Benefits of Kindness

Giving & recieving kindness for the person with cancer and the caregiver and the caregiver can have positive effects on quality of life and relationships.

TGP East: Thursday, May 7, 6:30-7:30pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Immunotherapy Updates

Presenters: Joanna Brell, MD

TGP West: Tuesday, May 12, 6:30-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

Folk Concert with The Baker's Basement

A casual evening of folk music of all ages. Will be in Norma's Garden, weather permitting.

TGP East: Thursday, May 28, 6:30-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

TGP West: Thursday, June 25, 6:30-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Art of Forgiveness

Daily tips and suggestions on ways to practice forgiveness toward yourself and others. Register with apisdorf@touchedbycancer.org to receive emails.

Cancer Survivorship

Learn how to use art, music, meditation and exercise to cope with cancer during and after treatment. Lunch is provided, learn about community resources. Register at https://www.metrohealth.org/events/survivorship-symposium or call 216.778.8557. 

Thursday, June 4, 10:00am-2:30pm

MetroHealth Medical Center, Rammelkamp 170, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland-Free Parking

Managing Anxiety

Learn and practice tools for dealing with anxiety.

TGP East: Thursday, June 18, 6:30-730pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Couples Cooking & Communication: Plant-Based With A Bang!

TGP East: Monday, June 29, 6:00-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Beginning Reiki

Learn basic reiki techniques to practice on yourself and others.

TGP East: Tuesday, June 30, 1:00-4:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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