Stories

Clear thinking about Chemobrain

If you or someone you love has ever had chemotherapy, chances are you are familiar with the expression “chemobrain”. What used to be a casual expression is now recognized by...

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Coping with the Stress of a Cancer Diagnosis

When you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, your stress can increase. There is the shock of hearing those words; the exhaustion of so many appointments with so...

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From Diagnosis to Surviving and Thriving

A long time friend and supporter to The Gathering Place, Sandy Borrelli shares her story about her cancer journey. Sandy Borrelli first became involved with The Gathering Place as a...

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Regina Brett Wig Salons

Regina Brett, local author and newspaper columnist, was the inspiration for our wig salons that are provided at our Beachwood and Westlake locations. Regina recounts that being bald was one...

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Take Good Care of Yourself

When the snow flies here in Cleveland, we tend to hunker down. So many of our favorite activities require warm weather and sunlight, not shovels and boots! When you add...

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Cancer: An Emotional Journey

Through her experiences at The Gathering Place, Shalonda Drummer learned to open about her cancer journey. Shalonda Drummer describes herself as someone who doesn’t talk about her feelings; she...

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Making a Difference for Those Touched By Cancer

In addition to our wide array of free programs and services at The Gathering Place we provide specific programs for Young Adults who have or have had cancer. Click here...

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Fear: Getting a Grip & Staying Grounded

FEAR – one of the many unpleasant four-letter words, abounds during the month of October.Whether you celebrate Halloween or not – so many people try their hardest to turn front yards...

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Couples Cooking and Communication

Couples Cooking and Communication Classes The challenges faced by couples when one receives a cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming and confusing. Navigating the maze of treatment options, scheduling appointments and...

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Facing Cancer in Strides

Several months ago Leah Backo and Michelle Thomas contacted The Gathering Place, on separate occasions, about starting fundraising campaigns to support our free programs and services. While Leah and Michelle...

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Creating Art

For the last 10 years Kathy Johnson has held a fund-raiser at her shop Hudson Fine Art & Framing through the month of October called "In The Pink". She invites local...

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Cooking in the Kitchen at TGP

The Thanksgiving holiday is right around the corner and today we are sharing a recipe that can help cut down on all the very sugary sweets served during this time...

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Dan Tien: the center of our being

Dan Tien: the center of our being Tai Chi and Qi Gong teach that there is a gathering place for Qi (chi) located below our navel in our Hara (belly)...

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Helping The Gathering Place Grow

From the founding of The Gathering Place, Sue Klarreich has played an instrumental role supporting and advising the organization. When Sue Klarreich’s husband, Harold, was first diagnosed with leukemia...

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Special Thank You to Our Community Partners

The Gathering Place is grateful to be the recipients of multiple exciting community based fundraisers. On Saturday, August 6th Ted Friedman was a participant in the 2016 Burning River 100-Mile Endurance...

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Celebrating Our Volunteers

Every year, The Gathering Place has the honor of recognizing and saying thank you to our volunteers at the annual volunteer tea. The staff looks forward to this time every...

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Race for the Place

Every year on the first Sunday in June, thousands come from near and far to Beachwood Place to participate in Race for the Place in support of The Gathering Place. ...

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Artist Spotlight: Lee Heinen

Lee Heinen’s Family Album Series can be viewed now through the end of March at The Gathering Place’s Beachwood art gallery. In her Artist Statement Lee says, “I...

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Routines at home make for a strong school year

This time of year is full of new gear and attitudes: new backpacks & supplies, new school clothes and hopefully a successful – “I can do it!” attitude.  When on the...

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Tips for Coping with Cancer During the Holidays

Some people find the hustle and bustle of the holidays challenging. The pressure of trying to make everything perfect can be exhausting. A cancer diagnosis can add to the stress...

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Young Adults Surviving Cancer at The Gathering Place

Who are the Young Adults Surviving Cancer (YAs) ? Medically speaking, YAs are between the ages of 18 and 40 as this age range does not have the same survival rates as individuals...

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