What We Do


What we do at Cancer Pathways

What We Do

Support Groups - Our support groups meet regularly in Seattle and on the Eastside.  Groups focus on individuals living with cancer, caregiving for a loved one with cancer, and experiencing bereavement due to the loss of a loved one to cancer. Our groups are a place for validation, emotional processing and connection.

Kids and Parent Support Groups - Our kids and parent support groups are offered several times during the year to support families dealing with cancer. These groups meet simultaneously for 5-6 weeks at our Seattle clubhouse. In our kids group, we use different modalities for processing including art therapy and drama therapy.

Camp Sparkle - Camp Sparkle is a free week-long summer day camp offered to children ages 6-12 who have been impacted by cancer. Camp Sparkle is offered in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett and Bellevue.

Cancer Happens® Teen Education - Cancer Happens® is a cancer education and risk reduction program offered, free of charge, to middle and high school classrooms nationwide.  The goal of Cancer Happens® is to raise awareness about cancer risk reduction and empower teens to live healthy lifestyles that can reduce their risk for cancer.

Cancer Unwrapped® Teen Writing Contest - Cancer Unwrapped® invites teens to submit essays about their experiences with cancer.  Essays can be about the student's own diagnosis or that of a loved one. Contest winner receive a cash prize and the opportunity to read their essay at our annual reception.

Cancer Illuminated: Transforming Communication in the Workplace- Formerly known as When Cancer Comes to Work, this program equips professionals to best communicate and support employees affected by cancer.

Lectures and Seminars - Cancer Pathways offers cancer-related educational lectures, at no cost to participants, around the Puget Sound. Our goal is to provide information that empowers people to make informed decisions that directly affect the quality of their lives. 

Counseling and Resource Navigation - Our social workers are always available to meet with individuals or families to provide emotional support, needs assessments, and referrals to local resources.


All programs at Cancer Pathways are free of charge to participants.  If you would like to participate in any programming or want more information, please give us a call at 206-709-1400.


Click here to review Cancer Pathways' most recent audit. For any other financial questions, please contact Anna Gottlieb at anna@cancerpathways.org.

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