Our Programs in Spokane

Let's Face Cancer Together!

Since 1996, Cancer Pathways has stayed true to its mission of “facing cancer together” by offering deep and far-reaching support for those who have been touched by cancer. Our free programs and support groups create a space to empower and educate our community.

Our Cancer Happens program provides free cancer risk-reduction education for students in the classroom and for community groups. We also offer Cancer Happens Online which is our online platform with eLearning courses and resources for students, teachers, and parents.

We are excited to now offer in-person programs in Eastern Washington! 

 2024 Announcements

 Camp Sparkle

Secure Your Spot – Register Today!

Camp Sparkle Spokane returns to Manito Park on June 24 – 28, 2024.








Camp Sparkle

Camp Sparkle is our free, summer day camp for children and teens ages 5-17* who have been impacted by cancer – a parents, a family member’s, a friend’s, or their own diagnosis. Campers experience a week of learning about cancer, participating in therapeutic activities, going on field trips, and making friends with campers and counselors who are just like them.

*Campers ages 5-12 | Jr. Counselors ages 13-15 | Counselors ages 16+

 Community Events

Cancer Happens®

Are you an educator, school administrator, or nurse? Check out our free Cancer Happens® risk-reduction curriculum that aligns with National Health Education Standards.

Offered in Two Formats:

  • Live Presentation: 45-50 minutes, presented in-person or virtually by our trained health educators. Student participation and active learning is encouraged!
  • Online: two eLearning courses (Cancer Happens 101 and E-cigarettes and Vapes), lesson plans for grades K-12, and activities.

To schedule a presentation or access our online resources, sign-up here.

Healthy Girl Workshop

We recently partnered with Girls on the Run to host a super fun, interactive Healthy Girl Workshop in Spokane. Shout out to our generous sponsor, Idaho Central Credit Union!

We offer customized workshops focused on cancer risk-reduction topics, including tobacco use prevention, sun safety, screening, HPV immunization, and more!

If you’re a local organization interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Terri ([email protected]). 

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Support Groups and Resources 

Online Support Groups 

Check out the variety of free support groups and support services available for people who live in the Inland Northwest and beyond!


Inland Northwest Resource Hub
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Provides unique, quality, upscale resale merchandise at affordable prices. Items are donated by the community to support the mission of the American Cancer Society to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Proceeds raised from the sale of donated items are used to help fund cancer research and local programs and services. Learn more

Because There is Hope

Providing hope, healing, and a safe haven for those touched by cancer. Learn more. 

Cancer Can't

Provides support for the daily needs of adult cancer patients and their families. Learn more. 

Cancer Care Northwest

Helps Inland Northwest cancer patients and their families through educational, emotional, and financial support. Learn more.

Childhood Cancer Coalition

To educate, support, serve, and advocate for families of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, and the professionals who care for them. Learn more

Community Cancer Fund

Dedicated to providing necessary resources to cancer patients, their families, and the Inland Northwest organizations that serve them. Learn more. 

Essential Woman Boutique

Supporting cancer thrivers in Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon with quality mastectomy products and education is our mission. Through every step of your journey, we are here for you. Learn more.


Using your zip code, find local resources including financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost services. Learn more.

Fred Hutch, Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (OCOE)
The OCOE promotes health equity by facilitating cancer research that addresses and reduces cancer health disparities in WA State through community engagement and education driven by community need. We also convene/maintain the Community Action Network of Eastern Washington (CANEW). Learn more

Livestrong at the YMCA is a free program tailored to fit the specific needs of cancer survivors. Certified Lifestyle Coaches and personal trainers have undergone specialized training in the elements of cancer, rehabilitative exercise and supportive cancer care. Learn more.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland NW

Provides temporary lodging and social/emotional support – at no charge – for families of children accessing medical services. Learn more. 

Tough As Nails

Dedicated to creating and donating craft & activity kits to hospitalized children facing serious and/or life-threatening illnesses through youth and community engagement. Learn more. 

Connect with us!

Terri Weeding
Community Outreach Manager, Eastern Washington
[email protected]