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COVID-19 Bereavement Group

December 1, 2020

An Organization Transformed December 2020 marks nine months since Facing Cancer Together transformed into an online organization and began expanding outreach throughout Massachusetts, in particular, to communities of color. In Autumn 2020 we broadened our mission in response to the devastation caused by COVID-19 by creating a bereavement group for individuals who have lost loved…

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Thanksgiving 2020

November 25, 2020

Giving Thanks, Looking Forward All of us at Facing Cancer Together would like to wish you a safe, healthy, and restful Thanksgiving. While many of us cannot be with our loved ones due to COVID-19, please know that there is light and hope on the horizonWe invite you to take a moment to reflect on…

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Art and Veterans Day

November 11, 2020

November 18th @7pm Book Talk We have a few spaces left for our upcoming online book talk with author and FCT clinician, Claire Willis. The talk is open to all members of the FCT community. Contact Isabel Pinto-Pro at to reserve your spot. Opening to Grief: Finding Your Way from Loss to Peace is an invitation…

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On Grief and Gratitude

October 8, 2020

Greetings FCT community, Much has transpired at FCT (and in the world!) since my last note to you. Back in May 2020 the board of directors and I committed to remaining an online cancer resource for the entire state of Massachusetts. We made a specific commitment to reaching out to communities of color and more…

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Facing Cancer Together Online

July 7, 2020

Dear FCT community members, I would like to express my gratitude and deep appreciation to each one of you for your support during Facing Cancer Together’s transformation into an online community. I realize that for many of us, having to forgo in-person events like our 5K walk/run was disappointing and at some level, a loss…

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Facing Racial Injustice and Inequality

July 1, 2020

As we approach America’s 244th birthday, FCT would like to encourage each of us to pause and consider the depth of pain felt right now in many communities, especially the pain and fear perpetuated by systemic racism and violence against Black people. Each of us has a role to play in creating a just and…

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Creating Legacy, Memorial Day Remembrance

May 25, 2020

Dear Facing Cancer Together Community, I hope that you and your families and friends are staying safe and finding ways to stay connected. While the challenges associated with coping with a cancer diagnosis have existed prior to the pandemic, it’s clear that grief and fear of the unknown have been deeply amplified by the abrupt…

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May 3, 2020

I hope that you and your friends and family members are staying safe during this difficult time in our society. COVID-19 has truly changed the dynamics of life in just three months. As many of you know, Facing Cancer Together converted from conducting in-person support, wellness, and bereavement groups to virtual groups via Zoom. While…

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FCT Changes to Virtual Groups

March 12, 2020

Dear Facing Cancer Together Community, Since my last communication COVID-19 has been classified as a global pandemic and the Boston area has seen an increase in exposure to the virus. Given Facing Cancer Together’s commitment to providing support to our community, we will be transitioning to virtual support groups and wellness class meetings as of…

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COVID-19 and FCT Groups

March 10, 2020

Dear Facing Cancer Together Community, This week FCT’s group facilitators will be talking with our support and wellness groups about COVID-19 and the steps FCT is taking to ensure everyone’s health and safety. Currently all FCT groups are still meeting in person and we are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 spread in the Boston-metro area. Although…

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