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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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Free Tickets to Gloria: A Life

February 21, 2020

The American Repertory Theater (ART) in Cambridge has generously donated 30 tickets to Facing Cancer Together for the Sunday, March 1st @2 pm performance of Gloria: A Life. The tickets will go fast and are first come first serve. If you’re interested in attending the performance, please email Isabel Pinto-Pro, no later than 3 pm on Tuesday, February 25th. For more information…

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Looking Forward to FCT 2020

February 18, 2020

Greetings FCT community, We are officially past the half-way mark of Winter 2020 in New England! Here in Brighton, MA, I’ve been nesting. That’s right, I’ve been spending my Winter afternoons sprucing up our space and reflecting on FCT’s future and how we can better connect with the community we serve. By we, I mean…

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Free LiveSTRONG Fitness Program at Oak Square YMCA

February 10, 2020

Oak Square YMCA’s upcoming FREE LiveSTRONG at the YMCA fitness program for adult cancer survivors begins next week.  This program runs from February 18 – May 1 and is open to all adults! LiveSTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week group fitness and training program that will be offered at no cost on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:30-1:45pm and is designed to help adult cancer…

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Giving Thanks Early and Often

November 25, 2019

Dear FCT Friends, During these days leading up to our National Holiday of Thanksgiving, I’ve reflected on the people that I have crossed paths with this Autumn, many of whom have been generous with their time and resources in supporting Facing Cancer Together. I’d like to express my gratitude and encourage you all to give…

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Facing Cancer Together, the new chapter

October 5, 2019

Angela Epshtein, Executive Director Welcome to the new chapter in Facing Cancer Together’s story! I’m Angela Epshtein and I am the new FCT Executive Director. I’ve spent the first month of my time at FCT in awe of the kindness, compassion, and thoughtful support our community cultivates by offering support to people with cancer and…

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