Cancer Support Programs offers ongoing support activities where you can get to know other patients while building skills or participating in mind/body activities. 

  • Registration is not required, but it's best to call ahead to inform the staff and to get any other information. 
  • Family members and friends are welcome. 
  • Free parking is provided for most groups. 

Body and Mind 

Observer Mind 
2nd and last Monday of the month, 5-7 p.m.  

Thoughts and feelings greatly affect a person's mood, stress level, and peace of mind. Research shows more and more that they also affect how the body functions. 

In this activity, you’ll learn and practice a series of short meditations designed to help you observe your thoughts and feelings. By observing, you’ll become less controlled by these thoughts and feelings. You’ll be able to see things more clearly and gain power and choice. This also opens the door to greater self-discovery and awareness. 

Intentional Wellness — Breath, Sound & Motion 
1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 6-7 p.m. 

Learn easy meditative Qigong and Dao Yoga movements and techniques that incorporate breathwork, vocalizations, and visualizations to support overall health, healing, and longevity. They reduce stress and anxiety, enhance blood circulation, increase energy, and improve overall emotional balance. 

Chair Yoga 
Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. 

Yoga exercises while seated help you increase strength, flexibility, and mobility and improve breathing and increase mindfulness. 

BEAM  —  Body • Energy • Awareness • Movement 
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. 

This weekly class presents a series of low-impact exercises, some set to music, designed to help you 

  • Activate and loosen the joints 
  • Isolate, stretch, and strengthen muscles 
  • Free up and fine-tune movements 
  • Improve coordination 
  • Tune into and release body tension 
  • Focus on balance and weight shift 
  • Feel and unify energy throughout the body 

There can be a fine line between exercise, Tai Chi, dance, and meditation. This class crosses all the lines. The overall goal is awareness of internal energy and greater awareness, comfort, and ease with the body. 


Arts & Crafts 
3rd Tuesday of the month, 6-8 p.m. 
Moakley Lower Level  

Each month, participants learn how to make a fun, simple craft that they can take home. No experience necessary. All materials are provided. Come share a laugh and get creative!  

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Cooking Lessons 
For patients with cancer or sickle cell disease: 
2nd Tuesday of the month, 2:30-3:30 p.m. 
Visit the Teaching Kitchen's class schedule and click on the day's class in the calendar. Follow the instructions to view the day's recipe, ingredients, and to sign up. 

We offer support groups in multiple languages, so you can connect with people who have had similar experiences to your cancer journey.

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BMC organizes a variety of events to bring together cancer survivors and their loved ones to relax and celebrate survivorship.

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We hold a variety of workshops, cultural events, potlucks, and more throughout the year for patients and their families.

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BMC offers integrative and complementary health services, such as acupuncture, to patients.

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