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Free weekly and monthly online programs to help you heal body, heart and mind
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NOVEMBER 1-30

Complementary Cancer Care began with one idea in mind:

 

GIVE ANYONE DEALING WITH CANCER THE TOOLS TO HEAL MIND, BODY AND SOUL

 

In this context, HEAL does not necessarily mean CURE, but instead refers to a state where someone experiences less suffering and feels more whole, no matter their diagnosis or prognosis.

Our programs complement medical treatment and fill the gaps between patient and person:

  • Weekly movement classes address body changes

  • Monthly support groups and creative expression classes address changes in relationships

  • Seasonal educational talks and our library of resources empower through information and new ideas on the road to healing

Board of Directors

Amy Fentress, President


Amy holds a Master's degree in Clinical Nurse Education, is an Oncology Certified Nurse as well as a 200-hour certified yoga teacher. She has been a nurse for 27 years and became passionate about oncology nursing 15 years ago. She has worked at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, Cancer Center of Kansas, and Space Coast Cancer Center. Amy is a member of American Holistic Nurses Association and Oncology Nurses Society. She also is a member of East Coast Christian Center church. Amy began offering free yoga classes for cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors in 2017; the positive impact of these classes led to building the Complementary Cancer Care nonprofit.




Gwen Hertlein-Haber, Vice President


Gwen served as the executive director of the nonprofit Cancer Care Centers of Brevard Foundation for the past three years. She has a BBA in Finance and more than 30 years’ combined management experience in both for profit and nonprofit corporations.




Lórien Neargarder, Secretary & Treasurer


Lorien holds a degree in mechanical engineering and is a certified yoga therapist who specializes in working with chronic pain and cancer. She developed a thriving program California that partnered yoga studios with the nonprofit organization Cancer CAREpoint; in support of this organization she ran three annual fundraisers that donated $35,000 to fund non-medical complementary services to anyone dealing with cancer in the Silicon Valley.




Christina Tecson, Chair of Advisory Board


Christina holds a Master's Degree in social work and has been volunteering with Complementary Cancer Care since 2019




Advisory Board Members


Cecelia Avitabile – herbalist, certified nutrition consultant Valentina Boonstra – massage therapist, patient advocate Vicki Buckley – “The Bone Lady” fitness instructor Gail Dunbar, LCSW – social worker John R Kerstiens, MBA, CPA – executive director of Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, Florida Cancer Affiliates Robin Krasny, LMT, BS, Psychology – massage therapist, yoga instructor, Reiki practitioner, life coach Jane H. Naylor, MA, LCSW, CPCC – psychotherapist & certified life coach





Complementary Cancer Care Disclaimer of Medical Advice: You understand and acknowledge that all users of this website and/or attendees of group activities are responsible for their own medical care, treatment, and oversight. All of the content provided on the website and during group activities are for informational purposes only, DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR ONCOLOGIST BEFORE STARTING ANY NEW COMPLEMENTARY CARE.  

Complementary Cancer Care, INC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. tax id # 83-2322594 - Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL FLORIDA REGISTRATION #CH59513 AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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