Cancer Support Community-MA South Shore helps people affected by cancer, their families, and their caregivers enhance their health and well-being through professional programs of emotional support, education, and hope. Their goal is that no one faces cancer alone.
Cancer Support Community-MA South Shore (CSC-MSS) is a non-profit organization offering programming at no cost to participants. Those offerings include ongoing weekly and monthly support groups, periodic workshops, and educational programs. There are special programs designed for men, caregivers, and people with specific types of cancer, including melanoma and breast cancer.
All programs are offered in CSC-MSS’ home-like environment. The new collection of artwork helps the center feel more like home, “It is another one of the factors that makes our space feel more welcoming, comfortable and safe for all our participants,” says Tim Cummings, Program Director.
CSC-MSS is a place where people impacted by cancer can come together with others who understand the realities of living with a cancer diagnosis. “Our space is integral to the work we do helping those impacted by cancer feel safe, supported and hopeful, so we wanted to build an art collection that reflected that,” Executive Director Megan Bettancourt told The Art Connection.
“We were so excited to be selected as a recipient of a permanent art collection from The Art Connection. It was a wonderful experience that allowed board members, staff, volunteers, and participants to come together in the collective decision making of how to enhance the space we all share. Our center has been transformed in a wonderful way.”
Donated artwork now hangs in the reception area, lounge, two support group rooms, and in the yoga/tai chi room. To learn more about CSC-MSS, visit them online at http://www.cancersupportcommunityma.org/