Emotional Support / Let’s Win!

American Cancer Society
250 Williams St., NW, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA  303039
(Also listed under General Information)

CancerCare Inc.
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY  10001
800.813.HOPE (4673)
E-mail: info@cancercare.org

This is a national, non-profit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

Cancer Hope Network
2 North Road, Suite A
Chester, NJ  07930
908.879.6518 (fax)
Email: info@cancerhopenetwork.org

Volunteer training programs, peer and 1:1 support for individuals and families.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL)
9609 Medical Center Drive
Bethesda, MD  20892
800.4CANCER (422.6237)

The National Cancer Institute is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research.  CIS is a program of the NCI and has excellent, up-to-date and easy-to-understand information about cancer and cancer research, in English and Spanish.


This is a non-profit service providing a free website that connects family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.

The Cancer Support Center
2028 Elm Road
Homewood, IL  60430
Email: csc@cancersupportcenter.org

This is a local resource for accurate and current information in support of cancer patients and their families.  Their free programs and strategies help people gain a sense of hope and control. 

Cancer Research Institute
One Exchange Plaza
55 Broadway, Suite 1802
New York, NY 10006


They help survivors overcome the challenges of life after cancer with support groups, educational materials, insurance information and assistance, and advocacy for cancer survivors.

Cancer Wellness Center
Barbara Kassel Brotman House (Main Office)
215 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL  60062-8010

Satellite Locations
Wildwood Presbyterian Church
18630 W. Old Gages Lake Rd., Grayslake, IL  60030

By Appointment Only
2824 Belvidere Road, Waukegan, IL 60085
Hot Line: 847.509.9494
Email: centerinfo@cancerwellness.org

This locally-based organization seeks to enhance the quality of life for those affected by cancer and empower them through psychosocial support and education.

Coping With Cancer Magazine
Post Office Box 682268
Franklin, TN  37068-2268
615.794.0179 (fax)
Email: copingmag@aol.com

This is a consumer magazine for people whose lives have been touched by cancer.  It provides knowledge, hope and inspiration for cancer patients/survivors and their families, caregivers, healthcare teams and support group leaders.

Corporate Angel Network, Inc. (CAN)
1 Loop Road
Westchester County Airport
White Plains, N.Y. 10604

Provides free plane transportation to cancer patients going to/from recognized cancer treatment centers.  No financial requirements.

Gilda’s Club (Chicago)
537 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Gilda’s Club (New York)
48 Wall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY  10005
Email: info@gildasclubnyc.org

The organization is the leading global advocate for the principle that emotional and social support is as essential as medical care when there is cancer in the family.

The Group Room Radio Talk Show
Vital Options TeleSupport Cancer Network
15060 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 211
Sherman Oaks, CA  91403
Email: info@vitaloptions.org

A weekly syndicated call-in cancer talk show linking patients, survivors, and healthcare professionals.

JourneyCare (Formerly Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois)
405 Lake Zurich Road
Barrington, IL  60010
847.381.8042 (fax)
800.425.4444 (toll-free)

The organization helps patients realize their quality of life and end-of-life goals through pain and symptom management, compassionate care, cutting-edge therapies and a full range of social services for both patients and their loved ones.

Living Well Resource Center
442 Williamsburg Ave.
Geneva, IL  60134
Email: info@livingwellcrc.org

This is a place, located in the Fox Valley of Illinois, where people living with cancer, their families and friends, can go for the information and encouragement to live well while living with cancer.

Let's Win
Email: info@letswinpc.org 

Let's win is an online community for those affected by‪ Pancreatic Cancer‬ to share experiences with innovative science driven treatments and learn about the newest research, breakthroughs and clinical trials.

Mercy St. Charles Missouri
300 Winding Woods Dr.
O'Fallon, Missouri 63366
Email: info@stjohns.net

This is a regional organization that brings together people with life-threatening illnesses for mutual support.

Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center
2050 Claire Court
Glenview, IL 60025
800.331.5484 (toll-free)
847.866.6023 (fax)
Email: careinfo@carecenter.org

The organization is committed to offering a safety net of services that improve physical and emotional well-being and meet the spiritual needs of people of all ages, and providing information for direct access to hospice and palliative care in the local (Chicago) area.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 770
Silver Spring, MD  20910
301.565.9670 (fax)
888. 650.9121
Email: info@canceradvocacy.org

NCCS is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization with its purpose being quality cancer care for all.

Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care
1550 Bishop Court
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
888.70.RAINBOW (888.707.2462)

Email: info@rainbowhospice.org

This organization serves residents of Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage and Will counties in Illinois.

Wellness House
131 N. County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL  60521

This organization offers free support and skills to cope with cancer.  The programs are designed to complement conventional medical treatments while concentrating on the psychological and emotional needs of participants and their families.

Wellness Place
1619 Colonial Parkway
Palatine, IL  60067
847.221.2444 (fax)

This is a non-medical support center in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago where people living with cancer can gather for counseling, education, encouragement and empowerment – at no fee.

Willow House
300 Saunders Road, Suite 300
Riverwoods, IL 60015
847.236.9301 (fax)

This non-profit organization is dedicated to the needs of grieving children and their families.  They specialize in the field of children’s grief locally and nationally. Peer support group services are provided in four locations, Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville and Riverwoods.