Thousands have benefited from our programs since we opened The Barry Joyce Cancer Resource Center. Whether offered weekly, bimonthly, or monthly, there is something for the patient, caregiver, and anyone affected by cancer in our area. Because of the community’s support, these programs are offered at no cost to our friends.
Each week, we offer a seated yoga class to unwind and destress. Our weekly LifeStyles class continues to grow as well. Participants gain information about nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, supplements, and more. All proven to help fight cancer.
Twice a month, we offer a support group for those currently fighting cancer. There is a separate group for caregivers. You may choose to participate in person, or virtually.
Once a month, we offer Creative Escapes, Lunch and Learns, and Pot Luck Dinners. Our Daycations are also a favorite. We’ve been to Hanging Rock, Mt. Airy, the Planetarium in Chapel Hill, and Old Salem. Sometimes we choose to make it simple with lunch and a move. Regardless, it’s a day full or relaxation, fun, and laughs.
We always take a week in the summer to focus on children affected by cancer. Perhaps that have (or have had) a sibling, parent, or grandparent with cancer. They’ve been scared and they’ve been strong. We give them a week with other children they can relate to. Others that have gone through similar circumstances. For this week they only have to focus on being a kid and Barry’s Buddies Day Camp allows them to do just that. We’ve been to Carowinds, Celebration Station, local farms and parks, lunches and movies, and more. Seeing the smiles and hearing the laughs is priceless.