Cancer Support Community Receives Taper Grant

Cancer Support Community Pasadena has received a $50,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. The Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofits and their work in the communities.
“We are thrilled to be the recipient of such a generous grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation,” said Meg Symes, CSCP’s executive director. “This grant provides our organization with valuable general operating support, allowing us to expand and strengthen our programs and services for individuals impacted by cancer. We are grateful to the S. Mark Taper Foundation for appreciating the importance of our mission and for helping us to further our mission.”
The Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. CSCP provides 100 monthly education and stress management classes and workshops, in addition to 11 distinct weekly support groups that give patients, family and friends/caregivers, children and those bereaved coping skills and a safe environment in which to express their feelings and connect with others undergoing similar experiences. Program participants are invited to attend one support group per week and unlimited stress management classes and educational workshops. All support groups are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals and are offered free of charge.
CSCP is located at 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215, in Pasadena, on the second floor of the Pasadena Humane Society’s building. For more information, call (626) 796-1083 or visit

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