Stories

Race for the Place

Every year, on the first Sunday in June, thousands come from near and far to Beachwood Place to participate in Race for the Place in support of The Gathering Place. ...

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Coping with the Stress of a Cancer Diagnosis

When you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, your stress can increase. There is the shock of hearing those words; the exhaustion of so many appointments with so...

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From Diagnosis to Surviving and Thriving

A long time friend and supporter to The Gathering Place, Sandy Borrelli shares her story about her cancer journey. Sandy Borrelli first became involved with The Gathering Place as a...

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Regina Brett Wig Salons

Regina Brett, local author and newspaper columnist, was the inspiration for our wig salons that are provided at our Beachwood and Westlake locations. Regina recounts that being bald was one...

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Take Good Care of Yourself

When the snow flies here in Cleveland, we tend to hunker down. So many of our favorite activities require warm weather and sunlight, not shovels and boots! When you add...

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Cancer: An Emotional Journey

Through her experiences at The Gathering Place, Shalonda Drummer learned to open about her cancer journey. Shalonda Drummer describes herself as someone who doesn’t talk about her feelings; she...

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Artist Spotlight: Mary Fisher Bornstein and Margie Strimbu

The Gathering Place Beachwood and Westlake locations remain closed for onsite programming. Please visit our home page to learn about our virtual programming available to individuals and families currently coping...

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Communication and Cancer

Having cancer can be scary and loving someone with cancer can be sad. How the two of you talk about cancer can either add to your stress or help you...

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What Our Participants Say About The Gathering Place

My doctors saved my life. The Gathering Place saved my soul. - Becky Body Participants walk through the doors of The Gathering Place at different points on the cancer...

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Finding Your Center

When we are feeling out of sorts or unsettled, our body might send us clues such as difficulty concentrating, feeling weepy for no obvious reason, or snapping at those we...

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Helping Families Cope with Cancer

The Gathering Place is here to help you and your children and teens cope with the impact of cancer in your family. Our free programs and services are help families...

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Phones, Screens, Face-to-Face: How we connect

During March and April, we reached out to the 2,000+ participants who had visited, called or emailed us in the last six months. In the first weeks of self-isolation, mostly everyone...

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Cancer & COVID-19

When COVID-19 first shut things down back in March, people already dealing with cancer quickly found how how much more their lives could be disrupted. Whether you were the patient,...

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