Entries by Cancer Help Program Alum

Thoughts About Commonweal

Jane found herself referring to the Commonweal Cancer Help Program as “The Mothership” because it felt like the safest and most nurturing space she encountered in helping her with her cancer experience.


How do you hold a moon beam?

Why has it been so difficult and taken so long for me to write about the most meaningful and transformational experience of my life? Wording the question this way may make the answer obvious but I laugh at the first thing that pops into my mind. It’s the line from The Sound of Music song, “How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?”


Thank You, Commonweal

By Daniel Raskin The Commonweal cancer support community became a vital part of my life when my partner, Ann Weissman, died from cancer three years ago last February. Ann got ovarian cancer in 1993.  After treatment and recovery she returned to a full life and was well until she had a recurrence in 2008. Ann […]

Cancer Camp at Commonweal

By Christabel Cheung GangsterLog.Stardate.10.30.2012 – If you lose fat at fat camp, maybe you lose cancer at cancer camp? Ok, so I’m not really that naïve, but I arrived at the Commonweal Cancer Help Program last week after having been on the waitlist for two years. So much life had happened since, that I carried […]