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a Nonprofit Corporation
IRS Tax ID# 47-2917550
This Group is a FREE service open to all cancer patients
and those who love and support them
sustained by individual donations.
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Serving Northern California for 20+ Years from Auburn, California

Weekly Meetings: Wednesdays • 10:15 am - Noon (In person and online via Zoom*)


Being diagnosed with cancer can be bewildering, sobering and scary. How do you move forward? Please Feel Welcome to attend our Cancer Hope and Support Group. Your family, caregivers, friends, no matter what type or stage cancer you were diagnosed with, are welcome.


Cancer Hope and Support Group has been meeting for over 20 years. We are a private Non-Profit organization, not connected to a particular hospital or insurance group. Financially, the group is supported by the generosity of its participants and donations from external entities, supplement program, endowments and fund raisers. You can help us (at no cost to you) by clicking the Amazon Smile button above and sign up to have portion of Amazon purchases donated to the group.

Attendance/Membership is FREE, no charge to anyone. Tax deductible donations are accepted.


Wednesday morning 10:15 – 12:00

NOTE: We try to meet in person (depending on COVID guidelines) at Woodside Mobile Home Park in Auburn, but during the pandemic we observe COVID guidelines and offer remote access via Zoom*. You may enter and leave the meeting at any time.

*For help with joining meetings on ZOOM, Email Dave


Woodside Village Mobile Home Park
12155 Luther Rd. (off Hwy 49)
Auburn California, 95603
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The goal of this group is to guide cancer patients through the cancer journey from a position of empowerment, strength, humor and hope and to counteract fear, isolation and helplessness. We share experiences living with cancer and its impact upon family and friends.

We experience a comfortable space to express feelings, from doubt to determination. You will learn how to navigate the health care system, form an effective partnership with your health care team, problem - solve common issues regarding diagnosis, treatment and side effects. You will experience an improved quality of life, with less fear and anxiety and pain.


We are honored to be mentored by retired physician Dr. Jonathon Hake. Since receiving his medical degree in 1972, he was residency-trained and board-certified in family medicine and in preventive/occupational medicine. He taught and practiced 17 years on the faculties of Duke University, University of Arizona and University of Oklahoma.

In 1988, he developed a degenerative spine condition. Four surgeries failed to relieve his chronic pain and led to a long period of disability, which he describes as his "residency training" in being a patient. Since 1996, he has facilitated cancer support groups, sharing his experiences with his own chronic condition in order to help patients find hope and healing in their journey with cancer. He retired in 2019 but continues to facilitate this group.

To find out more, Email Dr. Hake or Email Linda

Help Support This FREE Service:

The Cancer Hope and Support Group is approved as a Nonprofit Corporation by the IRS
Your donation may be Tax-Deductible! (consult your tax preparer)
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Cancer Hope and Support Group, Inc. to:

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Cancer Hope and Support Group, Inc.
P. O. Box 5704
Auburn, CA 95604

Our Tax ID# is 47-2917550