New Executive Director of Cancer Support Community

Written by Estero Bay News

January 17, 2022

The Cancer Support Community California Central Coast (CSC-CCC) named Candice Sanders as their new executive director. 

CSC-CCC is a local non-profit, supporting the social and emotional needs of cancer patients and their families at no charge. They offer services to the whole family, no matter what stage of cancer or recovery. The organization offers free weekly support groups, education, restorative fitness, hats and wigs, family programs, patient navigation, individual counseling, grupo de apoyo, and more to all people touched by cancer.

Sanders is an ovarian cancer survivor and served as former Development Director at CSC-CCC. She is excited to take on this new role as the Executive Director of CSC-CCC and is proud to continue their great work of offering support resources. 

“Cancer Support Community served as a beacon of hope for me during my battle with cancer,” Sanders said. “I look forward to carrying on the torch of our mission to ensure that all people touched by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by our community.

CSC-CCC’s serves the entire county with an office located in the medical center of Templeton at 1051 Las Tablas Road. 

“Although all our programs remain virtual via Zoom,” Sanders said, “we are still here, and our office is open Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and additional hours are available by appointment. If you or someone you know is affected by cancer, we are here to help, with more than 30 programs offered each month.”

“We will continually strive to widen our support to those impacted by cancer,” Sanders said. “We are looking forward to expanding our services and reaching further into our community. I am humbled to be able to help lead that growth. CSC-CCC holds a special place in my heart, and I look forward to giving back to a place that gave so much to me during a very scary time in my life,” says Sanders.

Cancer Support Community – California Central Coast is solely funded by private donors, endowments, and sponsorships. All funds raised stay in San Luis Obispo County to support local families.  

For more information, go to cscslo.org.

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