Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group - Wednesday
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

Meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
Support Groups are Free and Open to All

It can be intimidating joining a group for the first time but we are here for you.

Metastatic breast disease is breast cancer that has not just come back, but has made its way through the bloodstream and spread to other organs of the body, such as the bones, liver, or brain. Cancer spread may be present at first diagnosis or after recurrence. Many women can live for years with metastatic cancer that is under control. For these women, living with a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer is like living with a chronic disease. Their needs are much different than those of a women recently diagnosed or who's cancer is isolated to the breast.


 

Facilitated By
Rachel Mason

Location: 

Michelle's Place
27645 Jefferson Ave. Suite 117
92590 Temecula , CA
- Wed, Jul, 27, 2016
Reiki
Monday, August 01, 2016
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

Available every Monday between 10 AM and 2 PM by Appointment Only
RSVP is required for 1 hr session, use contact form or call

Relax and feel the new energy float through your body

In alternative medicine, Reiki is a treatment in which healing energy is channeled from the practitioner to the patient to reduce stress, pain and fatigue. After Reiki sessions, clients often mention that they feel relaxed, calm, peaceful, more centered, better able to focus and more energetic.

Reiki has its roots in Tebetan, Chinese, Indian, Egyptian, Japanese and Roman cultures.  The word Reiki is composed of two syllables Rei and Ki.  Reimeans universal, it is always there, available for everybody to tap into. Ki is the energy that sustains life. Life force plays an important role in everything we are and do.  If life force is low, or if it is restricted, one is more vulnerable to illness.  When it is high and flowing freely, a person is less likely to get sick, but instead feels good about himself/herself, and the tasks at hand are welcomed with zest and creativity. 

Provided By
Michelle's Place

Location: 

Michelle's Place
27645 Jefferson Ave. Suite 117
92590 Temecula , CA
- Mon, Aug, 1, 2016
Esperanza para Mujeres - Riverside, Parkview Hospital
Monday, August 01, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

1st Monday of each month at 5:00 pm
This support group is conducted in Spanish, sessions are FREE and open to all

A support group for women with Breast Cancer and their families - Conducted in Spanish

Esperanza para Mujeres (Hope for Women) is a support group conducted in Spanish for women with breast cancer and their families.  All family members are welcome and child care is available.

The following article was written by Michelle's Place volunteer, Mary Rhodes about Esperanza para Mujeres in 2010.

Michelle's Place Coordinator

Location: 

Founder's Center (PCH)
3885 Jackson St.
92503 Riverside , CA
- Mon, Aug, 1, 2016
Self Help Group - Evening
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Self Help Groups are FREE and Open to All

Have you been recently diagnosed with or are currently going through treatment for breast cancer? Are you a breast cancer survivor? Many women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer feel alone and that no one in their personal support circle can truly understand what they are going through.

Our Self-Help Groups are a safe haven where women can come together with a trained, experienced facilitator in a safe, welcoming environment. You can gain so much by talking to other women on journeys similar to yours. Our Self-Help Groups offer women the opportunity to be open with their experiences, concerns and questions and to learn from and support each other. Share experiences or just listen. We have four separate Self-Help Groups each month - three are open to all and one is specifically for women with metastatic cancer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provided By
Michelle's Place

Location: 

Michelle's Place
27645 Jefferson Ave. Suite 117
92590 Temecula , CA
- Wed, Aug, 3, 2016
Reiki
Monday, August 01, 2016
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

Available every Monday between 10 AM and 2 PM by Appointment Only
RSVP is required for 1 hr session, use contact form or call

Relax and feel the new energy float through your body

In alternative medicine, Reiki is a treatment in which healing energy is channeled from the practitioner to the patient to reduce stress, pain and fatigue. After Reiki sessions, clients often mention that they feel relaxed, calm, peaceful, more centered, better able to focus and more energetic.

Reiki has its roots in Tebetan, Chinese, Indian, Egyptian, Japanese and Roman cultures.  The word Reiki is composed of two syllables Rei and Ki.  Reimeans universal, it is always there, available for everybody to tap into. Ki is the energy that sustains life. Life force plays an important role in everything we are and do.  If life force is low, or if it is restricted, one is more vulnerable to illness.  When it is high and flowing freely, a person is less likely to get sick, but instead feels good about himself/herself, and the tasks at hand are welcomed with zest and creativity. 

Provided By
Michelle's Place

Location: 

Michelle's Place
27645 Jefferson Ave. Suite 117
92590 Temecula , CA
- Mon, Aug, 1, 2016
Esperanza para Mujeres - San Bernardino
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am
This support group is conducted in Spanish, sessions are FREE and open to all

A support group for women with Breast Cancer and their families - Conducted in Spanish

Esperanza para Mujeres (Hope for Women) is a support group conducted in Spanish for women with breast cancer and their families.  All family members are welcome and child care is available.

The following article was written by Michelle's Place volunteer, Mary Rhodes about Esperanza para Mujeres in 2010.

Michelle's Place Coordinator

Location: 

St. Bernardine Medical Center
403 E. Highland Ave
San Bernardino , CA
- Tue, Aug, 9, 2016
Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group - Tuesday
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
Support Groups are Free and Open to All

It can be intimidating joining a group for the first time but we are here for you.

Metastatic breast disease is breast cancer that has not just come back, but has made its way through the bloodstream and spread to other organs of the body, such as the bones, liver, or brain. Cancer spread may be present at first diagnosis or after recurrence. Many women can live for years with metastatic cancer that is under control. For these women, living with a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer is like living with a chronic disease. Their needs are much different than those of a women recently diagnosed or who's cancer is isolated to the breast.


 

Facilitated By
Rachel Mason

Location: 

Michelle's Place
27645 Jefferson Ave. Suite 117
92590 Temecula , CA
- Tue, Aug, 9, 2016
Self Help Group - Daytime
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 PM
Support Groups are Free and Open to All

Have you been recently diagnosed with or are currently going through treatment for breast cancer? Are you a breast cancer survivor? Many women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer feel alone and that no one in their personal support circle can truly understand what they are going through.

Our Self-Help Groups are a safe haven where women can come together with a trained, experienced facilitator in a safe, welcoming environment. You can gain so much by talking to other women on journeys similar to yours. Our Self-Help Groups offer women the opportunity to be open with their experiences, concerns and questions and to learn from and support each other. Share experiences or just listen. We have four separate Self-Help Groups each month - three are open to all and one is specifically for women with metastatic cancer.

 

 

 

 

Provided By
Michelle's Place

Location: 

Michelle's Place
27645 Jefferson Ave. Suite 117
92590 Temecula , CA
- Wed, Aug, 10, 2016

Volunteer

Our Volunteers are the heart of our organization!

I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives. 

~Tracy Chapman

There are always opportunities for new volunteers to join us in our mission to help women and their families as they face this overwhelming challenge in their lives. There are a number of ways that you can volunteer to help Michelle's Place as we strongly believe everyone has strengths and skills that can benefit others. 

  • Office Volunteer - Working with our staff to assist clients with their support needs
  • Community Outreach Volunteer - Attend Health Fairs and visit local business to distribute materials for Michelle's Place
  • Advisory Board - An active group of community advocates primarily focused on fundraising, event planning and spreading the word about Michelle's Place.
  • Community and Civic Groups - organizations like the Temecula Valley Woman's Club, Rotary and __ Men's Club have all made significant contributions to Michelle's Place through their countless volunteer hours.

Would you like to learn more about volunteering for Michelle’s Place?

Office & Community Outreach Volunteers

We regularly schedule Volunteer Orientation Meetings where you can visit Michelle's Place and learn about the different areas where you can help. We train our volunteers based on their area of support.

Volunteering is rewarding and a great way to give back to your community.  Many of our volunteers are breast cancer survivors who share their personal breast cancer experience with the women who come to Michelle's Place for support.  Here is what some Michelle's Place volunteers have to say:

"I joined Michelle's Place six and half years ago after reading an article about a young woman who paid the ultimate price because of the lack of knowledge in the medical field regarding breast cancer in the very young.  As a member of the Advisory Board and Public Relations Committee, I do public speaking and attend health fairs as well as distribute brochures to medical offices, clinics and various businesses to inform people of Michelle's Place services. I wanted to be part of an information gathering team teaching and educating the community about early detection for young women.  30 years of volunteer work could not have prepared me for the dedication, compassion and family atmosphere that Michelle's Place brings to our community." - Linda Hicks

"I have volunteered at Michelle's Place for five years and love helping in the office.  It has been wondering being part of the support of those needing the services we offer.  In April 2007, I, myself, was diagnosed with breast cancer and had need of the support.  Today, I am a 2-year survivor, and still volunteer at Michelle's Place.  So thankful for their support and being able to continue helping other survivors." - Ginger Koontz

"My experience with Michelle's Place began because I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer and saw the Wellness Program available and this sounded fun.  After meeting such wonderful people and learning all that they do, all I wanted was to be a part of everything.  I got to speak at the Spring Fling and share how my husband's death 11 months prior to my diagnosis was the hardest thing I ever had to go through.  Breast cancer and Michelle's Place saved me by giving me so much hope that I really think I'm going to survive all that life has dealt me.  The more time I spend there the more worthwhile my life becomes that I may share with others.  Love You All." -Laura Lawrence

Advisory Board

While the Board of Directors directs Michelle's Place as an organization to meet it's short and long-term goals, it is the Advisory Board where many times "the rubber meets the road."  This group of community business people and leaders are creative and always ready to take on the next challenge.  They step up to assist when needed and spot areas where they can develop ways to help ensure our services get to the people that need them.  The Advisory Board is largely responsible for helping us meet our fundraising targets and they provide support alongside our volunteers at events.  They know how to roll up their sleeves and get things done!

Community and Civic Groups

The Temecula Valley Women's Club does so much to help Michelle's Place.  They volunteer and work hard to help our clients by giving so many items for the women, and their children, while they are  undergoing treatment.  Thank you, Temecula Valley Women's Club!

The National Charity League is another amazing organization that helps Michelle's Place. They are a group of mothers and daughters serving the community together and they help out  whenever possible at Michelle's Place events throughout the community. Thank you National Charity League!

There are always opportunities for new volunteers to join Michelle's Place in our mission to help women and their families as they face this overwhelming challenge in their lives.

"If there is any message I could pass on it would be to take today's opportunities and live your dreams.  I know sometimes it's hard not to be stressed out by life and bogged with minor problems.  Try to remember what matters most to your heart and be thankful for what you do have."

~ Michelle Watson

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