Cancer Support Community-Pasadena (CSCP) is pleased to announce that it has received a $50,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in the communities.

The S. Mark Taper Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. “We are thrilled to be the recipient of such a generous grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation” said Meg Symes, CSCP’s Executive Director. “This grant provides our organization with valuable general operating support, allowing us to expand and strengthen our programs and services for individuals impacted by cancer. We are grateful to the S. Mark Taper Foundation for appreciating the importance of our mission and for helping us to further our mission.”

At CSCP, no one has to face cancer alone. CSCP provides over 100 monthly education and stress management classes and workshops, in addition to 12 distinct weekly support groups that give patients, family and friends/caregivers, children and those bereaved coping skills and a safe environment in which to express their feelings and connect with others undergoing similar experiences. Program participants are invited to attend one support group per week and unlimited stress management classes and educational workshops. All support groups are facilitated by licensed mental health care professionals and are offered free f charge.

Cancer Support Community Pasadena (CSCP) is located at 76 East Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215 in Pasadena, on the second floor of the Pasadena Humane Society’s building. For more information, please call (626) 796-1083 or visit