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Nacron Cancer Survivor Support Group

Since 2010, the Alper JCC has offered a unique program designed to help cancer survivors and their families. The Nacron Cancer Survivor Support Group meets in the JCC Art Gallery once per month, usually on the third Wednesday, for a free two-hour session covering an extensive range of topics.

The program is made possible through the generosity of the Nacron Family. Lainey Nacron has said, "My husband Robert and I feel there is a tremendous need for cancer support systems in our community and we are delighted that the group is at the Alper JCC, where we have felt at home for many years."

  • The group, overseen by Dr. Peggy Rios, has strong educational and social components fostering healthy living during and after cancer treatments. Appealing to a broad range of people affected by cancer, monthly topics may include:Healthy Nutrition
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Coping and Recovery
  • Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment
  • Cognitive Effects of Chemo
  • Pain Management
  • Power of Gratitude
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Therapeutic Dance
  • Lymphedema
  • Recapturing Joy and Enthusiasm After Cancer

The Alper JCC is pleased to offer a one-time complementary 3-month health center membership for non-member cancer survivors and their caregivers who attend the Nacron Cancer Survivor Support Group. The JCC facility also offers a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, a Jr. Olympic size pool, basketball and tennis courts, baseball fields and a complete schedule of mostly free fitness classes to help people gain strength and aid in a healthy recovery.


For more information on the Nacron Cancer Support Group or any of the Alper JCC's adult programs and groups, please contact Ilene Primack at 305.271.9000 x264 or

11155 SW 112 Avenue, Miami FL 33176

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