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Community is Stronger Than Cancer

Cancer Support Community Southwest Colorado

Community is Stronger Than Cancer

Empowered by knowledge. Strengthened by action. Sustained by community.

Durango Police Department conducts fundariser for
CSC-SWC with Pink Patch Project

We are happy to announce that the Durango Police Department is participating in the Pink Patch Program, and they have chosen Cancer Support Community Southwest Colorado as their beneficiary! The Pink Patch Project has the simple goal of increasing awareness about the life-saving benefits of early detection and early intervention in the fight against breast cancer. The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation with the community. Durango police officers will wear these patches on their uniforms for the month of October.

Money raised from this local fundraiser will be donated to CSC-SWC, and will help us provide much-needed services. Patches are available for $10 each and can be purchased in-person in the Durango Police Station lobby, or for $11 by emailing nick.stasi@durangogov.org. Our thanks to our local officers for standing with us as we support people in Southwest Colorado experiencing a cancer journey.

Our Mission

Learning to live with and beyond cancer takes an entire community. The effects of a cancer diagnosis are life-changing, and call for a community of strength, hope, support, encouragement, and guidance. Discover a path that will give you the social and emotional support you need. Find your community–join us today.

Since 2014, first as Blueprints of Hope and now as the Cancer Support Community Southwest Colorado (CSC-SWCO), we have served as a cancer support organization working to improve the quality of life for individuals facing cancer in Southwest Colorado. All services offered are completely free of charge for anyone, at any age, facing any type or stage of cancer, and are for the entire family.

Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Our Programs

We believe in caring for the whole person and family, and that all people who are affected by cancer should have access to psychosocial care as part of their cancer treatment and survivorship. We offer a variety of programs that provide support, healthy lifestyle classes, educational workshops, resources and referrals, and social activities.

Exercise & Stress Reduction
Exercise & Stress Reduction

Join us for several programs that can help promote a sense of relaxation and well-being, reduce stress, side effects, promote restoration, and help integrate the mind and body.

Educational Workshops
Educational Workshops

Educational workshops on survivorship topics are led by licensed and certified professionals. Each provides an opportunity to meet others who can give support and encouragement along the way.

Support Groups
Support Groups

Hearing from others who are facing cancer-related challenges can be immensely comforting. Our support groups bring together people with similar experiences and are facilitated by a licensed mental health professional.

Family Support Programs
Family Support Programs

Because we recognize that cancer affects the entire family, we offer family programs that offer a place to connect with others and share experiences, so no one faces cancer alone.

Social Activities & Connections
Social Activities & Connections

Enjoy the simpler things — join us for social events that connect to other cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in our communities.

Cancer Nurse Navigation
Cancer Nurse Navigation

Connect to our community cancer nurse navigator to find medical and non-medical resources that may help improve your quality of life. The Cancer Support Community also offers a toll-free helpline if you are unable to reach our navigator.

Beautiful greeting cards by Rosemary Juskevich

Help support Cancer Support Community with your purchase of these beautiful greeting cards created by our board member, Rosemary Juskevich. Sold in sets of three, these cards are great as thank you notes, gifts, or just to brighten someone’s day!

A special thank you to our generous partners and sponsors

A Partner in Your Cancer Journey

Cancer Support Community Southwest Colorado helps people with cancer develop a personalized road map for their cancer journey by encouraging whole body, mind, and spiritual well-being. Our professional guidance provides an environment of hope and authentic caring by offering practical, physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual support. We see ourselves as an integral piece of the healthcare team, and as partners in your healing.

Transforming the cancer experience
through community and connection

MyLifeLine helps cancer patients and caregivers connect with friends and family to reduce stress, anxiety and isolation.


Find support, hope, and ideas by joining our discussion boards and meeting others like you.


Connect with friends and family by creating a private community website and documenting your cancer journey.


Assign Care Coordinators to help manage your site and use the helping calendar to ask your guests for assistance.

Get in touch

Looking for more information? Send us a message!