Candy's Place a Cancer Wellness Center


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Mission Statement

As a cancer wellness and resource center, we work hard to provide support to cancer patients and their loved ones in a loving, safe and home-like environment.

In its nearly two decades of operation, Candy’s Place has distinguished itself as a safe haven where those diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones can find education, support, and hope. Here, hundreds of cancer patients and survivors, widows and widowers, and caregivers have found the compassion and assistance that they so vitally needed.

Penny Cunningham, a local nurse, founded the nonprofit resource center in memory of her sister, Candice Vincent-Mamary, who lost her battle with cancer in 1998. Candy envisioned a way to help people just like her, and after her death, Penny brought the plan to fruition.

To address their physical, emotional, and social needs, Candy’s Place offers a variety of programs. Support groups and individual and family consultations by dedicated therapists provide encouragement. Movement classes include Gentle Yoga, Pilates, Meditation for Deep Relaxation, Beat Explosion Levels I and II, and One-on-One Personal and Yoga Training. The Healing Arts of Reiki, Massage and Facial Therapy, and Reflexology are quite popular. And, the wig and accessories boutique helps build self-esteem.

When I go to Candy’s Place, I feel at home—safe, cared for, and supported by staff, volunteers, and fellow survivors. Someone is always eager to laugh with you or offer a big hug when needed.

Kathleen Zahorsky

Because patients should be educated about and understand their disease and recovery, Candy’s Place affords them a Lending Library, educational workshops, cancer resource materials, informational seminars, and much more.

Donations to Candy’s Place can take the form of general donations, memorials, corporate sponsorship, annual campaign offerings, full and half day sponsorships, day of remembrance, and Tree of Life memorial leaves, acorns, and stones

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