• Clinical Services for Survivors of Childhood Cancer

    STEPS for Young Brain Tumor Survivors

    STEPS, or "Success Through Education, Psychosocial support, and Socialization," is a support program that holds monthly events for adolescent and young adult brain tumor survivors and their parents or caregivers.

    Organized by survivorship experts from Dana-Farber, these activities offer attendees a chance to connect with one another, learn new skills, and have fun.

    For parents and caregivers, STEPS events offer a chance to talk with experts, attend presentations, and interact with others who are also coping with survivorship challenges.

    For both survivors and parents, STEPS provides an opportunity to be with others who understand the difficulties associated with brain tumor survivorship. It's also a chance to gather valuable resources to address concerns. STEPS is designed to promote self-confidence, communication, and the ability to work with others.

    Who can attend STEPS?
    The program is for brain tumor survivors who:

    Eligible survivors are welcome to attend STEPS events with or without their parent or caregiver. Similarly, parents and other caregivers are welcome to come to STEPS events even if the survivor does not attend.

    Where and when
    STEPS events are held on the last Thursday of almost every month, from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. in the Smith Building (room 308/309) at Dana-Farber. Attendees can park at no cost in Dana-Farber's parking garage.

    Dates for STEPS dinners in 2014:

    • January 30
    • February 27
    • March 27
    • April 24
    • May 29
    • June 26
    • July 31
    • August 28
    • September 25
    • October 30

      No November Dinner
      Holiday party TBD

    If you'd like to attend an upcoming STEPS dinner, please RSVP by calling 617-632-6080 or emailing STEPS@dfci.harvard.edu.

    For information about getting to Dana-Farber, visit our driving directions page.

    Learn more

    To learn more about STEPS, please download our brochure.

    If you have questions about the program, call 617-632-6080 or email STEPS@dfci.harvard.edu.

    If you're interested in joining or supporting our Jimmy Fund Walk team, visit our team page.

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