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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 whenSTEPS events are held at Dana-Farber on the last Thursday of most months, from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees can park at no cost in Dana-Farber's parking garage.
Dates for STEPS dinners in 2016:
If you or a loved one would like to attend an upcoming STEPS event, please call 617-632-6080 or email STEPS@dfci.harvard.edu.
For information about getting to Dana-Farber, visit our driving directions page.
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.