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Rady Children's Specialists

Support Groups

We offer support groups for patients, siblings and families.

Some of My Best Friends are Bald (SOMBFAB)

  • A peer support group for cancer patients and teen siblings of cancer patients
  • Meets the third Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Rady Children’s Education and Office Building, Suite 1800, Rooms B & C, 7960 Birmingham Drive, San Diego, 92123 (Map it)
  • For more information, contact Amy Schneider, B.S.N., R.N., CHPON, Case Manager for Cancer Survivorship, 858-966-1700, ext 223085 or email aschneider2@rchsd.org.

Families Supporting Families

  • For parents of children with cancer
  • Meets the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. – months vary; check with Parent Liaisons for schedule
  • Location: Rady Children’s Education and Office Building, Suite 1800, 7960 Birmingham Drive, San Diego, 92123 (Map it)
  • RSVP to Parent Liaisons at 858-966-5429.

Sibling Support Group (SIBS)

  • For siblings of children with cancer up to 12 years old
  • Meets the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. – months vary; check with Parent Liaisons for schedule
  • Location: Rady Children’s Education and Office Building, Suite 1800, 7960 Birmingham Drive, San Diego, 92123 (Map it)
  • RSVP to Parent Liaisons at 858-966-5429.

CHAMPS

  • For children with cancer ages 6-12
  • Meets the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. – months vary; check with Parent Liaisons for schedule
  • Location: Rady Children’s Education and Office Building, Suite 1800, 7960 Birmingham Drive, San Diego, 92123 (Map it)
  • RSVP to Parent Liaisons at 858-966-5429.

Parent Support Group

  • For parents of children with a hematology or oncology diagnosis
  • Meets Thursday mornings from 10-11 a.m. (no childcare available); schedule varies
  • Location: Acute Care Pavilon, 2nd Floor, Room 2003 (in front of the outpatient clinic), 3020 Children’s Way, San Diego, 92123 (Map it)
  • For more information, contact Anke Reineke, Ph.D., at 858-576-1700, ext. 222936

Kite of Hope Bereavement Gathering

  • For bereaved families (including children and caregivers) of children that were treated by the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • Meets quarterly; schedule varies
  • Location: Rady Children’s Education and Office Building, Suite 1800, 7960 Birmingham Drive, San Diego, 92123 (Map it)
  • For more information, contact Anke Reineke, Ph.D., at 858-576-1700, ext. 222936