Cancer Support Community Greater Miami opened its doors more than 14 years ago in March, 2002. Since that time, we have welcomed nearly 27,000 participants to our 4,800 square foot facility.
While the facility is part of a strip mall located at the intersection of US1 and North Kendall Drive, as people walk through our doors they enter a warm, welcoming space that is not commercial or clinical in any way. Most of our programs are offered, under this one roof to make the experience that much easier for our patients and their loved ones. We are grateful to Darlene & Jorge Perez for their generous gift of
the build-out of our space.
Each of the rooms is decorated to feel like a home, with comfortable, casual sofas and chairs, coffee
tables, lamps, paintings and other beautiful art. Macy’s graciously donated their interior design services as
well as all of the furnishings throughout the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami. The beautiful
Pergo® flooring was donated and installed by Mr. & Mrs. Karl Stenstrom.
LIVING ROOM & KITCHEN
The entryway above leads directly into the living room, just as it does in any home. The living room has
a comfortable seating area and is open to both our gentle exercise room and our kitchen. Our kitchen is
fully stocked and is used for cooking demonstrations that follow the recommended guidelines developed
by the National Cancer Institute as well as for social gatherings for our participants. The kitchen cabinets
were a gift from Stan Krieger, and the appliances were a gift from Mark Lawrence.
We have two rooms that serve as meeting rooms for our various group activities, including the support
groups we offer each week. One of our group rooms has been dedicated to the memory of Lilliam
Briggs Winograd through a generous donation from Meg & Richard Green. The second group room
has been dedicated to the memory of both Brenda Zakheim and Gilda Radner from Pamela &
The exercise area provides an open space for yoga, Tai Chi and other programs that we
provide to help people overcome the side-effects of radiation and chemotherapy, as well as to help
them manage pain and stress. It is also the site for many of our social events and educational presentations.
We have a library area containing shelves filled with books and pamphlets of interest to cancer patients
and their families, which they can choose to take home or read onsite while visiting our facility or attending programs. This room exists because of the
generosity of Mary & Howard Frank.
We also have a playfully decorated room that is both inviting and comfortable for children. Here we
provide support services for children with cancer and those who have a parent, grandparent or
guardian with cancer. This space is also an additional program room and conference room when
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami is located in the Kendall 1 Plaza just north of the intersection
of US1 and N. Kendall Drive. We are on the second level of the Plaza, on the roof of Ross. The entrance
to the Plaza is on US1. Once you enter the Plaza take the ramp next to Ross up to the second level. You
will see a building at the top of the ramp, that's where we are located. Park and come in the front door.
We are the first door on the right.