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Free Programs for Cancer Survivors

Free Programs every Wednesday for Carbon County Cancer Survivors from Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley at Turn To Us.
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A to ZZZ: Sleep and Cancer

Wednesday, September 8th, 12pm – Learn how cancer impacts sleep and ways to optimize your sleep practices.
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Fall Crafting Session

Wednesday, September 15th, 12pm – Prepare for the season with home decor creations inspired by the changing colors of autumn.

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Gentle Yoga

Wednesday, September 22nd, 12pm – Mild stretching and focused breathing combined with chair and mat work.

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Intro to QiGong

Wednesday, September 29th, 12pm – Learn basic moving meditations to become more grounded, relaxed, and surrounded by supportive energy.

 

46 W Catawissa Street
Nesquehoning, PA 18240
  • Classes are free to anyone affected by cancer, including caregivers.
  • Registration required (570) 732-4220.
  • Masks required.

 

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FREE Cancer Support Program Open House

Join Turn To Us and Cancer Support Community Greater Lehigh Valley for an Open House highlighting our free programs for Carbon County Cancer Survivors.
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MEDITATIONS

  • Click play for Pleasant Dreams Guided  Meditation

EXPRESSIVE ARTS

STRETCHES

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 570-732-4220.

 

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SOS -Exploring Nature

WELCOME BACK!
Turn To Us is ecstatic to host our first in-person Spectrum of Support event in over a year. Join us at the Carbon County Environmental Center to explore nature.
Thursday, May 27th
6-8pm
Arrive anytime
Enjoy the center’s animal displays, nature trails, and play equipment at your own pace while completing a sensory scavenger hunt.
This event is for families with a child diagnosed with autism or sensory processing disorder.
Register through the form on top of the pag:
https://turntousinc.org/events/
Please do not park on the road, grass, or fields.
We will be following all CDC guidelines.
Children who are unable to wear a mask, do NOT need to wear one.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 570-732-4220.

 

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SOS – Egg Hunt Kit

While we wish we could host our in-person Egg Hunt as we did in 2019, we need to duplicate 2020’s Egg Hunt kit.  Parents can choose from pickup or delivery.  Kits will include stuffed eggs.

If you select DELIVERY, please include if you would like the eggs hidden in your yard OR placed on the porch.

PICKUP: Friday, April 2nd from 4-6pm

Register by March 29th

Must register through the above form for Zoom information

OR

DELIVERY: Morning of Sunday, April 4th

Register by March 29th

Must register through the above form for Zoom information

Questions? Call 570-732-4220

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SOS – Spring Party

Join Turn To Us’ Miss Shalmar for another fun zoom party.  We will be celebrating SPRING!!

Tuesday, April 6th from 6-6:30pm

GoNoodle, story, craft, and sharing time

Must register through the above form for Zoom information

FOOD BOX PROGRAM

Current, past, and future Turn To Us clients can register for our free food box pickup.  New clients must complete an application and submit proof of autism or cancer diagnosis.   If you have questions, call 570-732-4220.

Pickup on Friday, April 23rd from 4-5pm

46 West Catawissa Street, Nesquehoning, PA

Must register through the above form.

Register by April 21st

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FOOD BOX PROGRAM

Current, past, and future Turn To Us clients can register for our free food box pickup.  New clients must complete an application and submit proof of autism or cancer diagnosis.   If you have questions, call 570-732-4220.

Pickup on Friday, March 19th from 4-6pm

46 West Catawissa Street, Nesquehoning, PA

Must register through the above form.

Register by March 16th

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SOS – St. Patrick’s Day Party

Join Turn To Us’ Miss Shalmar for another fun zoom party!  Wear as much green as you can for this St. Patrick’s Day Zoom Party.

Tuesday, March 16th from 6-6:30pm

GoNoodle, story, and sharing time

Must register through the above form for Zoom information

Turn To Us is getting ready for the holidays but we need YOUR help!

Santa stops at our Christmas party to hang out with the children and hand out presents – but his sled can’t hold all the presents he needs to bring.

TTU is asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys and gifts for our clients of all ages.

Ideas for presents include: craft kits, books, puzzles, games, dolls, cars, headphones, coloring books, crayons, sports balls, frames, mugs, gloves, hats, scarfs, socks, blankets…. be creative and have fun!

Donations can be dropped off at the TTU office lobby –

616 North Street, Jim Thorpe, PA

Front door, large cardboard box to the left.
Monday to Friday 8:15am to 3pm or call 570-732-4220 to set up a time

Questions? Want to set up a box in your company? 570-732-4220

Join the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund and Turn To Us for our annual golf outing!

All proceeds benefit the Turn To Us Krysta’s Miles That Matter gas gift card program. Through this program, Turn To Us has assisted Carbon County, Coaldale, and Tamaqua residents impacted by a major or chronic illness with $6,055 in gas gift cards to ease the financial strain of traveling to treatments and appointments.

When: 10/3/19
Where: Split Rock Country Club benefits “Turn to Us,Inc”
Cost: $25.00 includes cart, greens fee, hot dog & drink
Tee Times: 8:00am-1:00pm Call the pro shop at 570-722-9901, tell them you are with the Hankee group and set your tee time.

Questions? Call 570-732-4220

Turn To Us needs help delivering Thanksgiving meals to our clients that cannot make it to our sit down dinner.

Deliveries are throughout Carbon County, Coaldale and Tamaqua. Drivers must have a valid drivers license and insurance.

Interested? You must call and talk to Alicia 570-732-4220

Turn To Us clients – save the date!

Watch your mail for invites and information on how to RSVP

Santa’s elves need help wrapping the Christmas gifts!!

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up to volunteer through SignUpGenius. Thank you!

If you have a pair of scissors you love to use when wrapping, bring them along. We will provide tape, paper, and scissors. Some wrappers may need to sit on the floor.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be served! Feel free to bring your favorite cookies to share.

Questions? 570-732-4220

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0444A8AD2EAAFC1-ttuchristmas

Registration opens Tuesday 10/1 for all events!! The half-marathon and all-new SCENIC TRAIN RIDE marathon and 8-miler!!

Half Marathon (Sat. 5/16):
Run the course that has been called one of the most enjoyable and interesting in the Northeast!

Full Marathon and 8-Miler (Sun. 5/17):
Take in the spectacular views and old-fashioned charm of the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway as it transports runners and spectators to the starting line!

The ALL-NEW full marathon is an ABSOLUTE DREAM for runners a spectators alike, a POINT-TO-POINT BOSTON QUALIFIER with a STEADY 1-2% DOWNGRADE nearly the ENTIRE WAY. (Did we mention the scenic train ride to the start??)

Half Marathon
The 2020 half marathon course will take you from the beautiful view atop Flagstaff Mountain to the shores of Mauch Chunk Lake. With breathtaking views, serene woodland paths, a healthy dose of history, and an overall elevation drop of nearly 700 feet, this beginner-level trail run had 2019 runners raving that it was one of the best they’d ever experienced!

Full Marathon and 8-Miler
Runners and spectators will TAKE THE FAMOUS LEHIGH GORGE SCENIC RAILWAY for 26 miles from Jim Thorpe to White Haven, PA. After watching the start, spectators will re-board the train, stop on a bridge overlooking the trail at mile 3, and wait to cheer for their friends and loved ones as they run toward them and pass underneath.

After the last runner passes, the train will then take our 8-Mile runners down the trail to their starting point at Old Penn Haven before returning spectators to the finish area in Jim Thorpe. While they wait for their runner to finish, spectators can enjoy the FOOD, FUN, MUSIC, and VENDORS of the Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration taking place adjacent to the train station!

*A portion of the proceeds from the 2020 JTARF will benefit Turn To Us, a vital Jim Thorpe area charitable nonprofit that provides assistance to individuals and their families who have been impacted by major or chronic illnesses.

Save the date!

Clients – your invitations will be sent in the mail with instructions on how to RSVP.

Get your Halloween costumes ready for our Spectrum of Support Halloween party on Wednesday, October 23rd from 6-8pm.

Enjoy games and crafts with your SOS friends and families! Meet with local resources.
All children will receive a free hot dog. Hot food available to purchase from Franklin Township Fire Company.

This free event is only for families who have children with special needs or diagnosed with ASD.

Please click to reserve your free ticket.

Questions? Call Alicia at 570-732-4220.

Turn To Us is excited to be a part of UPH’s Tithing Tuesdays.

Join us on Tuesday, August 13th from 4-9pm at UPH or order take out. UPH will be donating 10% of the sales to Turn To Us. TTU will be holding a 50/50 too!

Through an extremely generous donation from St. Luke’s Miners, Turn To Us will be opening a Sensory Gym for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and sensory processing disorders. We will be the ONLY FunFactory installed Sensory Gym in NorthEast PA!

1 in 59 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

1 in 6 children experience sensory processing disorder symptoms

Autism costs an estimated $60,000 a year through childhood between special services and lost wages.

Stone Row Pub and Eatery and Turn To Us cordially invite TTU clients to our “Spark Joy” event. This free dining experience is only for Turn To Us clients and their spouse or support system. Our vision is to have couples enjoy a wonderful date night to reconnect and moms/dads enjoy a night out with the people that keep them going.

This is an adult only event.

Limited seating. TTU clients must call to make a reservation.

Set menu:
Appetizer: black bean salsa and tortilla chips
Buffet: garden salad, lemon butter chicken, basil tomato alfredo pasta
Dessert: choice of baby lemon cupcake or baby chocolate cupcake
Drinks: water and ice tea
Alcohol is not included in the free meal.

In return for your free night out, Stone Row Pub and Eatery asks that you pay it forward with an act of kindness.

To make reservations, call Stone Row Pub and Eatery at 570-732-0465. Again, limited seating.

TTU will confirm all attendees are clients prior to the event.
Questions? Call 570-732-4220

Please help Turn To Us provide these families with a unique space created just for them. Your support and donations stay here to help your family, your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors.

Together we can change the lives of children diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorders.

See you at UPH!

Questions? Call Alicia at 610-762-0877 or email [email protected]

Turn To Us and St. Luke’s Miner’s Rehabilitation is ecstatic to invite our Spectrum of Support community to our SOS Track and Field Day – Ninja Warrior Style!

When: Sunday, August 11th from 10am to Noon

Where: Pyramid Gym, 230 Ochre Street, Lehighton, PA 18229

Cost: FREE

Who Can Attend? This event is ONLY for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or special needs and their siblings. You must be a resident of Carbon County, Coaldale or Tamaqua. If you are currently not a Turn To Us client, you will be asked to fill out an application and submit proof of diagnosis.

What does the day look like? Upstairs stations will include hula hoop tossing in Ring a Nurse, relay style Dress a Doc, ball throwing, soccer ball shots on the net, sponge tossing, and small obstacles. Downstairs stations will include small obstacles like the ones seen on NBC’s hit TV show American Ninja Warrior. 5 ANWs featured on the show will be volunteering to help the kids!

What to wear? Kids should wear comfy clothes and socks and sneakers.

This is a once in a lifetime experience! Meet and run the obstacles with Jamie Rahn – NBC Ninja, Clint Sarion – Smiling Ninja, Zach Day – All Day Ninja, Matthew Guardo – Pocono Ninja, and Eric Totten – ET Ninja. Thanks to Joshua Gillow for connecting Turn To Us to the ANW Community.

Again, Turn To Us will be requiring proof of diagnosis for this event. We will be in contact with you shortly after registering your child/children.

Turn To Us is able to provide these events at no cost because of generous donations from our community and local businesses. Money raised in Carbon County stays in Carbon County!

Questions? Call Alicia at 570-732-4220 or email [email protected]

Join your Turn To Us family for a cookout, volleyball, and swimming. Meet us at the Koch Pavillion from 5 tp 7:30pm.

This free event is for clients only – that means you must have filled out an application and submitted proof of diagnosis.

Please RSVP with your name and number of people attending to Alicia by calling 570-732-4220 or messaging Turn To Us.

Turn To Us is excited to partner with the Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute to bring you the:

MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY COACH
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JTNB
418 Center Street
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

July 8, 2019
9 am to 4 pm

Please call 888-402-LVHN to make your appointment

SOLD OUT – please call 570-732-4220 to be added to wait list.

Turn To Us and St. Luke’s Physical Therapy is excited to announce our 3rd Annual Spectrum of Support Movie Night!

Thursday, June 27th.

Doors open at 5pm. Toy Story 4 starts around 5:30pm.

Every moviegoer will receive a free drink and popcorn.

You must reserve tickets for everyone attending. We are limited to 100 people.

Note, this free event is ONLY for families with a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or special needs. Modifications will be made to the theater to accommodate.

Tickets sold out? Call Alicia to be added to the waitlist. 570-732-4220.

Please only register if you are able to commit to the date. If you reserve your free tickets and are unable to attend please contact Alicia at 570-732-4220 so we can call through the waitlist.

National Cancer Survivors Day® is Sunday, June 2, 2019. This unique celebration will mark the 32nd annual National Cancer Survivors Day®. Thousands of people in hundreds of communities across the globe will hold celebrations on this day to honor cancer survivors and to raise awareness of the challenges of cancer survivorship.
Turn To Us is hosting a “Cancer Comes in All Colors Color Run/Walk” to commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day®, and you’re invited. Wear team t-shirts the family made during treatments, make t-shirts, or wear the color that represents the type of cancer that has impacted your life.

Participants can run or walk the looped path while volunteers toss colored cornstarch.

We would like you to reserve your FREE tickets by registering but you can just show up day of.
Food will be available to purchase.

Donations to Turn To Us are greatly appreciated! Money raised funds our programs for Carbon County, Coaldale, and Tamaqua cancer patients. We offer:
gas gift cards to ease the financial strain of traveling for treatment
up to $300 per client per year in financial assistance towards utility bills
up to $300 per client per year in financial assistance towards medical expenses
free emotional support events
connection to local and national resources
a sense of community

Money raised in Carbon County STAYS in Carbon County.

Turn To Us needs your help at the Cancer Comes in All Colors Color Run on June 2nd. We are looking for volunteers to set up the course, toss the colored powder on runners, prep and sell food, and clean up.

All ages welcome!

If you would like to help, please use the SignUp Genius, message us, or call 570-732-4220.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0444A8AD2EAAFC1-cancer

Turn To Us is excited to announce our 4th Annual Raise The Stakes casino night on May 18, 2019!

Orioles
475 Orioles Drive
Lehighton, PA 18235

Saturday, May 18, 2019
6pm to 11pm

21 and over only

$40 per person. Now until April 27th
$50 per person. April 28th until Sold Out or May 18th

TICKETS: Online or mail check to Turn To Us, 404 Center Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Order Online:
http://weblink.donorperfect.com/RTS2019

INCLUDES: $150 play money, open bar, raffle, food, and live music and DJ.

You know them… you LOVE them… the dealers and pit boss from Philly Casino Parties are ready to gamble! Roulette, Black Jack, Poker, and Craps tables will keep you busy all night. Whether you are a pro or have never gambled, these dealers will keep you on your toes or teach you the game. When you run out of play money you can make a donation to receive more. The pit boss spices it with different deals like a $20 donation gets you $200 in play money! Play like a BALLER! All gambling is done with play money.

The number of raffle tickets a player receives for our high-end raffle is dependent upon total donations made throughout the night and winnings.

Our bartenders will serve you tableside like a real casino!

Wear anything from jeans to cocktail dresses. Have fun with it!

Ask anyone who attended the last three years, you WILL NOT WANT TO MISS this night out!

Have questions? Call 570-732-4220 or email [email protected]

Sponsorship Opportunities are available!

Contact [email protected] or call 570-732-4220

Join TTU and RUNegades for the volunteer meeting for the JT Running Festival on May 11th and 12th.

We need help at water stations and directing runners.

All ages welcome!
Perfect opportunity for community service hours!

Meet us at 616 North Street (Bott Building), Jim Thorpe, second floor. Use the front door entrance.

Call 570-732-4220 or message us through FB, to let us know you would like to help!

Join us for our first Easter egg hunt for children with special needs and their siblings on April 17th! Dinner will be available for sale from the Franklin Township Fire Co. Turn To Us will offer a free hot dog for each child. We can’t wait to see you all!

Show your support for Turn To Us by purchasing and proudly wearing our t-shirts, tanks, and sweatshirts.

https://turntous.itemorder.com/sale

We are holding a Miller-Keystone blood drive!

Turn To Us, Inc.
Friday, 04/12/2019 (11:00 am – 04:00 pm)
404 Center St.
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Schedule your appointment today by clicking the link.
https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/45341

Thank you for supporting our blood drive and your community. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Turn To Us is excited to partner with the Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute to bring you the:

MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY COACH
at
Turn To Us
404 Center Street
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

March 27, 2019
9 am to 4 pm

Please call 888-402-LVHN to make your appointment

Join us for a night that will be fun for the whole family!
**ONLY RESERVE TICKETS FOR PEOPLE WHO WILL BE BOWLING**
There will only be room for 60 bowlers so if you will be a spectator, no need to reserve a ticket. Food will be available for purchase.

Hope to see you there!

Giant Pharmacy Bethlehem is reaching out to the community and providing free flu shots!

Amy Karnish, PharmD, will be at the Turn To Us office on Thursday, February 28th from 8:30am to 10:30am to provide the free flu shots.

404 Center Street
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Appointments are not necessary.
No egg allergies.
Ages 9 and above.

Turn To Us is excited to partner with the Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute to bring you the:

MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY COACH
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DEAN ANTHONY’S
1122 North Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

February 8, 2019
9 am to 4 pm

Please call 888-402-LVHN to make your appointment

When making an appointment, advise the above location, date & time, have your insurance and physician information available.

*Appointments Requested

Here are a few quick eligibility guidelines to consider for screening mammography:

1. Must be at least 40 years old

2. It has been at least 365 days since the last mammogram

3. Cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding

4. Should be able to easily walk up and down stairs

5. Should not have any abnormal symptoms (i.e., pain, lump or nipple discharge)

Please follow these instructions to prepare for your scheduled screening:

* Wear a two-piece outfit with a button-down blouse if possible

* Do not apply lotion or powder to the breast or underarm area; do not wear perfume

* Apply deodorant sparingly if necessary

Registering for an appointment takes only a few minutes. Please have your physician’s contact information and your insurance card available at the time of your call.

To make your appointment, call us at 888-402-LVHN and let them know you would like to be screened February 8th at Dean Anthony’s.

We are holding a blood drive!

Turn to Us, Inc.
Wednesday, 01/02/2019 (11:00 am – 04:00 pm)
404 Center St.
Shawn Kresge Services – coach
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/44486

Schedule your appointment today by clicking the link above.

Thank you for supporting our blood drive and your community. We look forward to seeing you soon!