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Nonprofit of the Month: Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center

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The Hello Woodlands Nonprofit of the Month is brought to you by Randy Lovelace of Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies and highlights a local nonprofit organization that serves the Montgomery County community.

The Nonprofit of the Month is Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center, a cancer survivorship located on the campus of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Canopy is open to men and women and offers programs and services at no cost, no matter where you were treated and for any kind of cancer. If your life has been impacted, whether you were the patient or the caregiver, you have a safe haven at Canopy. Read our interview below with Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center’s Program Manager, Marcella Herrera.

Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center


Tell us about Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center.

Marcella Herrera  Program Manager  Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center at Memorial Hermann  The Woodlands Medical Center
Marcella Herrera, Program Manager of Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center

Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center is a one-of-a-kind Cancer Survivorship Center that supports the emotional, physical, spiritual and nutritional health and wellness of anyone impacted by Cancer. Canopy offers over 30 programs and 70 classes/activities per month to include gentle exercise, meditation, counseling, cooking demonstrations, wig fitting, prosthesis fitting, support and social groups. Through incredible philanthropic support, Canopy is able to offer all of our services as no cost to cancer survivors and their support system.

What is the organization’s story?

Canopy was founded in 2016. In the Pink of Health was founded by a small group dedicated to improving the health of women in their community. Since its inception, it has raised millions of dollars to support breast and ovarian cancer outreach, education and awareness at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Through this success, the In the Pink of Health Committee felt there was more that could be done for individuals and family members that face the uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis. In 2014, In the Pink of Health provided seed money to create Canopy – a first of its kind cancer survivorship center in Montgomery County and located in Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Opened in 2016, Canopy offers a wide variety of free programs and services addressing the emotional, physical, and social needs of those touched by cancer.

Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center Entrance

How did the organization start?

With incredible philanthropic support, and extensive research, Canopy has grown into a survivorship center that offers over 30 programs at no cost to anyone impacted by cancer.

What is Canopy’s mission and why?

The mission of Canopy is to provide the finest support, education, and integrative services to all those impacted by cancer regardless of where patients are receiving treatment. The center serves as the primary location for activities aimed at helping patients and families throughout all phases of their illness, as well as assistance in navigating life after treatment. Created to be a warm and welcoming place with all elements centered on creating a calm and relaxing atmosphere for those who visit, Canopy is a home-away-from-home for cancer survivors and their families.


Who and where do you serve?

We are located in The Woodlands at the Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center campus and our services are open to anyone impacted by Cancer.

What programs and services do you offer?

Tai Chi, Yoga, Meditation, Counseling, Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, Pet Therapy, Bible Study, Support Groups (Modern Widows Club, Life In Between for Stage IV Cancer Survivors, Breast Cancer Support Group, Survivorship Support Group), Spanish, Social Groups (Coffee & Support, Needlework, Book Club, Mah Jongg, Camera Club), Wig Fitting, Men’s Lunch, Oncology Education, Prosthesis Fitting, Healing Meals, Oncology Nurse Navigation, Nutrition Education, and Cooking Demonstrations.

What makes this organization unique?

Our one-of-a-kind survivorship center provides incredible support at no cost, in a warm, home-like setting to anyone impacted by cancer no matter where they may be receiving treatment.  

Interior Room of Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center
Photo: One of the beautiful rooms used for programs and groups at Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center.

How can the community get involved, volunteer, and support this organization?

For general information or to RSVP for a session please contact Canopy at 713.897.5938

For questions, collaboration or sign up for our newsletter contact Marcella Herrera by email at or by phone at (713)897-5939.

To make a gift, please visit our website at For information on multi-year gifts or naming opportunities, please contact the Memorial Hermann Foundation by phone at (713) 242-4400 or by email at

Where can the community learn more?      

Visit Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center’s website at

Anything else you would like to share about Canopy?

We are primarily volunteer led and many of our wonderful volunteers have been impacted by cancer as a survivor, or through a loved one impacted by cancer.


To learn more about Randy Lovelace, his “Referral for a Cause” program to help local nonprofit organizations, and of Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies, please call (281) 298-0440, email or visit