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The Cancer Resource Alliance (CRA) is a comprehensive team of healthcare professionals, business partners, cancer caregivers and cancer survivor volunteers. The Alliance was established in 2006 as an outreach arm of Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center in Watauga County, the American Cancer Society and the Rural Healthcare Initiative of Avery County. The CRA presence in Watauga and Avery counties is further committed to helping Cancer Center cancer patients who qualify for assistance and their families with support services and programs.

Watauga County Cancer Resource Alliance
338 Deerfield Road
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 262-4332

Avery County Cancer Resource Alliance
436 Hospital Drive, Suite 115
Linville, NC 28646
(828) 737-7477


Programs & Services offered through CRA:

  • Art Cart
  • Caregiver Support
  • Face and Skin Care Classes
  • Lymphedema Education
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Day
  • Lighting of the Tree Ceremony
  • Massage Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Open Studio Art Classes
  • Thrive Oncology Wellness Program
  • Wigs & Prosthetics


You Can Help

The CRA is supported completely by donations. To make a tax-deductible donation to the CRA Fund, contact Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation at (828) 262-4391 or visit

For more information about CRA programs or to volunteer, contact the Director of Oncology Services at (828) 262-4332.

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