4100 Chamounix Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131
The Cancer Support Community’s Research and Training Institute reflects a bold new vision of how best to serve the needs of all people impacted by cancer. The setting for the Institute perfectly complements this vision.
Built before 1763 on a hill overlooking the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park, Ridgeland Mansion served for decades as a residence for its Park directors. In 1997, this historic complex became the home of the Cancer Support Community Philadelphia, one of more than 50 CSC affiliates worldwide.
In 2010, the Cancer Support Community expanded its presence in Fairmount Park when it began the renovation of the Sheep Barn on the Ridgeland property, as the location of its esteemed Research and Training Institute. Constructed in 1879, the Sheep Barn remains as a lasting memorial to Fairmount Park’s introduction of the South Down sheep in the late 19th Century. The Institute’s unique building and lovely property offer reflective gardens and ambling pathways that invite hope, healing, and peace. Within its pastoral setting, the Institute’s beautifully restored Sheep Barn will house the latest in technical resources for researchers, health care professionals, conferees, and survivors, flexibly designed to accommodate a wide variety of research and training opportunities.
Just beyond the edges of Fairmount Park, the city of Philadelphia is home to many of the world’s great academic and scientific healthcare centers, offering endless opportunities for the Institute’s researchers to convene and collaborate. Our facility includes meeting and training space, conference rooms, and administrative offices that will enable us to translate our vision into practice. This new space will provide the opportunity to advance our mission and further our goals: to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.