Effective immediately, the Cancer Caring Center and Forbes Regional Hospital will now offer the support group twice monthly on the First and Third Mondays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The group will meet at the Hospital on Haymaker Road in Monroeville in the Main Building in Learning Center 4 near the cafeteria. Parking is free and refreshments will be provided.
Linda Gates, MA, will lead the discussion. Support groups provide a setting for survivors to share common experiences and concerns and to offer a social forum. Many studies have shown that an emotional healing can accelerate recovery. Linda also leads the Cancer Caring Center’s Murrysville support group that meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at Christ Lutheran Church.
Since 1988, the Pittsburgh-based Cancer Caring Center has offered a wide variety of free supportive services for people dealing with cancer, including community groups at 16 locations, a telephone helpline, professional counseling and pet therapy and support for children.
The Breast Cancer Support group is free but registration is requested by calling the Center at 412 622 1212.