Groups -- Health

Breast Cancer

Champaign

Carle Info 2 Know (F,P )
This group provides information and education on breast cancer. It is open to anyone interested in breast cancer. Each session features a guest speaker. Feel free to bring your lunch. Meets 3rd Thurs., 12:00-1:00 p.m., Mills Breast Cancer Institute, 3rd fl. conf. rm., 509 W. University Ave., Urbana.
Call: Contact Social Work at (217) 383-4581 or (217) 383-4066
Email:
Local Website: https://carle.org/classes/support-groups/info-2-know.aspx

Christie Clinic Breast Cancer Support Group (1997 F,P/L)
This group is open to women who have breast cancer, their family members and support persons and others interested in learning more about breast cancer. This wellness-focused group includes breast cancer survivors of all ages and experienced health care professionals. Our goal is to share ideas, provide support, answer questions, and offer solutions to problems for people who are coping with breast cancer. The format of each meeting includes a short presentation by a guest speaker followed by informal group interaction. You may attend as often as you wish, and you can bring along a family member or friend. Meets 1st Wed., 6:30 p.m., 2nd Fl. Meeting Rm., Christie on Windsor, 1801 W. Windsor Rd., Champaign.
Call: Sheena Garland, Cancer Patient Navigator (217) 366-5445
Email:
Local Website: christieclinic.com

Reach to Recovery (1969 A,P/L)
This one-on-one peer support program is for women who have a concern about breast cancer. Trained volunteers who are breast cancer survivors assist newly diagnosed patients, those facing a possible diagnosis, patients experiencing lymphedema, those who have completed treatment, or patients facing a possible recurrence or advanced breast cancer.
Call: American Cancer Society (800) ACS-2345 (227-2345) or Claire Sharp (309) 688-3480
Email:
National Website: cancer.org

The Women's Room Cancer Support Group (1999 F,P)
This support group is open to all women who have had cancer. Meets 4th Tues., 12:00-1:00 p.m., Carle Cancer Center, 3rd fl. conference rm. 509 W. University Ave., Urbana.
Call: Contact Social Work at (217) 383-4581 or (217) 383-4066
Email:
Local Website: https://carle.org/classes/support-groups/the-womans-room-cancer-support-group.as
Write: Kimberly Harden, LCSW, Carle Cancer Center, 509 W. University Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

Young Survival Coalition (2010 A,L)
This group provides support to premenopausal women with breast cancer and their families. The group is affiliated with an international organization that focuses on the issues unique to young women with breast cancer. Spouses, partners, and children are welcome to attend to discuss issues that members face and to socialize. Meets last Tues., 7:00 p.m., Jupiter's at the Crossing, 2511 Village Green Pl., Champaign.
Call: (877) 972-1011
Email:
National Website: youngsurvival.org

Vermilion

Breast Cancer Support Group (2013, F,L)
This group in the Hoopeston area provides caring and support to women with breast cancer. The co-facilitated group is designed for women to openly share their experiences and feelings, ask questions, and support each other. The group often meets at Carle-Hoopeston Regional Hospital in the Country Terrace dining rm. Meeting dates, locations and times may vary, but group usually meets on the 3rd Thurs. of each month at 6:00 p.m. Call Pat for more information.
Call: Pat Foster (815) 984-4040
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New Horizon Breast Cancer Support Group (2004 F,P)
This group, led by breast cancer survivors, provides education and social support. The group is open to all women and men with breast cancer, whether they are newly diagnosed or long-term cancer survivors, and their family members. Guest speakers and fellowship are included in the meeting. Meets 3rd Mon., 6:00 p.m., Jocko's, 305 W. Williams St., Danville.
Call: Presence Cancer Center (217) 431-4290
Email:
Local Website: facebook.com/#!/horizonsupport?fref=ts