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New Virtual Cancer Support Group to Begin May 21

Survivorship: Finding Your Way Forward

 

MaineTreatment is vital to the survival of anyone who has been given a cancer diagnosis. Both a cancer diagnosis and treatment not only present physical challenges but emotional ones as well, requiring support. The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center will be sponsoring a new virtual support group entitled “Survivorship: Finding Your Way Forward” with the help of a grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation. This support group is open to all cancer survivors who are currently in treatment or have finished and can be accessed by telephone, tablet, computer or smartphone.

The group sessions will provide information, support and skill building tools that will aid in addressing and improving overall wellness. Each session will cover a different topic from the introduction to the psychology behind cancer survivorship and resiliency to the impact of cancer on the body, mind and spirit. Each group session will take place every two weeks and will occur in 12-week sessions, with new sessions beginning every three months. The maiden session will take place on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:45 – 7:00 and occur every other week ending on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

The group will be facilitated by Stephanie McLeod-Estevez, LCPC, who is also an art therapist and breast cancer survivor herself. She is the founder of Creative Transformations where she offers transformational sessions, workshops, knowledge to her clients and publishes a #Therapy Thursday blog about emotional health and wellness on her website,www.creative-transformations.com

The group is limited to 12. If you would like to register or find out more, call the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center at 207-664-0339. You can also register online by visitingwww.bethwrightcancercenter.org and clicking on the Virtual Support Group slide.

Maine Cancer Foundation’s grant is offered as part of their ongoing Challenge 2 Cancer 2020 initiative, aimed at reducing cancer incidence and mortality 20% by 2020. They have awarded nearly $6 million since 2015 in support of this initiative, focused on prevention, early detection and screening, and access to care for all Mainers. To learn more about Maine Cancer Foundation, visit mainecancer.org, or contact Kristen Smith, kristen@mainecancer.org, 207.773.2533

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