New Cancer Support Group in Knox County Aims to Help Area Patients & Survivors

 New Cancer Support Group in Knox County Aims to Help Area Patients & Survivors

EDINA, Mo. — Aug. 11, 2009 — While Knox County residents are getting back to their fall routine, residents are invited to add a new cancer support group to their schedule. The first meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 3 at the Knox County Health Department, 217 N. First St in Edina.
The cancer support group will help cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones cope with cancer. The group is held in a supportive setting where patients and caregivers can interact with others going through a similar experience, and with people who have gone through it before. Information on programs and services for cancer patients will be available during each group meeting. On the first Thursday of each month, the support group will meet. No registration is necessary and attending the group is free.
The cancer support group is sponsored by the Knox County Health Department and the American Cancer Society.
For more information on the support group or other area services please call Lori Moots Clair, administrator of Knox County Health Department, at (660)-397-3396, or Dana Blase, community manager of health initiatives at the American Cancer Society, at (800)-684-2733.
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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