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Olcott Center offers support group
The Olcott Center for Cancer Education's breast cancer support group meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month. The next meetings are April 2 and 16. Any breast cancer survivor whether newly diagnosed or finished with treatment is welcome to attend. The center is just south of the hospital in the Medical Arts Building, 619 W. First St. Call 812-353-5669 for more info or check the Olcott website.
Step Ahead meets April 14
Step Ahead, the support group for survivors, will meet at 6 p.m. April 14 at Bakehouse East near Kmart. Drop by to talk about survivorship issues, research or to compare notes with survivors. Email BreastCancerFYI.org with questions.
Breast cancer clinic April 14
The once-monthly Breast Cancer Clinic is open 4-6 p.m. April 14 at the IU Health Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center, 328 S. Woodcrest. Those in treatment or survivors may drop by for free services ranging from lymphedema screening to range of motion and strength assessments. Call 812-353-3278 or email the center for more information.
Look Good, Feel Better at Olcott
The Olcott Center for Cancer Education hosts Look Good, Feel Better at 1-3 p.m. April 16. A trained volunteer cosmetologist will show women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using products donated by the cosmetics industry. Each attendee receives a free cosmetic kit. To reserve your spot, contact the Olcott Center at (812)353-5669.
New cookbook supports cancer research
Support the IU Simon Cancer center and try out some great recipes with your purchase of Just Peachey: Bearing Fruit, the newest project of the Catherine Peachey Fund, a volunteer-powered nonprofit that has granted approximately $2.5 million to the center's breast cancer research programs. All of the proceeds of sales of the $24.99 book, available through Amazon, will be donated to the Simon center. Read more on the News page.
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