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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 meeting is Dec. 17. 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 Dec. 21
Step Ahead, the support group for survivors, will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at McAllisters in Eastland Plaza, next to Petco. Note: This is a permanent location change. Our former meeting place, Bakehouse East, no longer is open after 3 p.m. The group was founded in 2003 as a way for survivors to talk about ways to stay healthy and to keep up with research. Contact BreastCancerFYI.org if you have questions.
Breast cancer follow-up clinic Jan. 12
The once-monthly Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Follow-up Clinic is open 4-6 p.m. Jan. 12 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.
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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