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This Web site aims to provide news about area events and updates on research and advancements in the south centra Indiana breast cancer medical community. Check out the mission statement or read about the origins of BC:FYI.

New cookbook supports cancer research
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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.

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 Dec. 4 and 18. 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.

Home tour benefits cancer patients

Join Lawrence County Cancer Patient Servicesvolunteers for the annual Christmas home tour Dec. 7, where you'll see historic residences in Bedford and Mitchell. You may opt for a drive-yourself tour from 2-4:30 p.m. or opt for bus tour that includes a reception at the First Christian Church in Bedford. Tickets are $15, and all proceeds to to the organization, which assists cancer patients in Laurence County. Call 812-278-0139 for details.

Step Ahead meets Dec. 9
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Step Ahead, the support group for survivors, will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 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 follow-up clinic Dec. 9

The once-monthly Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Follow-up Clinic is open 4-6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the IU Health Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center, 2499 W. Cota Dr. Those in treatment or survivors may drop by for free services ranging from lymphedema screening to range of motion and strength assessments. Call 812-353-9378 or email the center for more information.

Look Good, Feel Better at Olcott
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The Olcott Center for Cancer Education hosts Look Good, Feel Better at 4 p.m. Dec. 10. 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.

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