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Car wash raises money for ACS
The July 6 car wash at Bloomington Car Wash raised $464 to support American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Each year, the car wash staff donates 20 percent of the day's proceeds to the WISE Guys Relay for Life of Monroe County,Relay for Life team. Thanks to the car wash folks and the WISE Guys team!
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 Aug. 20 and Sept. 3. 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.
Breast cancer follow-up clinic Aug. 11
The once-monthly Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Follow-up Clinic is open 4-6 p.m. Aug. 11 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.
Step Ahead meets Aug. 11
Step Ahead, the support group for survivors, will meet at 6 p.m. July 14 at the Bakehouse East, near Kmart. 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.
Of note: The group will meet for a picnic Sept. 21 and, after that, will change the meeting to 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. The next regular meeting at the Bakehouse is 6 p.m. Oct. 19. Mark your calendars!
Look Good, Feel Better at Olcott
The Olcott Center for Cancer Education hosts Look Good, Feel Better Aug. 20. 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.
Mark these dates
Fall walk dates are set, so make plans to lace up:
- Relay for Life of Monroe County, July 11
- Hoosiers Outrun Cancer, Sept. 26
- Wabash Valley Race for the Cure, Sept. 26
- Bloomington Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Oct. 24
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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