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Step Ahead meets May 16
Step Ahead, the support group for survivors, will meet at 6 p.m. May 16 at McAllisters in Eastland Plaza, next to Petco. 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.
Look Good, Feel Better May 18
The Olcott Center for Cancer Education is hosting Look Good, Feel Better sessions on the third Wednesdays of each month. Look Good, Feel Better teaches beauty techniques to womem with cancer who are in active treatment. Not only is this a confidence-booster, but skin also needs special care during treatment. To sign up, contact the Olcott Center at (812)353-5669.
Car wash supports Relay for Life
Treat your car to a spa session June 6 at Bloomington Car Wash Center and support local cancer fundraising efforts at the same time. The car wash owners will donate 20 percent of the day's proceeds to the WISE Guys team participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Monroe County July 9. It's an easy way to support this cause, and your car will thank you for it.
Breast cancer follow-up clinic June 14
The once-monthly Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Follow-up Clinic is open 4-6 p.m. June 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.
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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