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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 Sept. 4 and 18. Call 812-353-5669 for more info or check the Olcott website.
Step Ahead meets Sept. 9
Step Ahead, the support group for survivors, meets at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 for a cookout at a member's home. Please join us for a pitch-in dinner and good conversation. Email BreastCancerFYI.org for all the details.
Breast cancer follow-up clinic Sept. 9
The once-monthly Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Follow-up Clinic is open 4-6 p.m. Sept. 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.
Mark your calendars: Fall walks ahead
Stay tuned for details about these area events:
- Sept. 20: Hoosiers Outrun Cancer
- Sept. 20: Wabash Valley Komen Race for the Cure
- Oct. 25: Bloomington Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
Pink Ribbon fashion show Oct. 11
The annual Pink Ribbon Connection fashion show is Oct. 11 at the Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis and promises a full day of events geared to raise funds for the nonprofit organization that provides services and education in central Indiana.
The day starts with a reception at 10 a.m., luncheon at 11:30 a.m. and fashion show, featuring breast cancer survivors as models, at 12:45 p.m. Tickets are $75, and you may make reservations on the website.
Think Pink with IU women's soccer
The IU women's soccer team will host a Think Pink event at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The team plays Michigan, and off the field, several breast cancer advocacy groups will hand out information and materials. Attendees will receive T-shirts and wrist bands. The team would like to fill the stands with survivors, caregivers and advocates to draw attention to breast cancer awareness.
Enter Curvaceous Tatas bra decorating contest
Curves of Bedford is sponsoring a bra decorating contest to raise funds for Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, an independent organization supporting patients in the county. All the details are on the Events page.
IU trial to better target therapies for triple negative
A team at the IU Simon Cancer Center is investigating the role of genomics in improving the survival of women with triple negative breast. Byan Schneider, associate professor of medicine, and colleagues will enroll 130 women who have had chemotherapy and surgery but remain at high risk for relapse. Read on the News page.
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