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Hi Everyone,

I am in the process of looking into starting up a cancer support group in my area as there is not one for probably 20 miles and I live in a heavily populated area. I have never done anything like this so I am going to wing it. I contacted the American Cancer Society and they had no information on starting one up the lady on the other end of the phone just gave me some pointers, but said she had never done anything like it either. I have not had very good response from the ACS as this is about the third time I have contacted them about differnt things.

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions I would greatly appreciate it, I guess the first thing I will do is find a place to hold it and then print flyers.

Again, any suggestions and ideas would be greatly appreciated.



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It's the same thing where I live, no support group.

I have to travel 50miles to the closest one. I called

ACS and no response either. I want to start the group

through my local hospital. Maybe we can share ideas

as we venture out, we can use Tammy's idea too...

God Bless and prayers


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Thanks for the responses guys. Karen I will be glad to pass along any info or ideas I get or input. I am in the very early stages of it and not knowing what I am doing slows me down even more. I have contacted ALCASE and will let you know if they give me any ideas.

I will keep you posted.

Take Care,


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