Support Groups In North Carolina Listed By County

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.

— George Eliot

Throughout our state there are many support groups and organizations which offer support services for breast cancer patients, survivors, family members, friends and caregivers. Whether you choose to attend a support group is your decision. You may take comfort in knowing that people who care are ready to share their time, experiences, empathy and compassion with you.

Unless otherwise noted, support groups are free of charge. Support groups offer women and men with breast cancer, their families, friends and children the opportunity to meet others with similar experiences and share information about the disease and practical ways to cope.

We have gathered information about the following types of support groups across the state. These groups are organized by county.

  • breast cancer
  • African American
  • women’s cancer
  • cancer
  • lymphedema
  • metastatic cancer
  • family/caregivers
  • children’s groups
  • grief recovery
  • cancer camps (for people with cancer or for children whose parents have cancer)

Although we have made every effort to find support groups in North Carolina, we cannot guarantee that this list is complete.

TIPS FOR FINDING A SUPPORT GROUP

  • Check the following county-by-county listings in this chapter. If you find a group, make sure to call the contact number to verify the day, time and meeting location of the group as these are subject to change.
  • Check with your local hospital or cancer center. New groups start all the time, and some groups (like Look Good . . . Feel Better) take place every few months. In addition, you might find that your hospital or cancer center has wellness activities such as yoga, exercise, nutrition or art therapy.
  • Check with your local American Cancer Society office (in phone book) or call 800.ACS.2345 (for hearing impaired, 866.228.4327). They sometimes sponsor groups such as Reach to Recovery, and Look Good . . . Feel Better several times throughout the year, usually at a local hospital or cancer center.
  • If you have a cancer support organization in your area (such as Buddy Kemp Caring House in Charlotte, Cancer Services, Inc. in Winston-Salem, or Cornucopia House Cancer Support Center in Chapel Hill), check with them to see if they have a support group for you or other activities you may be interested in.

ALAMANCE COUNTY

Breast Cancer Groups

Burlington Breast Cancer Support Group
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
609 Trail Two, Burlington, NC 27215
Meets second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
Has guest speakers every few months.
Contact: Linda VonCannon at 336.570.1749 or lindavon@netpath.net

Women of Color Breast Cancer Support Group
Burlington, NC 27215
Call for meeting time and place.
Has various topics of interest to group members.
Contact: Dondi Alston at 336.227.9977 or dondi_alston@abss.k12.nc.us

ALLEGHANY COUNTY

Cancer Group

Rainbow of Hope
Alleghany Wellness Center
4 South Main Street, Sparta, NC 28675
Meets third Monday of the month at 11:30 am
For patients, survivors, family and friends.
Contact: Wanda Cleary at 336.372.4713

ASHE COUNTY

Women’s Cancer Group

Women’s Cancer Support Group
Jefferson, NC 28640
Meets first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm
Usually meets in local eateries; call for more information.
Contact: Mickie Jones at 336.846.9213 or mickiej@fastransit.net or Nancy Kautz at 336.846.0781

Cancer Group

Cancer Support Group
Meets first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm
Various locations; call for more information.
Contact: Nancy Kautz at 336.846.0781

BEAUFORT COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Washington Breast Cancer Support Group
Beaufort County Hospital, Education Department
628 East 12th Street, Washington, NC 27889
Meets third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Group is active in annual Relay for Life.
Contact: Maria Stancill at 252.975.4416 (w) or mmstancill@coastalnet.com

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Southport-Oak Island Breast Cancer Support Group
Oak Island Recreation Center, Oak Island, NC 28465
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 am
Group is open to all survivors, family, caregivers and friends. Women who have been newly diagnosed are especially encouraged to attend.
Contact: Jan Hartlaub at 910.278.4045 or janh11@2khiway.net

Cancer Group

Cancer Support Group
Brendan Hall, St. Brendan’s Catholic Church
Supply, NC 28462
Meets first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm
Open to any cancer patient, survivor, family or friends.
Contact: Betty Zegan at 910.842.5767 or St. Brendan’s at 910.754.8544

BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

In Good Company
Asheville Imaging, Second Floor
534 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Meets second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm
Contact: Denise Steuber, RN, Cancer Outreach at 828.213.1839 or 800.443.2233 or jcadms@msj.org

Cancer Group

Pathways —Life after Cancer
Lewis Rathbun Center, Lower Level
121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, NC 28803
http://www.pathways-lifeaftercancer.org
Healing Pathways, in supportive group environment, offers individual counseling, family/caregiver services and a post-treatment survivor group. For services with a fee, insurance and Medicare are accepted, sliding scale offered to those who qualify.
Contact: Blakely Gray at 828.252.4106 or info@pathways-lifeaftercancer.org

Cancer Camp

Camp Bluebird
Bonclarken Assembly
500 Pine Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731
Camp for adult cancer patients (age 18 and over) is held in May and October (2 night, 3-day retreat). Registration fee minimal. Recreation, education, crafts, artwork, music therapy, educational sessions, healthy eating and camp support offered. Limited space available.
Contact: Leslie Verner, RN, Director at 828.213.4656 or 800.443.2233

BURKE COUNTY

Cancer Group

HOPE (Helping Other People Endure)
Grace Hospital, Outpatient Surgery Lobby
2201 South Sterling Street, Morganton, NC 28655
Meets second Monday of the month at 6:00 pm
Meeting consists of both structured program and fellowship sessions.
Contact: Jan Hollar at 828.580.6703 or jhollar@blueridgehealth.org

CABARRUS COUNTY

Breast Cancer Groups

Circle of Hope
Northeast Medical Center
Women’s Center Lobby, Medical Arts Building
920 Church Street North, Concord, NC 28025
Meets second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
For anyone with breast cancer.
Contact: Cindy Wise, RN, MSN, Breast Health Navigator at 704.783.2392 or Betsy Clark, MSW, at 704.783.2393

Pink Ribbon Friends
Central United Methodist Church
30 Union Street North, Concord, NC 28025
Meets first Monday of the month from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
A community coalition to coordinate efforts to increase breast cancer awareness, prevention and early detection. All women invited to join in the fight against breast cancer and advocate for those diagnosed with breast cancer.
Contact: Cindy Wise, RN, MSN, Breast Health Navigator, at 704.783.2392

Women’s Cancer Group

Look Good . . . Feel Better
NorthEast Medical Center
George Batte Cancer Center Conference Room
920 Church Street North, Concord, NC 28025
Meets second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 9:00 - 11:00 am
Make-up, hairstyling and grooming techniques to help women throughout chemotherapy and radiation to enhance appearance and self-esteem.
Contact: Dallene Dillard at 704.933.9028

Cancer Groups

Cancer Support Group
NorthEast Medical Center
Mariam Cannon Hayes Family Center, Classrooms 1 and 2
920 Church Street North, Concord, NC 28025
Meets first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
For cancer survivors and families to share experiences.
Contact: Chaplain Tony A. Biles, BCC, MDiv, at 704.783.1443 or Karen Potter, RN, at 704.783.1577

CFC: Changing the Face of Cancer
NorthEast Oncology Associates
George Batte Cancer Center Lobby, 2nd Floor
920 Church Street North, Concord, NC 28025
Meets second Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm
For patients who are diagnosed with Stage III or Stage IV cancer. Offers help for patients to maintain quality of life and cope with physical and emotional challenges. Family and loved ones welcome.
Contact: Cora Davis, MSW, at 704.783.1055

Steps for Hope
NorthEast Medical Center
Women’s Center Conference Room
920 Church Street North, Concord, NC 28025
Meets fourth Tuesday of the month at 9:00 am
Addresses taking care during and after treatment, exercise and nutrition.
Contact: Sommer McNaughton at 704.783.3100, ext. 6584

Family/Caregiver Group

Caregiver’s Support Group
NorthEast Medical Center
George Batte Cancer Center
920 Church Street North, Concord, NC 28025
Call for meeting day and time.
Group provides support for family members and other loved ones who are caring for those diagnosed with cancer.
Contact: Cora Davis, MSW, at 704.783.1055 or Betsy Clark, MSW, at 704.783.2393

Children’s Group

Kid’s Link
NorthEast Medical Center
George Batte Cancer Center
920 Church Street North, Concord, NC 28025
Call for meeting day and time.
Support for children ages 6 to 14 who have loved one with cancer. Call for information and meeting times.
Contact: Cora Davis, MSW, at 704.783.1055 or Betsy Clark, MSW, at 704.783.2393

CALDWELL COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Arm in Arm
Wig Bank of Caldwell County
1250 Hickory Boulevard, Lenoir, NC 28645
Meets third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm
Open to breast cancer survivors, lymphedema patients, family, friends and caregivers.
Contact: Crystal Dula, RN, Cancer Program Coordinator, at 828.757.5443

Cancer Group

Futures Unlimited
Wig Bank of Caldwell County
1250 Hickory Boulevard, Lenoir, NC 28645
Meets first Thursday of the month, call for times.
Open to all cancer survivors, their family and friends.
Contact: Crystal Dula, RN, Cancer Program Coordinator, at 828.757.5443

CARTERET COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Tickled Pink Breast Cancer Support Group
Carteret General Hospital
Meeting Room B
3500 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
Meets third Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm
Contact: Gail Russell at 252.808.6642

CATAWBA COUNTY

Breast Cancer Groups

Breast Friends
Frye Regional Medical Center Cancer Center
1781 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 101, Hickory, NC 28601
Meets second Monday of the month at 6:30 pm
Contact: Rebecca Couch at 828.315.3596 for details.

Hearts of Hope Support Group
Catawba Valley Medical Center
Hospital Classroom
810 Fairgrove Church Road, Hickory, NC 28601
Meets last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Has different speakers each month on topics such as lymphedema, oncology, nutrition; Relay for Life team.
Contact: Brenda Putnam at 828.244.0436 or dput@charter.net

Cancer Group

CanSurmount
Health First Center at Valley Hills Mall
1960 Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602
Meets third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
Open to cancer survivors, family and friends.
Contact: Peggy Messick at 828.485.2302, ext. 225

Survivor’s Journey
Frye Regional Medical Center Cancer Center
1781 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 101, Hickory, NC 28601
Meets third Monday of the month at 6:30 pm
Educational support group featuring cancer-related topics.
Contact: Rebecca Couch at 828.315.3596 for details

CHATHAM COUNTY

Cancer Group

Cancer Support Group
Siler City, NC 27344
Meets fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm, except December and July. Meets in local restaurants, call for location; all are welcome; Relay for Life participation.
Contact: Ava Rives at 919.742.5396

CHOWAN COUNTY

Cancer Group

Cancer Support Group
Chowan Hospital, Edenton, NC 27932
Meets on as-needed basis; call for information.
Contact: Ceil Davenport at 252.482.8451 or Sylvia Davidson at 252.482.8451
CLEVELAND COUNTY

Women’s Cancer Group

WINGS Cancer Support Group
Cleveland Regional Medical Center
Cancer Center Waiting Room
201 East Grover Street, Shelby, NC 28150
Meets first Monday of the month at 6:00 pm
Contact: Cindy Yeargin at 704.487.3692 or cynthia.yeargin@carolinashealthcare.org

COLUMBUS COUNTY

AFRICAN AMERCAN BREAST Cancer Group

Faith in Action Cancer Support Group
Hallsboro, NC
Meets second and fourth Thursday at 6:00 pm. Call for location.
Contact: Armatha Shular at 910.646.4898

CRAVEN COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Breast Cancer Support Group
New Bern, NC 28562
Meets second Monday of the month at 1:00 pm and fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
Meets in various locations. An ongoing, informal peer group, endorsed by the American Cancer Society.
Contact: Barbara Phillips at 252.636.0186 or chippewabarb@webtv.net

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Women’s Cancer Group

Facing Forward
The Cancer Center of Cape Fear Valley Health System
Cancer Center Conference Room (basement level)
1638 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Meets second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Education and support; program and discussion time for women living with cancer.
Contact: Cancer care social workers, David Sullivan or Kim Hedge at 910.609.6791 or 910.609.4626

Family/Caregiver Groups

CARE Group (Cancer Advocacy, Resource and Education)
Adult Family Support Group
The Cancer Center of Cape Fear Valley Health System
Cancer Center Conference Room (basement level)
1638 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Meets first Thursday of the month at 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Open discussion, education and support for cancer patients, family members or caregivers of cancer patients.
Contact: Cancer care social workers, David Sullivan or Kim Hedge at 910.609.6791 or 910.609.4626

Caregiver Support Group
HealthPlex, Cape Fear Valley Health System
1930 Skibo Road, Classroom C, Fayetteville, NC 28314
Meets fourth Monday of the month at 11:00 am
Contact: Helga Baer at 910.867.5385

Children’s Group

Coming Together Children’s Support Group
The Cancer Center of Cape Fear Valley Health System
Cancer Center Conference Room (basement level)
1638 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Meets third Thursday of the month at 6:00 - 8:00 pm
For children (age 5-18) whose family members are dealing with cancer. Parents invited, call to register.
Contact: Cancer care social workers, David Sullivan or Kim Hedge at 910.609.6791 or 910.609.4626

Grief Recovery Group

Cape Fear Valley Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Hospice Department, Village Drive Education Center
3418 Village Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Meets first and third Thursday of the month from
noon - 1:30 pm
For those who have experienced death of a loved one. Call for details.
Contact: Chaplain Teresa Strickland or Brenda Kain at 910.609.6511

DARE COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Christian Breast Cancer Support Group
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Meets second Tuesday of the month at 2:30 pm
Call for meeting location in Kitty Hawk, NC.
Contact: Marcy Brenner at 252.261.0240

DAVIDSON COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Friends for Life
Davidson County Cancer Services, Inc.
503 West Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292
Meets first Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm
Primarily for survivors, but friends and family welcome.
Contact: Gerri Hartley at 336.249.7265 or dccs@lexcominc.net

Cancer Group

Sharing Hope & Recovery Efforts (SHARE)
Davidson County Cancer Services, Inc.
503 West Center Street, Lexington, NC 27295
Meets third Thursday of the month at Noon and 6:00 pm
Family and children support group meets at 6:00 pm.
Contact: Gerri Hartley at 336.249.7265 or dccs@lexcominc.net

DAVIE COUNTY

Cancer Group

Conversations on Cancer for Both Men and Women with Cancer
Davie County Library
371 North Main Street, Mocksville, NC 27028
Meets second Tuesday of the month from 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Program features speakers, group discussion and support for men and women with any type of cancer. Sponsored by Cancer Services, Inc.
Contact: Melissa Lyle-Nipper at 800.228.7421 or 336.760.9983

DURHAM COUNTY

Breast Cancer Groups

Breast Cancer Support Group
Duke Clinics Conference Room 1993
Across from Clinics 1B and 1C, Morris Building
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC 27710
http://www.cancer.duke.edu/support
Meets first and third Wednesday each month from
7:00 - 8:30 pm (call for dates)
Contact: Duke Cancer Patient Support at 919.684.4497 or cancersupport@mc.duke.edu

Breast Cancer Support for Younger Women
Duke Clinics Conference Room 1993
Across from Clinics 1B and 1C, Morris Building
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC 27710
http://www.cancer.mc.duke.edu/support
Meets first Tuesday of each month from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
For women age 40 years and younger diagnosed with breast cancer.
Contact: Duke Cancer Patient Support at 919.684.4497 or cancersupport@mc.duke.edu

AFRICAN AMERICAN BREAST CANCER GROUPS

Sister’s Network Breast Cancer Support Group
Durham, NC
Call for location, days and times
For African-American breast cancer survivors. Provides safe haven to share concerns, questions and learn new ways to regain control of one’s life. Affiliated with Sisters Network national organization.
Contact: Valarie Worthy at 919.419.8284 or sisterstriangle@aol.com

Triangle Area Breast Cancer Support Group
Durham, NC 27710
Call for more information. Also called the Triangle Area African American Breast Cancer Support Group.
Contact: Pearl Shelby at 919.682.3316 or pearl1949@aol.com

Women’s Cancer Group

Look Good . . . Feel Better
Duke North, Conference Room # 1700A
Duke Comprehensive Cancer, Durham, NC 27710
http://www.cancer.duke.edu/support
Meets third Monday of the month from 10:30 am - Noon
Make-up, hairstyling and grooming techniques to help women throughout chemotherapy and radiation to enhance appearance and self-esteem.
Contact: Duke Cancer Patient Support at 919.684.4497 or cancersupport@mc.duke.edu

Metastatic Cancer Group

Living with Breast Cancer as a Chronic Illness
Duke Clinics Conference Room 1993
Across from Clinics 1B and 1C, Morris Building
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC 27710
http://www.cancer.duke.edu/support
Meets second Thursday each month from 10:00 - 11:00 am
For women not in remission and continuing to live with breast cancer. Breakfast is served.
Contact: Duke Cancer Patient Support at 919.684.4497 or cancersupport@mc.duke.edu

Family/Caregiver Group

Meet with Family Members of Other Cancer Patients
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duke Hospital North, 9300 Family Lounge
Durham, NC 27710
http://www.cancer.duke.edu/support
Meets every Monday from 2:30 - 3:30 pm.
Chat with others about coping with a loved one’s illness.
Contact: Duke Cancer Patient Support at 919.684.4497 or cancersupport@mc.duke.edu

Grief Recovery Group

Tender Loving Care
Durham, NC 27704
Call for location, days and times.
Contact: Ann Ritter at 800.377.5827

EDGECOMBE COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Bosom Buddies
Heritage Hospital, Pittman Room
111 Hospital Drive, Tarboro, NC 27886
Meets second Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm
Contact: Sheila Weeks at 252.823.5546

FORSYTH COUNTY

AFRICAN AMERICAN Breast Cancer Group

YWCA Sister Speak!
1201 Glade Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Meets 4th Saturday of each month. Call for times.
Contact: Betty Meadows at 336.722.5138, ext. 232

Breast Cancer Groups

Conversations on Cancer/Pink Broomstick
Cancer Services, Inc.
3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Meets third Thursday each month from Noon - 1:30 pm
Program will feature speakers, group discussion and support for women with breast cancer.
Contact: Nedra Edwards Hines at 800.228.7421 or 336.760.9983 or csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org

Redefining Survival: Women Facing Breast Cancer Together
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Cancer Patient Support Program Support Room
Conference Room # 1, 4th Floor, Surgical Oncology Breast Cancer Center, Outpatient Building
Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Free quarterly seminar addressing issues of women with breast cancer, facilitated by Gail Hurt, RN, MAEd, LPC.
Contact: Sheila Lee at 336.716.7980 or shlee@wfubmc.edu to register.

Women’s Cancer Group

Conversations on Cancer for Women
Cancer Services, Inc.
3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Meets third Tuesday each month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Program will feature speakers, group discussion and support for women with any type of cancer.
Contact: Nedra Edwards Hines at 800.228.7421 or 336.760.9983 or csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org

Cancer Groups

Active Treatment Support Group
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Cancer Patient Support Program Suite Waiting Area,
3rd Floor, Outpatient Cancer Center Building
Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Meets every Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:45 am
Group is for people currently in the midst of treatment for any type of cancer.
Contact: Sheila Lee at 336.716.7980 or shlee@wfubmc.edu or Cancer Patient Support Program 336.716.3741

CanSurmount Patient Visitor Program
American Cancer Society
Matches up cancer patients one-on-one with other people who have had cancer. Also matches family members with relatives of other patients for support.
Contact: 336.768.1224 or 800.ACS.2345

Chemo+You
Derrick L. Davis Forysth Regional Cancer Center
3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Held twice a year; has 5 sessions once a month on How Chemotherapy Works, Coping with Side Effects, Nutrition and Wellness during Treatment, Complementary Therapies, and Moving On.
Contact: Karen Shearin at 336.718.0264

Conversations on Cancer Recurrence
Cancer Services, Inc.
3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Meets second Tuesday of the month at noon
Program will feature speakers, group discussion and support for people dealing with recurrence of any type of cancer.
Contact: Linda Miller at 800.228.7421 or 336.760.9983

I Can Cope
Call for dates, times and locations.
A series of two-hour classes in which medical staff answer questions about cancer, treatment, research and emotions.
Contact: American Cancer Society at 800.227.2345

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church: Living with Cancer
Support Group
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Dining Room
520 Summit Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Meets fourth Wednesday of the month at noon
For people of all faiths; everyone is welcome. Bring your lunch with you.
Contact: Kathy Janeway at 336.727.7537 or Janet Sanford at 336.765.9386

Family/Caregiver Groups

Caregiver Support Group
Best Health Center, Hanes Mall
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
http://www.hospicewsfc.org
Meets fourth Monday of each month from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Contact: Susanna Lund or Jack LoCicero at 336.768.3972

Caregivers Support Group
Derrick L. Davis Forsyth Regional Cancer Center
3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Meets weekly; call for details.
Contact: Sue Mason at 336.718.3218

Caring for the Caregiver
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
9th Floor Reynolds Tower, Family Waiting Room
Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Meets every Wednesday at 6:00 pm
Deals with challenges facing families of cancer patients; informal support group.
Contact: Pat DeChatelet at 336.713.6954 or dechatel@wfubmc.edu

CHILDREN’S Group

It’s About Kids
Derrick L. Davis Forsyth Regional Cancer Center
3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Meets from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Group is for children (ages 6-17) of patients newly diagnosed or under treatment. Three successive weekly sessions feature tour of treatment area, time to talk about questions, an activity (game or project) and supper.
Contact: Chaplain Joanne Swanson at 336.718.8588

Grief Recovery Groups

Carousel Family Center Support Group
The Grief Center of Hospice of Winston-Salem/
Forsyth County, Inc.
1100-C South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
http://www.hospicewsfc.org
Groups are year-round grief support programs for children (ages 5-17) and adults. Orientation prior to attending a support group is required for adults. Registration required for orientation and meetings. Call for dates and information.
Contact: Geraldine Smith at 336.768.3972

Coping with Grief & Loss after Death of a Loved One
The Grief Center of Hospice of Winston-Salem/
Forsyth County, Inc.
1100-C South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
http://www.hospicewsfc.org
Free workshop for adults, call for dates and information.
Contact: Geraldine Smith at 336.768.3972

Grief Support Group
Derrick L. Davis Forsyth Regional Cancer Center
3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Meets monthly, call for details.
Contact: Mary Childress at 336.718.8486

FRANKLIN COUNTY

Grief Recovery Group

Tender Loving Care
1937 Highway 39 North, Louisburg, NC 27549
Meets second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from
11:00 am to 12:15 pm
Contact: Ann Ritter at 800.377.5827

GASTON COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Breast Cancer Support Group
Gaston Memorial Hospital, Cancer Center
Dogwood Room
2525 Court Drive, Gastonia, NC 28054
Meets second Monday of the month at 6:00 pm
Speaker or topic each month; for breast cancer survivors during and after treatment; mailing list for announcements and support group topics.
Contact: Hotline 704.834.2932

Cancer Group

Living with Cancer Support Group
Gaston Hematology/Oncology
Meets quarterly as needed, call for details
For anyone dealing with cancer; an unstructured format with group discussion and group support.
Contact: Hotline at 704.834.2932

POWER Program
(Program for Oncology Wellness and Education Rehabilitation)
An exercise rehabilitation program for cancer patients to help regain strength and stamina. Four weeks of free, medically-monitored exercise at rehab facility as well as wellness classes that can be taken at leisure. Call for more information.
Contact: Sunday Crisp at 704.671.7930

Grief Recovery Group

Grief Recovery Support Group
Carothers Funeral Home
312 West 2nd Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
Meets first and third Thursday each month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Contact: Carothers Funeral Home at 704.867.6337

New Hope Counseling Center For Grief and Loss
Gaston Hospice
258 East Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia, NC 28504
Call for specific meeting place, dates and times. Minimal fee, must pre-register.
Contact: Terri Ray at 704.861.8405

GUILFORD COUNTY

Breast Cancer Groups

Breast Cancer Support Group
The American Cancer Society
4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27403
http://www.mosescone.com
Meets third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Facilitated by Laura Herring, MA, LPA, who specializes in health psychology. Meet others in similar circumstances, share and learn new ways to cope with, adapt to and live with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Contact: Tammy Knutson at 336.832.1100 or 800.533.3463

ENCOREplus Program
YWCA of Greensboro
One YWCA Place, Greensboro, NC 27401
Meets every Tuesday at 9:30 am.
Includes shallow water and floor exercise, relaxation, and support. Cost is $22 for 5 visits, $40 for 10 visits or $60 for 20 visits, plus $20 yearly membership fee.
Contact: Melinda Morton at 336.273.3461

Pink Ribbon Network
The Cancer Center at High Point Regional Health System
601 North Elm Street, High Point, NC 27261
http://www.highpointregional.org
Meets first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
Contact: Janet Forrest, Oncology Counselor at 336.878-6000, Ext. 2251 or 336.878.6069 or jforrest@hprhs.com

Women’s Cancer Group

Look Good . . . Feel Better
Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center
2nd Floor Conference Room
501 North Elam Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403
Meets second Monday of the month at 10:00 am
Make-up, hairstyling and grooming techniques to help women throughout chemotherapy and radiation to enhance appearance and self-esteem.
Contact: American Cancer Society at 800.282.4914

Cancer Groups

General Cancer Support Group
Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center
501 North Elam Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403
http://www.mosescone.com
Meets fourth Tuesday of the month from 10:00 - noon
Contact: Tammy Knutson at 336.832.1100

Hope Unlimited
St. Leo’s Place
805 Sullivan Street, Greensboro, NC 27405
Meets second Monday of the month at 11:00 am
Supportive, relaxed, upbeat environment especially for new participants; occasional special events in evenings.
Contact: Dorothy Silver at 336.378.1047

Life after Treatment
Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center,
2nd Floor Conference Room
501 North Elam Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403
Meets third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Support group for individuals diagnosed with cancer and finished with treatment. Shares skills to cope with difficult emotions, including fear of cancer recurrence, depression, anger; gain support by sharing concerns with other survivors; improve knowledge of cancer-related resources and information; learn ways to improve relationships and quality of life.
Contact: Heather Kitchen, MSW, at 336.832.0648

Living With Cancer
The Cancer Center at High Point Regional Health System
601 North Elm Street, High Point, NC 27261
http://www.highpointregional.org
Meets second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
A support group for any person with cancer and/or their family members. No registration is necessary.
Contact: Janet Forrest, Oncology Counselor at 336.878.6000, Ext. 2251 or 336.878.6069 or jforrest@hprhs.com

The Healing Circle
Moses Cone Health System
501 North Elam Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403
http://www.mosescone.com
Monthly educational program; call for times and dates.
Contact: Tammy Knutson at 336.832.1100

Family/Caregiver Group

Caregiver’s Program
Moses Cone Health System
501 North Elam Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403
http://www.mosescone.com
Call for specific meeting place, dates and times. Comprehensive educational and support program helps caregivers cope with challenges of caring for a family member or friend with cancer.
Contact: Tammy Knutson at 336.832.1100

Grief Recovery Groups

Bereavement for Spouses
Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405
Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Registration required. Group sessions meet for 9 sessions. One-on-one counseling available.
Contact: Diane McLaughlin at 336.621.5565

Day Group
Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405
Meets weekly on Thursdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Registration required. Group sessions meet for 9 sessions. One-on-one counseling available.
Contact: Diane McLaughlin at 336.621.5565

Loss of Others
Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405
Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Registration required. Group sessions meet for 9 sessions. One-on-one counseling available.
Contact: Diane McLaughlin at 336.621.5565

HALIFAX COUNTY

Women’s Cancer Group

HOPE: Helping Other People Emotionally
Joe Story Senior Citizen Building
701 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Meets fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
Contact: Myrtle Coates at 252.535.8403 or 252.537.6468

HAYWOOD COUNTY

Cancer Groups

Cancer Support Group
Canton Museum Building
36 Park Street, Canton, NC 28716
Meets first and third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm Supported by the American Cancer Society.
Contact: Riley Covin at 828.648.3281 or rcovin@haywood.main.nc.us

Waynesville Cancer Support Group
First Methodist Church (Wesley Classroom)
210 South Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC 28786
Meets first Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm
Contact: Josh Pierce, American Cancer Society, at 828.631.4429

HENDERSON COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Four Seasons Breast Cancer Survivors
Pardee Health Education Center
Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Boulevard Hendersonville, NC 28792
Meets second and fourth Thursday each month at 1:00 pm
Contact: Gloria Wall at 828.884.5895 or Pardee Hospital Health Education Center 828.692.4600

HERTFORD COUNTY

Cancer Group

Cancer Support Group
First Presbyterian Church
East Church Street and South Catherine Creek Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Meets fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Contact: Bonnie Langdale at 252.332.3640

IREDELL COUNTY

BREAST CANCER GROUP

Breast Cancer Support Group
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
171 Fairview Road, Mooresville, NC 28117
Meets second Tuesday each month at 11:45 pm
Contact: Chaplain Elizabeth Hyland at 704.660.4112

Cancer Groups

Living With Cancer
Iredell Memorial Hospital
Second Floor West Living Room Area
557 Brookdale Avenue, Statesville, NC 28677
Meets fourth Tuesday each month at noon. Light lunch provided.
Contact: Ingrid Peake, facilitator at 704.878.4555, or Chaplain Tom Sherrod, facilitator at 704.878.3414

SHARE: Sharing Hopes and Recovery Efforts
Davis Medical Center, Cafeteria
218 Old Mocksville Road, Statesville, NC 28625
Meets second Monday of the month at noon
Majority of participants are breast cancer patients; open to both men and women. Lunch provided by hospital.
Contact: Delores Spielman, Chaplain at 704.838.7299 or delores.spielman@drmc.hma-corp.com

JOHNSTON COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Johnston Area Breast Cancer Support Group
The Lassiter House
Horne Memorial United Methodist Church
121 East 2nd Street, Clayton, NC 27520
Meets monthly at various locations. Call for details.
Contact: Mindy Drake at 919.661.7234 or mdrake9@netzero.com

Cancer Group

Cancer Support Group
Johnston Memorial Hospital
509 Brightleaf Boulevard, Smithfield, NC 27577
http://www.johnstonmemorial.org
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Group is offered in partnership with American
Cancer Society.
Contact: Connie Grady at 919.934.8171, Ext. 7759 or cgrady@johnstonmemorial.org

LENOIR COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Breast Cancer Support Group
Lenoir Memorial Hospital
Wellness Center, Lower Level Classroom
100 Airport Road, Kinston, NC 28501
Meets second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm
Contact: Lesa Williams at 252.522.7014

LINCOLN COUNTY

Cancer Group

Cancer Support Group
Gaston College, Lincolnton Campus
South Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC 28093
Call for meeting day and time.
Contact: Ann Abee at 704.735.8668

MACON COUNTY

Cancer Group

Macon County Cancer Support Group
First United Methodist Church
66 Harrison Avenue, Franklin, NC 28734
Meets second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
Medically-oriented speakers and support; involved in Relay for Life and other community activities.
Contact: Lucille Cocke at 828.369.7722 or cocke@dnet.net or Carolyn Hartsell at 828.524.3839

McDOWELL COUNTY

Cancer Group

HUGS for Life
The McDowell Hospital
100 Rankin Drive, Marion, NC 28752
Meets second Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm
Contact: Karin Hicks at 828.254.8232

MECKLENBURG COUNTY

African American Breast Cancer Group

Sisters Network of the Piedmont
Buddy Kemp Caring House
242 Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
http://www.presbyterian.org/buddykemp
Meets third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm
Provides safe haven to share concerns, questions and learn new ways to regain control of one’s life. Affiliated with national Sisters Network.
Contact: Tracy Cook-Brewton at 704.865.2227 or Buddy Kemp Caring House at 704.384.5223

Breast Cancer Groups

Bosom Buddies
Buddy Kemp Caring House
242 Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
http://www.presbyterian.org/buddykemp
Meets every Wednesday from 10:00 - noon; potluck lunch second Wednesday of the month; bi-monthly bulletin and mailing list available.
Contact: Karin Van Heyningen, Buddy Kemp Caring House at 704.384.5223

Carolina Breast Friends
Myers Park United Methodist Church,
Parish Building., Room 106
1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
Meets second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Social and educational group is for women at all stages of breast cancer.
http://www.carolinabreastfriends.org
Contact: Kristy Adams-Ebel at 704.948.0886

Lake Norman Breast Cancer Support Group
Walker Family Chiropractic
18635 Old Statesville Road (Hwy 115)
Huntersville, NC 28078
Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month
from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Contact: Carol White at 704.489.2711 or Cathy Quade at 704.662.0770

Lake Wylie Breast Cancer Support Group
River Hills Community Church
104 Hamilton Ferry Road, Lake Wylie, SC 29710
Meets the second Monday of the month; call for times
Gives women with breast cancer a chance to share support, activities and have fun.
Contact: Marilyn Feininger at 803.831.0286 or Bonnie Koepke at 803.831.2700

Look Good . . . Feel Better
Buddy Kemp Caring House
242 Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
http://www.presbyterian.org/buddykemp
Meets first Monday of the month from 10:00 am to Noon. Call to register.
Make-up, hairstyling and grooming techniques to help women throughout chemotherapy and radiation to enhance appearance and self-esteem. Sponsored by American Cancer Society.
Contact: Karin Van Heyningen, Buddy Kemp Caring House at 704.384.5223

Cancer Groups

Adapting and Growing
Buddy Kemp Caring House
242 Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
http://www.presbyterian.org/buddykemp
Meets every Tuesday from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Group is for adults dealing with cancer and their families.
Contact: Karin Van Heyningen, Buddy Kemp Caring House at 704.384.5223 or 800.998.HOPE (4673)

Advanced Techniques Group
Buddy Kemp Caring House
242 Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
http://www.presbyterian.org/buddykemp
Meets every Tuesday from 7:00 - 9:00 pm; call for details.
Open to cancer survivors. Teaches meditation/self-help techniques; education on stress and effects on immune system. Participants will learn relaxation, imagery and more. Licensed psychotherapist facilitates.
Contact: Karin Van Heyningen, Buddy Kemp Caring House at 704.384.5223 or 800.998.HOPE (4673)

Live Poet’s Society
Buddy Kemp Caring House
242 Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
http://www.presbyterian.org/buddykemp
Meets first and third Friday of the month at 1:30 - 3:00 pm
For anyone with cancer who would like to share prose or poetry, writing, experiences and feelings in informal setting. Call for details.
Contact: Buddy Kemp Caring House at 704.384.5223 or 800.998.HOPE (4673)

Lunch With Cancer Survivors
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
(follow signs to Cafeteria)
171 Fairview Road, Mooresville, NC 28117
Meets second Tuesday of the month at Noon - 1:00 pm
For cancer survivors and caregivers, complimentary lunch
Contact: Elizabeth Hyland, Chaplain at 704.660.4112

Strides to Strength
Presbyterian Cancer Center
200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204
Cancer physical and wellness program designed to help achieve physical and emotional wellness after a diagnosis of cancer. Meets for 24 sessions over 12 weeks.
Contact: Presbyterian Cancer Center at 704.384.5560

Together Learning About Cancer
Buddy Kemp Caring House, Charlotte, NC
242 Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
http://www.presbyterian.org/buddykemp
Meets every Monday from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Group is facilitated by a licensed psychotherapist and nurse. Semi-monthly bulletin and mailing list available.
Contact: Karin Van Heyningen, Buddy Kemp Caring House at 704.384.5223

What Now?
Buddy Kemp Caring House
242 Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
http://www.presbyterian.org/buddykemp
Meets Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 pm; ten-week series
This support group focuses on variety of topics to help patients and family members re-evaluate priorities and explore additional coping strategies. Call for details.
Contact: Karin Van Heyningen, Buddy Kemp Caring House at 704.384.5223 or 800.998.HOPE (4673)

WOMEN’S CANCER GROUP

Women Living with Cancer
Blumenthal Cancer Center
Morehead Medical Plaza, Resource Room/Library
Morehead Street and Harding Place, Charlotte, NC 28232
Meets every Tuesday from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Contact: Meg Turner at 704.355.7283 or meg.turner@carolinashealthcare.org

Cancer Camp

Camp Phoenix
Buddy Kemp Caring House
242 Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
http://www.presbyterian.org/buddykemp
Annual three-day, two-night retreat for cancer patients, survivors and their family. Held each September at Camp Thunderbird on Lake Wylie. Registration fee minimal. Recreational and social activities, children’s activities, supportive interaction with other cancer survivors.
Contact: Buddy Kemp Caring House at 704.384.5223 or 800.998.HOPE (4673)

MITCHELL COUNTY

Cancer Group

Cancer Support Group
Spruce Pine Community Hospital
Teleconference Room, Ground Floor
125 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Meets last Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm
Contact: Sharon Edwards at 828.766.1770

MOORE COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Breast Cancer Support Group
FirstHealth of the Carolinas
FirstHealth Conference Center, Conference Room C
155 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374
http://www.firsthealth.org
Meets second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm at old Moore Regional Hospital
Contact: Neddie Ollis 910.692.9012 or Rachel Cuff at 910.692.6533 or Patient Education staff: Amy, Barbara or Debbie at 910.215.1583 or 910.215.1585

NASH COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Breast Cancer Support Group
Lakeside Baptist Church
1501 Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Meets second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Provides support to women who are undergoing diagnosis and treatment for cancer.
Contact: Linda McCoy at 252.443.8358

NEW HANOVER COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Karen Jo Smith Breast Cancer Support Group
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Medical Mall Conference Room
2239 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
http://www.nhrmc.org
Meets first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
Occasionally has guest speakers; group is open to general public and has been meeting for seven years.
Contact: Maureen Dugan at 910. 343.7973 or maureen.dugan@nhhn.org

Cancer Group

CanSurvive
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Zimmer Cancer Center, Conference Room
2131 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28403
http://www.nhrmc.org
Meets second Thursday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
For patients and family members dealing with cancer who live in southeastern North Carolina.
Contact: Michelle Erlich at 910.815.5870

Grief Recovery Group

Living with Grief
Lower Cape Fear Hospice
725A Wellington Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28401
Meets Mondays from 10:00 am - noon or Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm for six sessions.
A growth and education group for adults who have experienced death. Pre-registration is necessary, and participants are asked to attend all sessions.
Contact: Julie Errett at 910.815.3971 or Sue Strickler at 910.772.5461

ONSLOW COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Bosom Buddies
Logan’s Roadhouse
Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Meets first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm
Contact: Janice Cox at 910.355.0000 (w) or 910.455.8321 (h) or dcox1@ec.rr.com

Cancer Group

Cancer Support Group
Onslow Memorial Hospital
317 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Meets second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm
Contact: Karen Sota at 910.327.0546

ORANGE COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Hillsborough Female Cancer Support Group
Abundant Life Church
512 US Highway 70 East, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Meets third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm
Contact: Audrey Southerland at 919.732.4019

Cancer Group

Getting Your Bearings Cancer Patient Support Group
Cornucopia House Cancer Support Center
Overlook Building, Suite 220
111 Cloister Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
http://www.cornucopiahouse.org
Meets second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Open to all cancer patients and survivors at any stage of treatment, recovery or survivorship.
Contact: Cornucopia House at 919.401.9333 or support@cornucopiahouse.org

Metastatic Cancer Group

Living With Metastatic/Advanced Cancer Support Group
Cornucopia House Cancer Support Center
Overlook Building, Suite 220
111 Cloister Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
http://www.cornucopiahouse.org
Meets second and fourth Thursday of the month from
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Facilitated by Sue Schneider, Director of Duke Graduate Oncology Nursing Program. Includes specific topics and open discussion.
Contact: Cornucopia House at 919.401.9333 or chsupport@mindspring.com

Family/Caregiver Group

Spouses, Partners, Family Members Support Group
Cornucopia House Cancer Support Center
Overlook Building, Suite 220
111 Cloister Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
http://www.cornucopiahouse.org
Meets second Monday of the month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Co-sponsored by UNC Cancer Center; open to all support persons and caregivers.
Contact: Liz Sherwood at 919.966.3494 or support@cornucopiahouse.org

Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Group

Bone Marrow Transplant Support Group
UNC Hospitals
Fifth Floor, Anderson Pavillion Conference Room
101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Meets every Wednesday at 3:00 pm
Open-ended support group for patients and family.
Contact: Mary Jackson, LCSW at 919.966.7850

Grief Recovery Group

Companions in Grief
Cornucopia House Cancer Support Center
Overlook Building, Suite 220
111 Cloister Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
http://www.cornucopiahouse.org
Eight sessions; call for details. For people grieving the death of a loved one to cancer.
Contact: Val Proffitt at 919.419.0050

PASQUOTANK COUNTY

Women’s Cancer Group

Albemarle Cancer Support Group for Women
Albemarle Hospital/Albemarle Regional Oncology Center
1144 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Meets third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
Contact: Vicki Armstrong at 252.331.2044

PERSON COUNTY

Cancer Group

Person County Cancer Support Group
Roxboro Baptist Church, North Main Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
Meets third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Facilitated by breast cancer and prostate cancer survivors. Group has sharing time, guest speakers on cancer issues (active for nine years).
Contact: Maxine Galloway at 336.599.2057 or Wallace Kirby at 336.597.2054

PITT COUNTY

Breast Cancer Groups

Making It
McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge
903 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834
Meets third Monday of the month at 5:30 pm
Varies from having speakers to “care and share” sessions. Open to breast cancer patients and survivors.
Contact: Debra Whaley, RN, BSN at 252.847.6550 or 800.223.9328 or dcwhaley@pcmh.com

Reach to Recovery
McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge Conference Room
903 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834
An American Cancer Society peer-support visitation group program. Call to schedule Reach to Recovery visit.
Contact: American Cancer Society at 800.ACS.2345 or 800.282.2914

Women’s Cancer Group

Look Good . . . Feel Better
McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge
903 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834
Call for meeting dates and details.
Make-up, hairstyling and grooming techniques to help women throughout chemotherapy and radiation to enhance appearance and self-esteem.
Contact: American Cancer Society at 800.ACS.2345

Cancer Group

Positive Image
Jarvis Methodist Church
510 South Washington Street, Greenville, NC 27858
Meets first and third Monday of the month
from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Focus is on stress management and a person’s involvement in self healing and mutual support.
Contact: Rita Finnen at 252.758.8097 or Gene Eakes at 252.940.0994 or eakesg@mail.ecu.edu

Grief Recovery Groups

Living on After Loss
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center
2100 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, NC 27834
An eight-session program for people who have lost a loved one. Topics include feelings and physical effects of loss, normal process of grief, sharing feelings, and thinking and acting differently. Registration requested, no fee. Meets quarterly (January, April, July and October).
Contact: Cancer Center Administrative Office at 252.847.9456

Pathways to Hope Bereavement Group
McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge
903 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834
An ongoing group for persons who have lost a loved one.
Meets third Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm
Contact: Cancer Center Administrative Office at 252.847.9456

Children’s Grief Group

New Colors
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center
2100 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, NC 27834
An eight-session bereavement program for grieving children and their parents to help them understand and deal with their feelings and grief to help them come to terms with their loss. Confidential sessions led by trained, compassionate professionals. Free, registration required.
Contact: Janet Thomas at 252.847.5396

Cancer Camp

Camp Dove
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center
2100 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, NC 27834
An annual three-day, two-night retreat for cancer survivors held annually at Trinity Center, Pine Knoll Shores, NC. Registration fee minimal. Encourages listening, learning, sharing and caring, family support, lifestyle adjustments, educational sessions, side effects management, healthy eating and creative outlets through use of arts and crafts. Camp open to people 18 years or older, including family.
Contact: Cancer Center Administrative Office at 252.847.7867

RANDOLPH COUNTY

Cancer Group

Cancer Support Group
Hospice of Randolph County
416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203
Meets second Tuesday of the month at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Contact: Robin Cockerham at 336.625.5151, ext. 5538

HUG (Hospice Upbeat Group)
Old Town Dell, 239 White Oak Street,
Asheboro, NC 27203
http://www.centerofliving.com
Meets fourth Wednesday of the month at 11:30 am
Sponsored by Hospice Center of Living (416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203).
Contact: Kristy Blakely at 336.672.9300

Children’s Camp

Camp Kesem
Box 99999, Durham, NC 27708
http://www.campkesem.org
Camp is held in Sophia, NC (near High Point). Sponsored by Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and provided free of charge to families in need. The 7-day sleep-away camp serves children (age 6-16) of cancer patients.
Contact: Theresa Poulos at 847.989.382 or Jeff Lebach at 847.989.8819 or info@campkesem.org

ROBESON COUNTY

Women’s Cancer GroupS

Unique Surviving Sisters
Gibson Cancer Center
Southeastern Regional Medical Center
1200 Pine Run Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358
http://www.srmc.org
Meets first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm
For women diagnosed with breast cancer and other cancers of the female reproductive system.
Contact: Fran Baldwin at 910.671.5770

Unique Surviving Sisters
Healing Lodge
450 Prospect Road, Pembroke, NC 28372
Meets second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm
For women diagnosed with breast cancer and other cancers of the female reproductive system.
Contact: Fran Baldwin at 910.671.5770

Grief Recovery Group

Bereavement
Hospice of Robeson, Conference Room
2002 North Cedar Street, Lumberton, NC 28358
http://www.srmc.org/calendar.cfm
Set of five group meetings start at 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday of January and September. Group is for grieving individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
Contact: Rev. Dean Carter at 910.671.5655 or carter02@srmc.org

Children’s Camp

Camp Care Bereavement Weekend for Children
Hospice of Robeson
2002 North Cedar Street, Lumberton, NC 28358
http://www.srmc.org/calendar.cfm
Meets the third weekend of every May
Group is for children ages 8-16 who have lost a family member. The camp costs $20, scholarships available.
Contact: Rev. Dean Carter at 910.671.5655 or carter02@srmc.org

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

Women’s Cancer Group

Women’s Cancer Support Group
First Baptist Church
409 South Main Street, Reidsville, NC 27320
Meets fourth Thursday of the month at 10:30 am
Contact: Marilyn Burton at 336.349.8810 or Alice Smith at 336.342.1931

ROWAN COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Celebration of Life
Salisbury, NC 28144
Meets second Monday of the month at 6:00 pm
Call ahead for dinner reservation. Has a newsletter each month that gives location information. Group is an informal social gathering of breast cancer survivors.
Contact: Debbie Carter at 704.637.9589

Women’s Cancer Group

Look Good . . . Feel Better
Salisbury YMCA
Jake Alexander Boulevard, Salisbury, NC 28144
Meets first Monday of the month; by appointment only
Make-up, hairstyling and grooming techniques to help women throughout chemotherapy and radiation to enhance appearance and self-esteem.
Contact: Becky Sifford at 704.857.0614

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

Cancer Group

Cancer Education Support Group
Rutherford Hospital
288 South Ridge Crest Avenue, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Meets third Thursday every other month at 7:00 pm
Contact: Lisa Davenport at 828.286.5501 or Betty Webber, President at 828.287.3001

SAMPSON COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Breast Cancer Support Group
Sampson Regional Medical Center, 3rd Floor Classroom
607 Beaman Street, Clinton, NC 28328
Meets fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 pm
Contact: Wanda Boyette, Coordinator, at 910.592.8511, ext. 8718

SCOTLAND COUNTY

Cancer Group

Scotland County Cancer Support Group
W.R. Dulin Conference Center
500 Laurinburg, NC 28352
Meets fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Group provides emotional support for patients before and after surgery.
Contact: Scotland Cancer Treatment Center at 910.291.7630

STANLY COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Breast Cancer Support Group
NorthEast Oncology Associates (Albemarle Lobby)
945 North 5th Street, Albemarle, NC 28001
Meets first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm
Contact: Stacey Parrish at 704.982.1880

STOKES COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Conversations on Breast Cancer for Women
Century 21 Nichols Realty Building
625 South Main Street, King, NC 27021
Meets fourth Tuesday each month from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Program features speakers, group discussion and support.
Contact: Melissa Lyle-Nipper at 800.228.7421 (Cancer Services, Inc.) or 336.760.9983

Cancer Group

Conversations on Cancer
Walnut Cove Library
Main Street, Walnut Cove, NC 27052
Meets second Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Program features speakers, group discussion and support for women with cancer.
Contact: Melissa Lyle-Nipper at 800.228.7421 (Cancer Services, Inc.) or 336.760.9983

SURRY COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Support Group
Mount Airy Public Library, Mount Airy, NC 27030
Meets third Thursday of the month at noon
Contact: Carolyn Largen at 336.789.8235

Cancer Groups

Heart and Soul Cancer Support Group
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital
Education and Wellness Center
688 North Bridge Street, Elkin, NC 28621
Meets third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
For anyone with cancer. Has speakers involved in cancer treatment as well as practitioners of holistic and alternative medicine. Group participation in Relay for Life.
Contact: Nelta Thayer at 336.366.3429 or Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital at 336.526.8365

Surry County Cancer Support Group
Grace Moravian Church
1401 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
Meets first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
(September through June only)
For men and women with any type of cancer. Occasional guest speakers with focus on advancements in diagnosis and treatment of cancer; positive and upbeat with opportunities for additional social interaction.
Contact: Carolyn Largen at 336.789.8235

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

S.O.S. (Sisterhood of Survivors)
Carolina Community Bank at Straus Park
Asheville Highway, Brevard, NC 28712
Meets last Thursday of the month at noon
Contact: Darlene Drake at 828.884.2257

VANCE COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Tender Loving Care
First Baptist Church
205 West Winders Street, Henderson, NC 27536
Meets second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from noon - 1:00 pm
Contact: Ann Ritter at 800.377.5827

WAKE COUNTY

African American Breast Cancer Group

Support Our Sisters
Rex Cancer Center
4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
http://www.rexhealth.com
Meets first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm
Provides support, advocacy, education and fellowship.
Contact: Latanja Williams at 919.784.6247

Breast Cancer Groups

Breast Surgery Class for the Newly Diagnosed
Rex Cancer Center
4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
Held before surgery to help discuss treatment options and post-op recovery needs, information on prostheses, drains and reconstruction options and lymphedema. Significant others welcome. Open to community members. Offered every Tuesday at 1:00 pm and by appointment
Contact: Joan Freeborn at 919.784.3378

Duke Health Raleigh Breast Cancer Support Group
Duke Health Raleigh Cancer Center, Lower Level
3404 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
Meets second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Informal discussion, open group, new patients and survivors welcome, refreshments provided
Contact: Julie McQueen at 919.954.3587 or julie.mcqueen@duke.edu

Triangle Breast Cancer Support Group
Rex Cancer Center Auditorium
4420 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27607
http://www.rexhealth.com
Meets third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Contact: Patty Spears at 919.513.6356

Women’s Cancer Group

Look Good . . . Feel Better
Duke Health Raleigh Cancer Center
3404 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
Meets third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm
Make-up, hairstyling and grooming techniques to help women throughout chemotherapy and radiation to enhance appearance and self-esteem. Free, but registration required.
Contact: Julie McQueen at 919.954.3587 or julie.mcqueen@duke.edu

Look Good . . . Feel Better
Rex Cancer Center
4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
http://www.rexhealth.com
Meets first Monday of the month
Make-up, hairstyling and grooming techniques to help women throughout chemotherapy and radiation to enhance appearance and self-esteem.
Contact: Patient Navigation Center at 888.227.6333 to register or Rex Cancer Resource Center at 919.784.1641

Cancer Group

Gatherings
Lovely Lady
260 West Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27511
Meets second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Call to confirm meeting.
Contact: Darlene Gardner at 919.469.4688

Lymphedema Group

Lymphedema Support Group
Wellness One
2418 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27607
http://www.wellnessone.com
Meets first Tuesday of the month
Contact: Michelle Sydnor at 919.782.5954

METASTATIC CANCER GROUP

Sharing Hope
Rex Cancer Center
4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
Meets second and fourth Friday each month at 11:00 - 12:30 pm
For people dealing with recurrent or metastatic cancer.
Contact: Terri Kuczynski at 919.784.3492 or Rex Cancer Center Resource Center at 919.784.1641

GRIEF RECOVERY GROUP

Bereavement Group
Rex Cancer Center
4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
http://www.rexhealth.com
Meets over six week period, for anyone who has experienced loss due to cancer. Call for details.
Contact: Terri Kuczynski at 919.784.3492 or Rex Cancer Center Resource Center at 919.784.1641

CHILDREN’S GROUPS

KidsCan!
Rex Child Development Center, Rex Hospital Campus
4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
http://www.rexhealth.com/centers/cancer/kidscan.htm
Meets first Monday each month at 6:00 - 8:00 pm
For children ages 6-18 who have a parent with cancer. Parents meet at same time in separate room.
Contact: Rex Cancer Resource Center at 919.784.1641 or Jill Shipman at 919.784.6455

KidsCare
Rex Cancer Center
4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
Meets over a six-week period for children (ages 6-18) who have lost a parent to cancer. Call for details.
Contact: Terri Kuczynski at 919.784.3492.

CAREGIVERS GROUP

Support for Caregivers
Rex Cancer Center
4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
http://www.rexhealth.com
Meets second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Contact: Terri Kuczynski at 919.784.3492 or Rex Cancer Resource Center at 919.784.1641

WATAUGA COUNTY

Women’s Cancer Group

Watauga Cancer Support Group
Seby Jones Cancer Center/Resource Center
Watauga Medical Center
336 Deerfield Road, Boone, NC 28607
http://www.wataugamc.org
Meets every Monday from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Oncology nurse specialist and chaplain co-facilitate group.
Contact: Wendy Miller, RN, at 828.262.9409

WAYNE COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Breast Cancer Support Group
Wayne Memorial Hospital
2700 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534
Meets last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Spouses and partners welcome.
Contact: Kathy Hughes at 919.751.2064 or ksh2064@aol.com

WILKES COUNTY

Women’s Cancer Group

Keeping in Touch
Hilltop Baptist Church
161 Fairplains Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Meets third Thursday of the month at noon
Contact: Ann Walker at 336.696.5400

WILSON COUNTY

Women’s Cancer Group

I Can Cope
WilMed Radiation Oncology
1703 Medical Park Drive, Wilson, NC 27893
Meets four consecutive Mondays per program
Free series of two-hour classes. Medical staff answers questions about cancer, treatment, research and emotions.
Contact: Kim Sherron at 252.399.7400 or kim.sherron@wilmed.org

YADKIN COUNTY

Breast Cancer Group

Conversations on Cancer for Women
Community Service Center, Room 206
Elm Street, Yadkinville, NC 27055
Meets third Tuesday month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Program features speakers, group discussion and support for women with breast cancer.
Contact: Melissa Lyle-Nipper at 800.228.7421 (Cancer Services, Inc.) or 336.760.9983

If you know of a support group we should add or change, please let us know. Contact us at 800.514.4860 or http://www.bcresourcedirectory.org