UNITED STATES

Alabama

BIRMINGHAM AREA

CanSurvive GYN Cancer Support Group 2 meetings per month cansurvivebham@gmail.com Phone: Margaret at 205-934-7509  co-sponsor, the Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

(1) Meets 3rd Friday of each month Noon – 1:15 p.m.  American Cancer Society 1100 Ireland Way Birmingham, AL 35205 205-879-2242

(2) Meets 3rd Sunday of each month 2 – 4 p.m.  Brookwood Wellness Center at Gold’s Gym 1090 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia 35216


LAFAYETTE, ROANOKE, OPELIKA, AUBURN AREA

Teal Magnolias TealMagnoliasAL@yahoo.com

Meets 2nd Thursday of each month 6 p.m. East Alabama Medical Center Health Resource Center (across from hospital) 2027 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 334-528-1260 For more information, contact: Nan Galik, 334-497-0417, hernanliness@aol.com


HUNTSVILLE

Lilies of the Valley (P.O. Box 14066, Huntsville, AL 35815 tel: 256.880.7366 liliesofthevalleyemail@gmail.com) Support group meets the last Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at Clearview Cancer Institute. The group is not intended for the purpose of medical advice, but for the sharing of our experiences and helpful and practical ways of dealing with ovarian cancer.


Alaska

WOMEN LISTEN, Inc. Weekly Support Group Meetings – Every Friday morning from 10:00 until 11:30. We currently meet at the The Quilt Tree, located at 341 East Benson Blvd, Anchorage. (Between A Street and Denali, in the same strip mall with Cafe Del Mundo.)


Arizona

TUCSON

Winning Together is a weekly support group for women with breast and gynecological cancers. This group meets each Friday, 10:30-12:30 at the UA Cancer Center – University Campus (1515 N. Campbell Ave.) in Room 3978. Contact Marsha Drozdoff at (520)694-4605 ormarsha.drozdoff@uahealth.com


California

Los Angeles area

Biweekly support group at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

http://www.cancermatters.com/los-angeles-area/cancer-support-groups-2/gynecological-and-ovarian-cancer-support-group/


Murrieta

Loma Linda University Medical Center 28062 Baxter Road, Murrieta, CA 92563
Cancer Support Group  every Tuesday 3-4:30. 2nd floor Temecula room


Oxnard

The Cancer Center of Ventura County 1700 North Rose Avenue, Suite #145 Oxnard, CA 93030
Meeting time(s) Thursday 6-7:30pm http://www.cancen.com


Palo Alto

Stanford Gynecological Cancer Support Group 
A resource for both newly diagnosed patients and women living with ongoing treatment management issues.
11 am – 12:30 pm First and third Thursday of the month (exceptJanuary 1 holiday): January 15, February 5 and 19, March 5 and 19, April 2 and 16, May 7 and 21, June 4 and 18 No registration necessary, just drop in For questions please call Jordan Chavez, MSW, at 650-308-6274 Stanford Cancer Center 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford 2nd Floor, Room CC2105


Redondo Beach

Cancer Support Community Monthly Gynecological Networking drop in on second Saturday of the month

http://www.cancersupportredondobeach.org/


Sacramento

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Sacramento Chapter — Healing Circle
P.O. Box 2125 Fair Oaks, CA 95628
For Location/Time: 916-497-1420 E-mail: ca.sac.nocc@ovarian.org


San Francisco

Ovarian cancer support group California Pacific Medical Center 2351 Clay St, 5th Floor San Francisco, California 94115

Contact: Mary Jo Power at 415-807-9378 or e-mail powermj@sutterhealth.org or call the Women’s Health Resource Center at 415-600-0500 for times and location.


Temecula

Ovarian Cancer support group , Michelle’s Place 27645 Jefferson Avenue #117, Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 699-5455 on the first Thursday of each month. 6:30-8 pm


Westlake Village

Cancer Support Community Gynecological Cancer Networking Group 1st and 3rd Mondays: 6:30 pm

530 Hampshire Road Westlake Village, CA 91361 Phone: 805-379-4777 info@cancersupportvvsb.org


Colorado

Denver/Boulder

Nicki’s Circle Support Groups 720-519-3122  •Email:nickiscircle@colo-ovariancancer.org  See 2015 Schedule

Nicki’s Circle Central
St. John’s Cathedral in central Denver, first Mondays of the month, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Facilitated by Susan Hess, MA, LPC.
Nicki’s Circle South
Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, second Wednesdays of the month,
11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Facilitated by Susan Hess, MA, LPC.
Nicki’s Circle Evening
Swedish Medical Center in south Denver, third Wednesdays, 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm. Facilitated by Heather O’Neil, LCSW.


Nicki’s Circle Boulder  4th Mondays 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm   RMCC Boulder 4715 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301  Phone:(720) 565-0721


District of Columbia region (including MD and VA)

WASHINGTON, DC:

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
Where: George Washington Cancer Center
GW-MFA, Room 230, 5th floor
2150 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20037
When: 2nd Wednesday of every month (call to verify), 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Contact: 202-741-2218
www.gwumc.edu


Women and Cancer Support Group (for women with gynecologic or breast cancer)
Where: Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University
3800 Reservoir Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20057
When: 4th Monday of every month, 12:30 pm – 1:30 p.m. Registration required.
Contact: Ann Richardson, RN, (202) 444-2118, Terry Harrington, CRNP, (202) 444-3601, or Nancy Morgan, (202) 444-7228, co-facilitators.
http://lombardi.georgetown.edu/
Comments: Each session features creative activities.


Look Good… Feel Better
Where: Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University
3800 Reservoir Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20057
When: 2nd Wednesday of every month, 9:30 am – 11:30 am. Registration required.
Contact: Joanne Assarsson, LICSW, OSW-C, coordinator, (202) 444-3755. http://lombardi.georgetown.edu/
Comments: A free, non-medical, brand-neutral, national public service program created to help individuals with cancer look good, improve their self-esteem, and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence.


 Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
When: Call for schedule
Contact: Darien Reece, program director, (202) 483-8600
www.smithfarm.com
heal@SmithFarm.com
Comments: Programs are held in their Washington office and retreats at a rural Retreat Center. Services are free.


CLIMB (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery) for children of cancer patients
Where: George Washington University Katzen CancerResearch Center www.gwcancerinstitute.org
2150 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Room 1-402
Washington, DC 20037
When: Every Wednesday, February 3 – March 10, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Free program, free parking, free dinner.
Contact: Jennifer Bires, 202-741-2218, jbires@mfa.gwu.edu to register
Comments: Program is designed for children ages 6 through 11.


 MARYLAND:

Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

Holy Cross Hospital Cancer Institute
Where: Holy Cross Hospital Professional and Community Education Center
1500 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
When: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Contact: 301-754-7537
Comments: Phone registration preferred, but not required. All are welcome.


Look Good… Feel Better
Holy Cross Hospital Cancer Institute
Where: Holy Cross Hospital Professional and Community Education Center
1500 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
When: Wednesdays, August 5 and November 4, 2009; 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Also offered:
Where: Holy Cross Hospital Radiation Treatment Center
2121 Medical Park Drive, Suite 4
Silver Spring, MD 20902
When: Wednesdays, September 2 and December 2, 2009; 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Contact: 301-754-7537, Jackie Diehl; Please call to register
Comments: Learn skin care, makeup applications, and hair/wig techniques in a hands-on workshop.


Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
Where: Hope Connections for Cancer Support Community
5430 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 100
Bethesda, MD 20814
When: 2nd Monday of every month, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Contact: 301-493-5002, www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org
Comments: Open to people suffering from cancer, their families and other caregivers

Lunch Bunch for Ovarian and Breast Cancer Survivors
Where: Various restaurants in Rockville, MD
When: Every Friday, 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Call 301-424-4777 for location


VIRGINIA:

GYN Cancers Support Group
Where: Life With Cancer
8411 Pennell St.
Fairfax, VA 22031
When: 2nd Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Contact: 703-698-2526, www.lifewithcancer.org
Comments: Sponsored by Inova Fairfax Hospital


Florida

FLORIDA PANHANDLE

Contact Patti McCartney Phone: 850-927-2913 E-mail: pattim@gtcom.net


SARASOTA

The Center for Building Hope5481 Communications Parkway Sarasota, Florida 34240 (941) 921-5539 —  Gynecologic Cancer  3rd Tuesday, 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Join other women with gynecologic cancers for a discussion about living with cancer treatment and side effects. This is a place you can talk about your reactions to cancer without embarrassment. Facilitator: Laurel Healy, LCSW

http://www.centerforbuildinghope.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=Cancer+Specific+Support+Groups


Indiana

Fort Wayne
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana — 1ST THURSDAY EVERY MONTH AT 6:30 TO 8PM. http://cancer-services.org/gynecological-cancer


Iowa

Iowa City

Email: janefleming73@gmail.com. We are small and get together as often as we can.


Kentucky

Louisville

Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky GYN Survivor & Caregiver Support Group Meeting 2509 Plantside Drive, Suite D Louisville, KY 40299 Every Fourth Monday of each month 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Maine

 Lewiston

The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing has an ovarian cancer support group every Tuesday  6:00-7:30pm  http://www.dempseycenter.org/


South Portland

Cancer Community Center
778 Main Street South Portland, ME  04106-5447
The women’s gynecological group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. 6:00 -7:30 pm
http://cancercommunitycenter.org/what-we-offer/networking-support-groups/


Maryland

See District of Columbia listings above for certain Maryland meetings near DC

Annapolis


NOCC – Central MD has quarterly support group meetings ; contact Nancy, centralmd@ovarian.org

Lutherville


Hopewell Cancer Support Center has a biweekly support group meeting on 10628 Falls Road, Lutherville, MD 21093, just outside the Baltimore beltway, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings of the month (except when those fall on major holidays), from 7:30-9 p.m.


Massachusetts

Boston Area

Boston Medical Center Support Groups For more information call 617-638-7540  Ovarian Cancer / Mind-Body Support Group 3rd Tuesday each month, 6:00pm, Moakley Building 3rd Floor Conference Room

BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER – OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets on alternate Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA.  For additional information, call Hester Hill at (617) 667-2661.


DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE – GYNECOLOGIC CANCER SUPPORT GROUP  meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Smith Building, Room 764. Meetings will resume on September 15. Registration is required. For additional information, call Irene Goss-Werner at (617) 632-5836.

FACING CANCER TOGETHER meets on the 1st Thursday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 430 Walnut St., Newtonville. There is no registration required. For additional information, contact Dr. Nancy Gaulin at (617) 332-5777 or e-mail ngaulin@facing-cancer.org.


Burlington

LAHEY GYNECOLOGIC CANCER GROUP  meetings  take place on the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at 3 West Park Cancer Center Board Room at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. There is no pre-registration required. Please contact Pamela Reznick, LICSW at (781) 744-8113 for further details.


Harvard

 The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road, Harvard, MA 01451 OVARIAN CANCER support group with Marcia Lewin Berlin, LICSW 3rd Fridays; 12:00-1:30 pm


Northampton 

Cancer Connection has Ovarian & Gynecological group on  Wednesday afternoon.  Before joining a group, each participant needs to talk with the facilitator to discuss whether the group will fit your needs. Call 413-586-1642 to confirm time and place of all meetings.


Michigan

Cancer Support Community, 2010 Hogback Rd. Suite 3, Ann Arbor MI 48105.

Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Women dealing with ovarian cancer and its effects often have unique questions and concerns. Join others just like you in this professionally facilitated group. For more information call Bonnie at CSC
at 734-975-2500 or email bonnie@cancersupportannarbor.org
Third Wednesday of every month. 6-7:30 pm


Missouri

St. Louis

Siteman Cancer Hospital,TOGETHER GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY SUPPORT GROUP  Focus: A wellness-focused support group for women and their significant others to share feelings and experiences. Current treatments and complementary therapies are discussed, and a physician is available to answer questions. Meetings: First Wednesday of each month 5 to 7 p.m. Barnard Health and Cancer Information Center Center for Advanced Medicine, 4921 Parkview Place St. Louis, MO 63110  Contact: Barnard Health and Cancer Information Center, 314-362-7844


Cancer Support Community  1058 Old Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131 314-238-2000  GYNECOLOGICAL CANCERS MONTHLY NETWORKING GROUP

Third Monday each month • 6:30 – 8:30 PM  Drop in No reservation required
An active, nurturing support group that shares information and discusses pertinent issues such as nutrition, coping skills, fear of recurrence, intimacy challenges, and genetic concerns. For women newly diagnosed and survivors,female family and friends. This group made possible by Macy’s Foundation.


Minnesota

 MINNEAPOLIS  

Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance  (MOCA) Programs

COFFEE & CONNECTION We invite ovarian cancer survivors to come learn more about MOCA and meet other survivors. This is an on-going meeting the third Tuesday of the month. You’re welcome to come once, or every month, if you’d like. Dates: Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. RSVP to Chris Wick at cwick@mnovarian.org or call (612) 584-3550.


MOCA CONNECTIONS If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer recently, you and a guest are invited to this meeting to learn more about the disease and to meet with a gynecologic oncology nurse and ovarian cancer survivor. All meetings are held from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the MOCA office, 4604 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407.


RISE – RECOVER, INFORM, SUPPORT, EMPOWER 

The group is designed to provide support for women while in treatment or in remission after their initial treatment. Although we recommend that you first attend a MOCA Connections meeting, new attendees can join at any time. This meeting is for survivors only.This group meets at the MOCA office from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. We ask that you please pre-register for this meeting by clicking on the links below.


MOCA YOUNG SURVIVOR NETWORK We define young survivors as those women dealing with a gynecologic cancer diagnosis before menopause. We invite you to join the group to explore issues unique to young survivors of all types of gynecologic cancers. Young survivors range in age from late teens to mid-40s, but there is no age requirement to join the group! The YSN plans events and activities throughout the year. MOCA also has a network of YSN Mentors who can provide support and information over the phone. Young survivors of ovarian and gynecologic cancers can also connect online through a private Facebook group. Contact Chris Wick to join: cwick@mnovarian.org.


The Southeastern Minnesota MOCA chapter in Rochester  offers a support group for ovarian cancer survivors, LADIES OF STEAL.  The  support group meets the first Monday of every other month at 5:00 p.m. at the Hope Lodge in Rochester. For more information or to RSVP to a meeting, contact Dolores “Jeff” Nordquist at jeffnptenor19@gmail.com or Jean Wagner at felineluvsatts@charter.net, or by phone at (507) 288-2228.


Nevada

Las Vegas

Ovarian Cancer Support Group 6:00-7:30pm, 1st Tuesday monthly The Caring Place 4425 S. Jones Blvd., Ste. 1 Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 871-7333, The Caring Place www.thecaringplacenv.org/


New Jersey  

Cancer Institute of NJ 195 Little Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ Gynecological Cancer Support Group Meets the second Tuesday of the month 7:00-8:30pm Women’s Center Waiting Room, 1st floor Contact  732-235-6792


Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey (Formerly known as The Wellness Community of Central New Jersey) 3 Crossroads Dr., Bedminster, NJ 07921 908-658-5400 Call for date and times.

Carol G Simon Cancer Center Morristown , NJ Gynecological Support Group, Women’s Center Conference Room 1st Monday of the Month 12 noon – 1:30 p.m


Pathways – Connection for Women and Families Summit, NJ For more information on Pathways or to register for groups, call 908-273-4242 ext. 154 or email pathways@theconnectiononline.org Gynecological Cancer Support Group 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.


Jersey Shore Medical Center  Neptune, NJ Ovarian Cancer Support Group This group is for women diagnosed with cervical, endometrial, ovarian, or uterine cancer. The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All sessions are facilitated by Mary McCarthy, MSW, LCSW, CADC. For further information, meeting cancellations, or to confirm dates, please call Betty Paulus, R.N., OCN, CBPN-C, at 732-776-4508.


Gilda’s Club South Jersey  Linwood, NJ Gynecological Cancers Group The first Monday of every month- 6-7:30 pm. Please call Gilda’s Club to register to become a member &; then attend the group.(609) 926-2699. Erin McAllister, LSW, Program Director.


Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey Hackensack, NJ Gynecological  Networking Group The second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8pm. Please contact 201-457-1670 to register for this group. Robin Gilman, LCSW-R, is the Program Director.


Monmouth Medical Center  Long Branch , NJ Ovarian Cancer Support Group – For women diagnosed with cervical, ovarian, endometrial or uterine cancer. Second Tuesday; 11:30am-1:30pm; Goldsmith Wellness Center; Wimpfheimer, 4; Registration is required, contact Leslie Shephard, RN, OCN at 732-923-6575


Cooper Cancer Institute The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness 1011 Main street Promenade, Voorhees, NJ Gynecologic Cancer Patient and Family Support Group 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 2:30-4:00pm Lisa McLaughlin, MSW, LSW, OSW-C Call 1-800-826- 6737 to register. The group is listed under Community Health Seminar


New Mexico

Albuquerque

The Clever Senora’s 3rd Tuesday of each month 10:00am-12:00pmThe Hip Stitch Sewing Boutique
San Antonio and Louisiana ,Contact Amy Gundelach 505-610-9300
500 Walter St NE Suite 508 Albuquerque, NM 87122
Gynecologic cancers


Las Cruces

MMC Cancer Program Support Groups (2540 S Telshor Blvd-Annex, Las Cruces, NM) for more information please call (575)521-6727


  • Women’s Cancer Support Group – Sisters by Chance – Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in MMC Annex Piñon Room B; the basis of this group is to provide support to women who are currently being treated for or are survivors of cancer. Moderated by Kim Hoffman, RN

  •  Women’s Spanish Support Group – Grupo De Apoyo Para Mujeres Diagnosticadas Con Cancer – Se reune cada primer Miercoles del mes, horario 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in MMC Annex Piñon Room A; Ayuda a individuos en tratamiento, familias, cuidadores ye personas que han sufrido una perdida de su ser querido. Ayuda para enfrentar estas circunstancias emocionales y sintomas de el cancer. Moderadora Lourdes Mendez-Rodriguez, RN

Los Alamos

Los Alamos Ovarian Cancer Together We meet once monthly for coffee, chat and support. If you would like to join us please email Kay@ovariancancertogether.org or phone Bernice at (505) 690 1245


New York

Capital District

CARING TOGETHER, INC. www.caringtogetherny.org  Albany 518-783-7600 (Voice Mail)

Non-profit ovarian cancer support, education, and awareness group serving the Capital District of New York State. Free monthly ovarian cancer support group meeting(s), electronic networking, and annual Run/Walk to fund ovarian cancer research and awareness activities .Meeting– 2nd Wednesday of each month6:30 – 8:00 pm,  HopeClubOne,  Penny Lane,  Latham, NY 12110 ,(518) 782-9833


RAYS OF HOPE   

Ovarian cancer awareness and support group serving the ovarian cancer community in the Glens Falls/Southern Adirondack region of New York State.  Meets: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 4:00 p.m., C.R. Wood Community Learning Center at Glens Falls Hospital  Info:Carole Smith – 518-793-0565; cjs11@verizon.net Mary Davis – 518-656-9321; mmdavis0626@roadrunner.com


LINDA YOUNG OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Benedictine Hospital Kingston, New York Sarah Urech, LMSW; surech@benedictine.org 845-334-3171  Non-profit group committed to ovarian cancer prevention, early detection, and health care advocacy.  Free monthly support group meeting(s), Nurturing Neighborhood Network, and various educational and support programs/services for survivors, friends, and family members.


Western New York

GRACE’S GARDEN gracesgarden.org Syracuse Women affected by gynecologic cancers; their families and friends     support group meetings5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Last Wednesday of the month. The Hematology-Oncology Associates of Central New York Building, 3rd Floor Cafeteria, 5008 Brittonfield Parkway, Brittonfield (East Syracuse)


WNY OVARIAN CANCER PROJECT http://www.wnyovariancancerproject.com/ Buffalo Support and information for women with ovarian cancer in Western New York; national advocacy. SHARE

New York City area

MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Support Group http://www.mskcc.org/events/support-meeting/gynecologic-survivors-support-group-1  THIRD TUESDAY of the month 4:00-5:30 p.m. This program is for people who have had gynecologic cancer. No observers, please, without prior approval. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 East 67th Street Room RRL-102 New York, NY 10065 You must register to attend. To register and for more information, please call 646-888-4740 or e-mailRLAC@mskcc.org.


SHARE –OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT http://www.sharecancersupport.org/share-new/support/groups/ong_ova_can_sup/  Continuing support for women who are dealing with an ovarian cancer diagnosis and wish to share their questions, concerns, and hopes with others. Women may join at any time. REGISTRATION is required for new participants.


SUPPORT CONNECTION, INC www.supportconnection.org  (Yorktown Heights) Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Groups

Open to women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. We all know there are many common factors to any cancer diagnosis. Join us as we discuss all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-962-6402, or toll-free 800-532-4290.

WHEN: 4th Thursday of each month – 7 pm
WHERE: Vassar Brothers Medical Center,Poughkeepsie, NY

WHEN: 1st Thursday of each month, 10 am
WHERE: Yorktown Heights, NY

WHEN: 1st Wednesday of each month, 7 pm
WHERE: Chappaqua, NY

WHEN: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 10:15 am
WHERE: Hopewell Junction, NY

WHEN: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7 pm
WHERE: Carmel, NY


Young Women’s Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group

Open to women who have been diagnosed with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer at a young age. Join us as we discuss issues pertaining to all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-962-6402, or toll-free 800-532-4290.

WHEN: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7 pm
WHERE:Yorktown Heights, NY


North Carolina

Charlotte

TEAL MAGNOLIAS
Monthly ovarian cancer support group at Levine Cancer Institute with theTeal Magnolias. For more information please contact Meg Turner at 704-355-7283 or 980-442-2512.


Greensboro

Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long Hospital
501 N. Elam Avenue Greensboro, NC 27403
A support group for women who are currently or have been in treatment for gynecological cancer.Ro register, call Lauren Mullis at 336-832-0648


Ohio

Northern Ohio–Hope for Tomorrow (for women with gynecological cancer) 216-844-7042 University Hospital Seidman Cancer Center call for times and location.

JamesCare for Life Gynecological Cancers Support Group– For women having any type of gynecological cancer. While the name of the cancer may differ, the experiences and support needs can often be very similar. Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month from September through June. They are held at the OSU Gyn Oncology at Mill Run, 3651 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026. If you would like more information, call JamesCare for Life at 614-293-6428.


Ovarian, Cervical, Uterine and all other GYN cancers Networking Group This professionally facilitated group that offers a safe place for women who have experienced a diagnosis of ovarian, uterine, genital, endometrial or cervical cancer to share any concerns related to living with gynecological cancer; and to provide mutual support to improve the quality of life. Second Saturday of every month, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The Cancer Support Community 4918 Cooper Rd  Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 (513) 791-4060


Oregon

Thanks to  Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and SW Washington for compiling this list!

Greater Portland Area

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

We offer emotional support and information for women and their families who are coping with diagnosis, treatment and recovery from gynecologic cancers. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12 noon – 1:30 pm. at:
Comprehensive Cancer Center
2nd Floor Conference Room
Good Samaritan Hospital
1130 NW 22nd Ave., Portland (parking available in garage #3)
If you have questions, please contact Kate Leonard, Ph.D., facilitator, at 503-292-9873 or Legacy Outpatient Cancer Services at 503-413-7753

“Girls Night Out” Pot Luck & Emotional Support for Breast, Ovarian & Other Women’s Cancer

This is a new monthly potluck gathering for women with breast, ovarian and other women’s cancers in Gladstone, Milwaukie, Oregon City and rural areas in Clackamas County. We meet on the third Thursday of each month, beginning Jan. 15, 2015.


SHOC Foundation offices
18575 Portland Avenue, Gladstone, OR
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Breast Friends and the SHOC Foundation. Contact Cindy at cguarente@bullardlaw.com, or (503) 721-2624 days or (503) 557-3128 evenings for more information.


Support Group for Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month from 6:00–7:30 pm at:
The Center for Health and Healing, OHSU
3303 Bond Street, 3rd floor
Paul Kirk Conference Center, Room 5
Facilitators: Andrea Lehman LCSW, Sara Goodman LCSW
The group is open to young adults from 21 to 40 with any kind of cancer.
For more details contact: Andrea Lehman, LCSW at 503-889-7623 or Sara Goodman, LCSW at 503-475-8880.
Directions to the Center for Health and Healing can be found here.


Support for the Supporter

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:00–7:30 pm at:
The Center for Health and Healing, OHSU
3303 Bond Street, 3rd floor
Paul Kirk Conference Center, Room 6
Facilitator: Cathy Weeks, MSW, CSWA
A support group for those who are close to a young adult with cancer (i.e. spouse, partner, close friend, roommate). Participants must be young adults between the ages of 21-45.
For more details contact Cathy Weeks, MSW 503-601-7643 or Andrea Lehman, LCSW 503-889-7623
Directions to the Center for Health and Healing can be found here.
Making Today Count: A Support Group for Women Living with Metastatic Cancer

A safe place to discuss difficult issues, coping strategies, and ways to enhance quality of life with other women who truly understand. Call Erin Leake at 503-216-2280, or Ann Soule, MSW, LCSW, at 503-216-4676. This group meets every Wednesday from 11 to 12:30 p.m. at:
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9135 SW Barnes Rd.
Medical Office Bldg V
Zidell Center for Integrative Medicine, Suite 161
Registration is required!


Eugene, OR

This is a support group of gynecologic cancer survivors who meet on the 2nd Monday of each month from 11am until 1pm at the Willamette Valley Cancer Center on Country Club Road in Eugene. It is a discussion and sharing group with no formal facilitator. For further information you may contact:

Joyce Gardner, 541-344-7566
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, 541-683-5001


Salem, OR

Cancer Support Group

A support group for people living with cancer and those who support them. Held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at:
Salem Hospital
Center for Outpatient Medicine
875 Oak St. SE.
For more information, contact Salem Cancer Institute at 503-562-4321.
Living as a Cancer Survivor for Women

A support group for women facing any type of cancer. Held the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at:
Salem Hospital
Center for Outpatient Medicine
875 Oak St. SE.
For more information, contact Salem Cancer Institute at 503-562-4321.
Women’s Metastatic Support Group

A support group focusing on the special concerns of women whose cancer has spread. Held the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at
Salem Hospital
Center for Outpatient Medicine
875 Oak St. SE.
For more information, contact Salem Cancer Institute at 503-562-4321.


Pennsylvania

Allentown

Daytime Ovarian Cancer Support Group -Provides support and motivation for people living with ovarian cancer and their caregivers. Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 10:30 am at Hava Java in Allentown, PA. Call Shelly Fisher at (215) 968-1706 or Carol at (610) 262-1072 for free registration.


Dunmore

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) Support Group
This support group is for people who have tested positive for the BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation OR have a strong family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer. The goal for the group is to include community outreach and education and to connect with other people in our area who are at high risk for breast and/or ovarian cancers.
If you have questions please call Maria at 570-236-0176
-Upcoming meeting will be held Thursday, February 28th at 6:30 pm Northeast Radiation Oncology Center (NROC):1110 Meade St., Dunmore, PA 18512. Please RSVP to Maria Serra at marias@facingourrisk.org


Northeast Radiation Oncology Center

Facing Cancer Together
Those affected by cancer are offered free interactive, educational and preventive programs and materials, particularly regarding colorectal, skin, ovarian and prostate cancers.
– Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at NROC at 1110 Meade Street in Dunmore.
Please call 570-881-6247.


Havertown

Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation With a Little Help From Her Friends support program The purpose of our Patient Support Program is to make the stress of dealing with ovarian cancer treatment less confusing and solitary by providing consistent first-line peer level contact. Expertly trained With a Little Help From Her Friends Mentors will provide those recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer a peer contact that can:

Find available social resources; Provide a toolkit and offer support that only a peer can; Offer suggestions on the best way to communicate questions and information to their physicians and other healthcare providers; and Lend much needed emotional support


Warminster

Gilda’s Club in Warminster (CSC)- ovarian cancer support group 6:30 pm-8:00pm, 2nd Tuesday each month, call 215-441-3290 to register RSVP

Wilkes Barre

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital 
Cancer Support Group 
The support group provides a comfortable atmosphere for cancer patients and their families and support persons to share their cancer experiences. Conducted by health professionals, the meetings provide a program of support, education and hope through informational presentations and open discussions.
General Number (570) 552-1300
– Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 pm in the Radiation Oncology Department, 575 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre.


South Carolina

Greenville

Lunch Bunch an informal group specific to ovarian cancer who meet once a month for lunch or dinner just to talk, support each other and meet new patients. We meet the second Monday of the month at 12:00 at various locations.
Contact Helen Fields for more information Phone 864-373-6306 Email: scocfdirector@gmail.com


Spartanburg

Please contact Alishia Landrum for more information. Phone: 864-415-2600  Email: alishialandrum@bellsouth.net


Charleston

Lowcountry Lunch Bunch meetings are the fourth Saturday of each month. We meet for lunch at various restaurants throughout Charleston.
Contact Sue Henderlite for more information Phone (843) 881-3232 Email: hen_eyes@hotmail.com


Tennessee

Women with Wings is open to all women, no matter the stage of cancer. We welcome the newly diagnosed to long-term survivors who add their experience and wisdom. Female family members or caregivers are also welcome to attend. Trained facilitators lead the group and meetings cover the gamut from free discussion to specific topics, depending upon the needs of the members at that time. No reservations are necessary, simply come and join this group of understanding and compassionate women.


East Memphis

1st Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:30 pm
100 N. Humphreys Blvd, Sandy Patterson Resource Room
For a reservation: Sharon Herlihy, 901/683-0055 ext. 1087


Midtown

2nd & 4th Tuesday 11:00am – 12:30pm
Church Health Center, 1115 Union Ave, Community Room A. For a reservation: Valerie Matthews, 901.322.0447


Southaven

1st and 3rd Mondays 1:15pm – 2:30pm
Newk’s Express Cafe, 3075 E. Goodman Rd
For a reservation: Karen Sudduth, 662.996.1083


Texas

Austin

Texas Oncology 6204 Balcones Dr. Austin, TX 78731 (512) 427-9400  Meetings, led by oncology nurses are held the third Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Attendees do not need to be patients at Texas Oncology in order to participate.


Dallas/Fort Worth

NOCC Dallas Fort Worth Chapter  Meet & Eats

A number of volunteers and survivors have regular (usually monthly) get-togethers at area restaurants. These are informal gatherings “just for the fun of it” and are an absolute blast! Frequently these groups end up closing down the place because they talk for so long! Laughter, tears, friendship, and food – what more can you ask for! Due to the size of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex there are different meeting regions designated to make it convenient for everyone but all are welcome at any Meet & Eat at any time. For additional information on Meet & Eats in your area, send an e-mail to DallasFortWorthTX@ovarian.org.


Baylor Sammons Cancer Center Ovarian Cancer Support Group: First and third Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cvetko Center Group room, 3410 Worth St., Suite 200., Dallas, Texas.


Houston

MD Anderson  Ovarian Cancer Support Group  Must call 713-745-4730 to RSVP.

When: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Integrative Medicine Center,  1515 Holcombe Blvd, R1.2000, Houston, Texas, 77030  Mays Clinic, Floor 2, ACB2.1041   Facilitators: Alycia Hughes


San Antonio

NOCC-San Antonio Monthly Meetings
2nd Wednesday of each month
Julian’s Pizzeria 13444 West Avenue San Antonio, TX 78216
Faces of Hope group (survivors, family, and friends) 7:30-8:30pm


Virginia

Fairfax

GYN Cancers Support Group at  Life With Cancer, 8411 Pennell St. Fairfax, VA 22031
When: 2nd Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Sponsored by Inova Fairfax Hospital
Contact: 703-698-2526, www.lifewithcancer.org


Wisconsin

Appleton

Appleton Medical Center
Meeting are on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:00PM-7:30PM.
(920) 380-1500


Madison

University of Wisconsin Hospitals
Contact: Diane Weiner
(608) 262-8081


Milwaukee

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave. | Milwaukee, WI 53226
The group meets from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on the third Monday of each month, and each session will feature a speaker who will lead discussion on topics ranging from cancer nutrition and exercise to cancer genetics and psychological well-being during illness. Sessions are held in Conference Room L on Doyne Avenue between N. 87th and 92nd streets. For details, call 800-272-3666 or visit froedtert.com.


West Allis

Aurora Women’s Pavillion Aurora West Allis Medical Center, 8901 West Lincoln Avenue, West Allis, WI 53227
“All About Living” meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6PM to 7:30PM in the Lavender Conference Room of the Women’s Pavillion. It is a support group that was designed by Women’s Pavillion staff and oncology patients who wanted to help guide others through their journey after a cancer diagnosis. For details visit aurorahealthcare.org.


Wyoming

American Cancer Society Quality of Life Programs
Contact Aneda Jaramillo at 307.634.9331 for more information on any of the following programs;
Road to Recovery- Volunteers drive patients to and from their treatments.

Look Good, Feel Better- Information and guidance to help women undergoing chemotherapy and
radiation enhance their appearance.

Cancer Resource Centers- Volunteers helping cancer patients to resources in their community and
beyond. Wigs, hats, scarves, bras and educational materials available.

I Can Cope – Support Group- Teaches patients and their loved ones how to live and cope with cancer.


AUSTRALIA

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Sydney
Meets monthly in Sydney CBD

For program details, location and further information, please contact
Helen Gooden sydney.support@ovariancancer.net.au

or 1300 660 334 or

Brenda Clasquin Brendac@cancercounselling.com.au


Brisbane
Meets monthly in Brisbane CBD

For program details, location or further information, please contact
Rose grmsfraser@iprimus.com.au or phone 1300 660 334


Melbourne
Meets monthly in Melbourne CBD

For program details, location or further information, please contact
us on support@ovariancancer.net.au or 1300 660 334


Perth
Meets monthly in Shenton Park

For program details, location or further information, please contact
support@ovariancancer.net.au or 1300 660 334