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Pink Link Breast Cancer Support Group

Pink Link is a breast cancer support group that meets at 6 pm on the second Thursday of each month. Sessions are facilitated by a registered nurse and a social worker.

Each session includes:

  • Time to express your emotions and to share personal experiences
  • An opportunity to meet others who have experienced breast cancer
  • A facilitated discussion topic

Light refreshments are served. We hope to see you there!

Please call the DMH Breast Center for more information and to verify location for each meeting, 217-876-4377.

HER – How to reach one on one support

Call the HER – Helping Each Other Recover helpline at 217-876-4377 or toll-free at 888-456-4377.
Calls are answered from 8am-4:30pm weekdays.

Your call will be returned by a local breast cancer survivor willing to assist you with your questions and concerns.

Facing Cancer Together

A support group for all cancer patients and care givers. The group meets at 1:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month. Please call 217-876-4735 for more information.

Strength For The Journey

A six week informational series for cancer patients and caregivers. The program is designed to provide education, information, and support to cancer patients and their family members to empower them through their journey. For more information, call 217-876-4735.

Wig Bank

Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois provides free wigs, hats, and scarves to cancer patients. For more information, call 217-876-6600.

Bereavement Support Groups

DMH Cancer Care Institute offers free bereavement support groups for family members who have lost a loved one. Groups are open to anyone in the community. Registration is preferred. For more information, call 217-876-4735.

Growing Through Grief, a five-week series for adults; meets February/March, June/July, October/November. Please call 217-876-4735 for more information. Class discussion includes:

  • Learning about grief
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Looking to your faith for comfort
  • Working through unresolved feelings
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