2012-09-21 / Community

Cancer center offers support group

Scarborough resident Patricia Campbell lost her fiancé to prostate cancer in 2001. She spent three months in a haze looking for hope but finding none, so she turned to South Portland’s Cancer Community Center, where she attended her first-ever support group.

“I sort of stumbled into this eight-week Bereavement Support Group and found magic. These people understood my pain. They supported me and I supported them in our shared grief. The safety of the Cancer Community Center taught me how to walk this road without my partner. I went on to become a Buddy to people who have lost a loved one to cancer and I haven’t looked back,” she said.

The Cancer Community Center invites adults who have lost a loved one to cancer to participate in an eight-week Bereavement Support Group that meets Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. through Thursday, Oct. 25. It meets at the center, 778 Main St. (Route 1) in South Portland. The next Bereavement Group runs Nov. 8 through Jan. 10.

For more information, call the Cancer Community Center at 774-2200. Come to talk or come to listen. There is no official referral needed or intake process required. All groups are offered at no charge. Visit www.cancercommunitycenter.org or call 774-2200 to learn more.

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