Support Groups

Breast Cancer Support Group – Moving Forward

 
This group is an informal setting where you can meet other women diagnosed with breast cancer within the past five years. Share advice from your own experience to help others, receive support and give strength to each other during and after cancer treatment. Participate in occasional crafts and other activities that promote conversation and healing in a fun, interactive way. Bring a family member or friend. 

 

Facilitator(s):

  • Nichole Cook and Lynn Fantom

 

Date/Time/Location:

Second Monday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Penn State Hershey Breast Center, 30 Hope Drive, Entrance A, Room 1710 A/B (directly inside the entrance).

 

Registration:

Call 717-531-7492 for more information.

 

Cost:

No Charge

 

Additional Information:

For more information, please contact Nichole Cook at 717-531-7942 or ncook@hmc.psu.edu or Lynn Fantom at 717-531-7492 or lfantom@hmc.psu.edu.


 

Sweet Survivors Support Group

 

Penn State Health Breast Cancer Survivor Group is one of the oldest and most active breast cancer support groups in the United States.

Our members are dedicated to providing each other with support, friendship and survival tips as we all make our life journey. Our fellowship not only supports one another, but we assist with outreach to breast cancer survivors in our surrounding communities and across Pennsylvania.

Please join us in our lifelong journey of survivorship.

 

Date/Time/Location:

First Monday of each month (in case of a holiday, this group meets the second Monday of the month)

  • 6-6:15 p.m. - Group gathers to meet new members
  • 6:15-8 p.m. - Evening program

Penn State Breast Center, 30 Hope Drive - Entrance A, Room 1710 A/B

 

Registration:

There is no registration required to attend.

 

Cost:

Free

 

Additional Information:

Please contact our facilitator, Paula Sheaffer at 717-531-0003 x 285298 or psheaffer@hmc.psu.edu

 

 

Pink Ribbon Program

Exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing after breast cancer surgery. You’re probably exhausted, your arm may be painful and swollen, and the adjuvant treatments can make you feel even worse. All you want to do is rest. In the past, that’s exactly what was recommended. However, studies indicate a link between moderate physical exercise and improved quality of life for breast cancer survivors.

The Pink Ribbon ProgramTM is a therapeutic exercise program developed by a survivor for patients and survivors. Exercise is an important part of treatment and recovery. The Pink Ribbon Program™ works in conjunction with your doctor’s recommendations for an exercise program. The Pink Ribbon Program™ helps stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back, and abdominal muscles, allowing women to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery. Suitable whether your surgery was recent or several years ago and accommodates all fitness levels.

 

Facilitator(s):

  • Jen Price - UFC Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist

 

Date/Time/Location:

By appointment at University Fitness Center

 

Registration:

For more information about The Pink Ribbon Program contact UFC Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist, Jen Price:

 

Additional Information: