Charlotte-Area Breast Cancer Support Groups

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Tips for Finding a Local Breast Cancer Support Group

• Check online. 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 often sponsor groups such as ‘Reach to Recovery’ and ‘Look Good…Feel Better’ several times a year 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 or other activities.

CABARRUS COUNTY

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

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

GASTON COUNTY

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

IREDELL COUNTY

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

MECKLENBURG COUNTY

Sisters Network of the Piedmont
Buddy Kemp Caring House
242 Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
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

Bosom Buddies
Buddy Kemp Caring House
242 Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
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.
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
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