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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Monthly Breast Cancer Support Group Meetings in 2019

Memorial Medical Center will hold a series of monthly meetings for a breast cancer support group in 2019.

Meetings begin at 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Clarke Conference Room (E-118), Memorial Medical Center, 701 N. First St., Springfield. For more information on any of the listed meetings, call 217-757-7684.

Jan. 8: Diet and Nutrition, speaker Elizabeth Beets, registered dietitian, Memorial Medical Center.

Feb. 12: CBD Oil: What’s All the Hype?, Julianne Manuel, registered pharmacist and owner, Mason City Pharmacy.

March 12: Art Therapy: Paint Night, Peggy Means. Participants will create canvas art.

April 9: Doris Garrett, service area relationship specialist, Susan G. Komen.

May 14: Mindfulness Exercises: Stress Less, Focus More, Alicia Sparks, change management consultant, Memorial Medical Center.

June 11: Complementary Therapy Discussion, Carla Daniels, nurse practitioner, Springfield Clinic Oncology.

July 9: Creative session, adult coloring.

Aug. 13: Yoga.

Sept. 10: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, American Cancer Society.

Oct. 8: What is an Oncotype Test? What is a Hereditary Risk Assessment? How Do These Tools Help in the Treatment of Breast Cancer?, Brooke Trickey, nurse practitioner, Springfield Clinic Oncology.

Nov. 12: Winter Social, dinner at a to-be-announced location.

No meeting will be held in December 2019. Meetings will resume in 2020.

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