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Breast Cancer Survivors Offering Support 2011

Sugar Land, TX - 1/25/2011

Since October 2010, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Spiritual Care Department has partnered with the group – Survivors Offering Support – to offer survivors a forum for assistance and communication at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.

Survivors Offering Support at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is flourishing in its combined form and welcomes new members. Any woman who has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, who is currently undergoing treatment or who has completed treatment is invited to participate.

The support group helps women understand that breast cancer affects them emotionally and spiritually as well as physically, and provides a roadmap for achieving a happier, healthier future after cancer. By encouraging women to share their own experiences and support one another, the group instills a belief in the power of healing and encourages women to reach toward their future with hope.

“Partnering with Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Spiritual Care Department has enabled us to provide our current survivors and new members the increased opportunity to learn, meet other survivors, find support and share experiences”, said Rosemary Herron, facilitator for Survivors Offering Support. “The merging of these two groups allows us to reach more women in need of support within the Fort Bend community.”

The support groups current curriculum series, “Navigating Life’s Roadmap After Breast Cancer” was written by Dr. Jennie M. Bennett, breast cancer survivor of 14 years and founder and director of Reconstruction of a Survivor. We are thankful to have this curriculum for our group. The mission of this curriculum is to fill the gap to serve all women diagnosed with breast cancer as they find the power within themselves, surround themselves with similar survivors, feel that nothing has been taken from them, and understand that deep down they long to explore all that is purposed for their life.

Bill Bross, Director of Spiritual Care and Values Integration at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, believes the hospital’s involvement is an important component of its community outreach.

“The mission of the group-Survivors Offering Support - aligns perfectly with the vision and mission of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – we promise to cultivate a safe, spiritual and healing environment, and patient support is a key element of that promise,” Bross said. “We believe that anyone can overcome the challenging diagnosis of breast cancer to have hope, possess healing and transform their lives for a more fulfilling life and better future.”

Please join Survivors Offering Support at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital on
February 24, March 17, April 21, May 26, June 16, July 21, August 25, September 15, October 20, November 15 and December 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., located at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital in the Main Pavilion conference rooms BC.

For more information, please contact the Spiritual Care Department at 281-274-7164. For more information on Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, please visit www.MethodistSugarLand.com.

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