MIOCA’S SURVIVOR TO SURVIVOR SUPPORT NETWORK
An ovarian cancer diagnosis is life changing and provides unique challenges. No one understands that as well as another ovarian cancer survivor or caregiver and often the journey can be helped by supportive conversations with those who have “been there”. MIOCA’s Survivor to Survivor Support Network
connects an appropriate volunteer from our network of survivors and caregivers with anyone seeking informative or supportive contact, such as newly diagnosed patients or their family members, those experiencing a recurrence or a survivor or caregiver who just feels the need to speak with another person that's had some similar experiences.
To request a one to one contact, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marcia Gurche, 586-323-0838 . Please indicate Survivor to Survivor in the subject line and briefly describe the issues you’d like to discuss. Every effort will be made by our volunteer network to be there for you and respond in a timely manner.
Like most volunteer efforts, the Survivor to Survivor network is always interested in additional help. If you are a survivor or caregiver interested in offering a sympathetic ear and encouraging voice, please contact Marcia Gurche, 586-323-0838.
ONE TO ONE OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
The support group is a combination of women at different points in time since their initial diagnosis. It is a wonderful channel that helps a new survivor establish contact with other women as early as possible after diagnosis in order to reduce anxiety, fear and isolation. Women have the opportunity to discuss concerns and possible misconceptions related to treatment. The special camaraderie that is shared helps survivors (newly diagnosed, those with a recurrence and long term survivors) realize they are not alone in their battle.
Monthly meetings are held at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Cancer Center, the second Thursday of the month . Through personal calls, monthly meetings and newsletters, One-to-One offers support to each member, whether newly diagnosed or those experiencing a recurrence. The Cancer Center is located on the southwest corner of the Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak campus 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Parking in available in the Cancer Center parking lot. Enter the main entrance of the Rose Cancer Center and follow the signs to the first floor conference room.
Registration is not required. For more information, contact Marcia Gurche, 586-323-0838 or Marilyn Brozovic 248-689-1146 / email@example.com
2013 Schedule - Monthly meetings 4 - 5:30 p.m and Special Events:
Thursday October 10 - Conversation
Monday November 11 - 6 - 8 pm - Special event - Information & Interactive Workshop for patient's and caregivers.
Beaumont Medical Center, Family Medicine Building across from Beaumont Hospital Troy. See the flyer here . Reservations required.
Thursday November 14 - Speaker: Dr. Jason Field - Clinical Trials
Saturday December 7
- 1350 Stephenson Highway, Troy (south of 15 Mile (Maple) and east side of Stephenson); Lunch will be served
promptly at 11:45 am. Bring 'heart to heart' gift for gift exchange. See newsletter for more information.
Thursday January 9 - Conversation