Support is there for women facing cancer

It’s been said there’s strength in numbers. And perhaps that is the concept behind support groups. It seems to us that whatever challenge comes in one path – the death of a loved one, addiction, divorce, etc. – the road to recovery can be made better through support and guidance of those who have been there.

For many, there are few things as daunting as living with or going through cancer.

Just over a year ago locally, a women’s cancer support group was formed to offer whatever support they can to women living with cancer and to those who are cancer survivors.

Women Living With Cancer Support Group, meets monthly, alternately at Portage Health in Hancock and Aspirus Keweenaw in Laurium.

The meetings, usually about an hour an a half in length, feature a guest speaker followed by a time for sharing.

The group was formed by cancer survivors who saw a void locally.

On Saturday, the group will hold their largest outreach to date, a luncheon and program beginning at noon at the Continental Fire Co. in Houghton.

The event features, lunch and a special musical program.

Organizers want to stress the event is not limited to members of the group, but is free to any woman in the local area who is living with cancer or who is a cancer survivor. In addition, caregivers are welcome with a cost of $5.

We wholeheartedly support and congratulate those behind this much-needed organization and their effort to spread their message through Saturday’s luncheon for all area women who have been through, or who are going through cancer.

Cancer indeed is a daunting journey, and a journey that, thankfully more often than not, has more successful outcomes than just a few years ago. And thanks to the organizers of Women Living With Cancer Support Group, no local woman has to make that journey alone.