Save Ourselves breast cancer support groups provide peer support and encouragement in a structured, secure and professional environment and are offered to English and Spanish speakers as well as to the lesbian community affected by breast cancer. The groups are led by experienced, professionally trained facilitators who are breast cancer survivors.
Support groups are on-going, meeting twice a month and are held days and evenings in convenient locations throughout the Sacramento Valley. Support groups are offered at no charge and patients can join at any time. Call the Save Ourselves hotline at (800) 422-9747 (English), (916) 448-5432 (Spanish) or the Support Group Facilitators directly.
Cass Brown Capel, PH.D. – English Support Group Facilitator (916) 787-8787
Angie Mejia – Latina Support Group Facilitator (916) 267-3303
Roxanne Hardenburgh – Lesbian Cancer Group Facilitator (916) 261-0740
Save Ourselves English Support Groups
Save Ourselves breast cancer support groups are for breast cancer patients and group size is limited to ten participants. Groups are available for women who are newly diagnosed, in treatment, or those living with metastatic disease. To facilitate group cohesiveness, participants are encouraged to commit to attend eight consecutive meetings.
Groups meet twice a month on Thursdays 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm and Mondays at 7:00 pm. Locations vary. To find out more call Cass Brown Capel, Ph.D. the English Support Group Facilitator at (916) 787-8787.
Save Ourselves Latina Support Groups
Save Ourselves Latina breast cancer support groups are for Spanish and bi-lingual breast cancer patients. Latina groups meet at the Sutter Cancer Center on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 5:30pm – 7:00 pm, room 752. Sutter Cancer Center is located at 2800 L Street in Sacramento. For more information, please call Angie Mejia, the Save Ourselves Latina Support Group Facilitator, (916) 267-3303.
Save Ourselves Lesbian Support Groups
The Save Ourselves Lesbian Cancer Support Group is led by Roxanne hardenburgh. A breast cancer survivor herself, Roxanne brings excellent skills to her role as group facilitator. This group meets once a month on the 3rd Monday of the month from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at 410 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. For more information, call Roxanne Hardenburgh at (916) 261-0740.