October is the month we think pink. As part of the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month, pink ribbons, pink garments and pink accessories are worn by anyone who wants to show support.
But for those diagnosed with breast cancer, support needs to go beyond one month. The Adelphi Breast Cancer Program has added three support groups that begin next week. Each group meets at the Adelphi School of Social Work in Garden City for eight weeks, with the hope that the take-aways will last much longer. The groups are:
SELF-IMAGE AND SEXUALITY Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m.; aims to help breast cancer survivors cope with body changes
WRITING AND JOURNALINGTuesdays, 12:30-2 p.m.; writing what you feel emotionally to help with recovery
SUPPORT GROUP Wednesdays,
6-7:30 p.m.; gathering where survivors can talk about all topics of concern.
All three groups are free. To register, call 516-877-4314 or 800-877-8077.