Classes & Support Groups for Cancer
Cancer Support Groups
Sacred Heart Cancer Center provides emotional support and education for cancer patients and their families through a variety of support groups. For more information, visit the Cancer Center Support Groups website or call our Cancer Support Services office at 850-416-2679.
Prostate Cancer Self Help Group
This group sponsored by the American Cancer Society is designed to educate and support men facing prostate cancer. Meets the first Saturday of the month at Sacred Heart Hospital, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call 438-4491.
Gulf Coast Wings of Hope, Inc. Support Group
Supporting families of children with blood disorders and cancer.
Anyone with a friend or family member who has been stricken with a form of childhood cancer or blood disorder is welcome. All meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM in Conference Room A of the Women's and Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart. More details can be found at www.wingsofhopeinc.org.
Grief Support Group
Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola has established a grief support group called “GriefShare.” A new series of GriefShare meetings is under way in January, February and March each Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart in the St. Catherine’s classroom on the second floor of the main hospital.
The support group is sponsored by those who understand the experience of loss and want to offer comfort and encouragement to help others during a difficult time. A total of 13 GriefShare sessions will cover a variety of grief recovery topics. Sessions include videos of grief recovery experts who include well-known counselors, authors, speakers and pastors with years of expertise in this field.
The group is nondenominational; its philosophy of hope and support is based on Biblical teaching. While there are 13 sessions, each session is self-contained so that participants may join in at any time.
The support group is free of charge; however, registration is required. To register, or for more information, please call (850) 416-7705.