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GET SUPPORT THROUGH
ONE OF OUR MANY SUPPORT GROUPS

Pink Lemonade Project has teamed up with a number of local organizations and businesses to expand the circle of resources available to you including:

  • Women’s Advanced/Metastatic Support Group
  • All Women’s Cancer Support Group
  • Spanish Speaking Support Group
  • Peer-to-Peer Support Groups led by trained mentors

Clinical Breast Cancer Support Groups

Women’s Advanced/Metastatic Support Group

Pink Lemonade Project and Legacy Salmon Creek have partnered to offer a unique support group for women living with advanced cancer or cancer that has metastasized. This will be a safe and supportive time to share with others who are on a similar path. Learn tools for coping from facilitators, guest speakers, and each other. This support group is for all women with any type of advanced or metastatic cancer. You can choose to attend any or all of the sessions. For questions, information, and the virtual meeting link, please contact Catherine Patterson at 360-487-1727 or cmpatter@lhs.org .

Facilitators

CATHERINE PATTERSON – LCSW, LCIASW, CCM

Catherine has been providing support and resources to patients and their families for 15 + years. Catherine has extensive experience in the field of crisis and trauma. Her interests are oncology, palliative care, and supporting individuals and families during difficult times.

CAROLINE MURPHY – M.DIV., BCC

As a board-certified chaplain at Legacy Salmon Creek, Caroline offers interfaith spiritual and emotional support to patients, family, and staff throughout the hospital, with a special emphasis on oncology patients. Caroline is ordained in the United Church of Christ and has a background as a pastor, editor, and translator.

All Women’s Cancer Support Group

Pink Lemonade Project and Compass Oncology have teamed up to offer a support group providing women cancer survivors an opportunity to talk with others who are facing similar challenges in a safe, welcoming environment.

Oncology social workers are present at each group meeting to facilitate the conversation and to answer any questions you may have about physical or emotional issues, treatment side effects, and general coping strategies. This support group is for all women cancer survivors. For questions, information and the virtual meeting link, please contact Virginia Hill at (360) 773-8630 or  virginia.hill@compassoncology.com.

Oncology Social Workers

VIRGINIA HILL – LCSW,LICSW,OSW-C

Virginia has been a licensed clinical social worker for more than 20 years. Her goal is to ease her patients and their families’ journey through challenging times by providing them with both emotional and practical support.

CATHY WEEKS – LCSW

Cathy has been an oncology social worker with OHSU for 5 years in their Community Hematology Oncology Clinics. She has facilitated a number of support groups in the Portland area. Cathy has an interest in palliative care and supporting individuals and families during these difficult times.

Spanish-Speaking Support Group

Pink Lemonade Project in partnership with the Oregon Child Development Coalition and Northwest Family Services has teamed up to offer this Spanish-Speaking support for people with breast cancer who are in treatment and/or in recovery. They will have the opportunity to learn and talk with others facing similar experiences in a safe and welcoming environment.

Oncology social workers are present at each group meeting to facilitate the conversation and to answer any questions you may have about physical or emotional issues, treatment side effects, and general coping strategies. This support group is for all cancer survivors who speak Spanish. For questions, information, and the virtual meeting link, please contact Erika 971-331-1762 or ERamirez@nwfs.org .

Facilitator

Kelly Selis has been an LCSW social worker for over 25 years and involved with social work for over 30 years. Kelly has extensive experience in the field of crisis and trauma.  Kelly is a breast cancer survivor, just celebrating 10 years of survivorship.

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