Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group

Personal Contacts:
 Ritchie Briggs 919-493-0551
Mary 919-832-8455 (please leave message)

  

Hello folks...

 

Jennifer Spring from UNC Healthcare talked with us about nutrition related to cancer patients and survivors at our April meeting.  She sparked a lively discussion.  Apparently, we love food. Thanks, Jennifer, for helping us with healthy eating habits.

 

In May, we don’t have a local speaker lined up but, thanks to Paula, we’ve cued up a video webinar on Bladder Cancer: Risks and Prevention.   More important, I’m fairly certain that we will have a newly diagnosed patient joining us looking for candid conversation on coping with changes, prepping for treatment, tips and tricks.  

 

Come on out as the May meeting will be the last before the summer hiatus.  As we normally do, we will take a break during June, July, and August and suspend our meetings but this does not mean we will not be active.  The group is still available to provide feedback, consultation and support for patients, survivors, family and friends.  You can call me at any time and I can put you in contact with someone who is best suited to your situation.  Find me at 919-423-8827 or trianglebcs@gmail.com

 

If you didn’t get a chance to come out to the BCAN annual 5K Run/ Walk to End Bladder Cancer, you missed a fun time. This event continues to grow every year and not only does it raise dollars to support patients and fund research, it also provides a lot of comradery, information dissemination and some of the best ice cream you’ll find in North Carolina.  Hats off to the local BCAN board members who put in countless hours making this event a success.

 

 

Tuesday May 14, 2019 

7-8:30 pm  

Location: SECU Family House, Board Room 2nd floor

123 Old Mason Farm Road, 

Chapel Hill, NC 27517

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay Healthy,

Ritchie





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7-8:30 pm

Location: SECU Family House, Board Room 2nd floor

123 Old Mason Farm Road, 

Chapel Hill, NC 27517

 

For more information, please contact Ritchie Briggs at:

trianglebcs@gmail.com or 919 493-0551
 

"Our mission is to provide support, education and outreach for those touched by bladder cancer: survivors, caregivers, friends and all that are affected."