Any Cancer Support Group

  • When: Every second Wednesday of the month

  • Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
  • Where: Remote, online via Zoom.
  • Facilitators: Nancy Woodman (colon cancer survivor) & Amy Cooper, LCSW (a Medical Social Worker) 
  • NEW Any Cancer Support Group attendees will need to register by emailing or by calling 413-276-6100.

Spanish-Speaking Any Cancer Support Group 

  • When: Meets every first Wednesday of the month
  • Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
  • Where: Remote, online via Zoom.
  • Facilitator: Millie Culver, MSW
  • NEW Spanish-Speaking Any Cancer Support Group Attendees will need to register by emailing or by calling 413-276-6100.

 

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Millie Culver, MSW
Millie Culver, MSW
Millie has been a practicing social worker for 25 years, and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She has practiced social work in Peru, South America, as well as in the United States, and is passionate about helping others through her work. 
Now a resident of Western Massachusetts, Millie works as the Oncology Social Worker for Sister Caritas Cancer Center, affiliated with Mercy Medical Center. In addition, she has studied at Westfield State University, and has a strong connection to the Western Massachusetts community.
Millie is looking forward to sharing and applying her social work experience with cancer patients and survivors, and is honored to facilitate the first Spanish-speaking Support Group for Survivor Journeys™.

Breast Cancer Support Group

  • When: Every fourth Monday of the month
  • Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
  • Where: Remote, online via Zoom.
  • Facilitators: Eileen Krueger, LCSW, and Amanda Perdue, MEd, B.Sc., PSY
  • NEW Breast Cancer Support Group attendees will need to register by emailing or by calling 413-276-6100.
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Eileen Krueger, LCSW
Eileen Krueger, LCSW

Eileen Krueger is an LCSW employed at the Bennett Cancer Center, located at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT. As a member of the Cancer Support Services team, she provides clinical social work, psychosocial evaluation, assessment, counseling, and resource referrals to oncology patients and their caregivers.

She is a graduate of the Spalding University MSW program and volunteers as a peer navigator at the Friend For Life Cancer Support Network, both located in Louisville, KY.

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Amanda Perdue, MEd, B.Sc., PSY
Amanda Perdue, MEd, B.Sc., PSY

Amanda Perdue is a 7 year breast cancer survivor, diagnosed at the age of 28.  Before breast cancer, Amanda was a high school physical education, health education, and special education teacher.  After her diagnosis, Amanda has had the honor working with agencies and recently diagnosed breast cancer survivors, helping each survivor to navigate their diagnosis, treatment, and picking up the pieces.  She has had opportunities to lobby for breast cancer in Washington D.C. and local legislatures, and serving as an advocate for breast cancer awareness.

Graduating from Wesley College with a Bachelor’s of Science and Wilmington University with a Master’s in Leadership and Administration, Amanda likes to incorporate the holistic approach when facilitating and supporting survivors- looking at each survivor and healing process as a whole. She looks forward to helping women survive and thrive and celebrating their victories.


Blood Cancer Support Group

  • When: Meets every first Thursday of the month
  • Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
  • Where: Remote, online via Zoom.
  • Facilitators: Kara Sawyer RN, BSN and Jay Burton, DO
  • ​Sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • NEW Blood Cancer Support Group attendees will need to register by emailing or by calling 413-276-6100.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

  • When: Meets every third Wednesday of the month
  • Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
  • Where: Remote, online via Zoom.
  • Facilitators: Heather A. Oliphant, LICSW (an Oncology Social Worker)
  • NEW Head and Neck Cancer Support Group attendees will need to register by emailing or by calling 413-276-6100.

Caregiver Group

  • When: Meets every fourth Thursday of the month
  • Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
  • Where: Remote, online via Zoom.
  • Facilitators: Cindy Lawlor, LICSW and Louise Sawer (both experienced caregivers)
  • For those interested in participating remotely from home, please register online at survivorjourneys.org & indicate in message that you'd like to participate remotely.
  • NEW Caregiver Group attendees will need to register by emailing or by calling 413-276-6100.
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Cindy Lawlor, LICSW
Cindy Lawlor, LICSW

Cindy is a primary care social worker in the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. She works frequently with caregivers, assisting them with the all encompassing impact caused by a decline in a loved one's health.

Cindy is an experienced cancer caregiver, having a child diagnosed with cancer during adolescence. Her son's cancer journey inspires her to help others walking a similar path.

Cindy is a graduate of the Boston College School of Social Work.


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