Any Cancer Support Group

  • When: Every second Wednesday of the month

  • Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
  • Where: Baystate Health Education Center, 361 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke, MA
  • Facilitators: Nancy Woodman (colon cancer survivor) & Amy Cooper, LCSW (a Medical Social Worker) 

Breast Cancer Support Group

  • When: Every first Tuesday of the month
  • Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
  • Where: Cancer House of Hope, 1999 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA
  • Facilitators: Co-facilitated by Lucy Giuggio Carvalho, MSN, RSN-BC, Breast cancer survivor and Founder, Rays of Hope, and Cindy Sheridan Murphy, Breast cancer survivor and Women's Empowerment Coach

Blood Cancer Support Group (Enfield, CT)

  • When: Meets every first Thursday of the month
  • Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
  • Where: Enfield Senior Center, 299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT  06082
  • Facilitators: Kara Sawyer RN, BSN and Jay Burton, DO
  • ​Sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group (Springfield, MA) 

  • When: Meets every third Wednesday of the month
    (on Thanksgiving week, it will be held on Tuesday)
  • Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
  • Where: Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England,
    100 Wason Avenue, Suite 100, Springfield, MA
  • Facilitators: Heather A. Oliphant, LICSW (an Oncology Social Worker)

Caregiver Group (Agawam, MA) 

  • When: Meets every fourth Thursday of the month
  • Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
  • Where: Agawam Senior Center, 954 Main Street (Route 159), Agawam, MA  01001
  • Facilitators: Cindy Lawlor, LICSW and Louise Sawer (both experienced caregivers)
  • For those interested in participating remotely from home, please register online at & indicate in message that you'd like to participate remotely.


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Young Adult Cancer Support Group is under development. Please call or email us if you're interested.


Men's Cancer Support Group is under development. 

A person becomes a cancer survivor the moment they are disgnosed because it is at that moment that you move into survival mode.

Are you a male cancer survivor? Do you feel that you could benefit from a men's cancer support group where you could connect once a month with other male cancer survivors? Survivor JourneysTM is looking to potentially establish such a group should there be enough interest. 

For those interested, please email or call 413-276-6100.