Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund Announces Support Group
They stood in the storm, and when the winds came, they shifted their sails.
From the inception of the Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund, organizers have dreamed of bringing a support group to Bedford in support of breast cancer patients. We are pleased to announce that a peer-led support group will begin meeting monthly in 2020.
The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Everett Church of the brethren. Refreshments will be served. The Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund hopes that support group meetings will allow those dealing with the challenges of breast cancer to hear from speakers with valuable knowledge to share concerning relevant topics. Attendees will be invited to share their experiences and feelings for their own benefit and that of fellow attendees.
Meetings will take place monthly:
Last Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm
Everett Church of the Brethren
119 East 2nd Street - Everett, PA
(Lighted side entrance with a canopy - parking lot across from this entrance.)
Please Note the Support Group Ground Rules:
This is a mutual self-help group, not a therapy group. Hopefully, this group will provide emotional, psychological, and moral support for its members. Each of us is encouraged to participate to whatever extent we feel comfortable. The following ground rules facilitate the development of trust in the group and enable us to share our thoughts and feelings with each other.
Because confidentiality is essential, we expect that each person will respect and maintain the confidentiality of the group. What is said in the group stays in the group.
We are here to share our own feelings and experiences; we try not to give advice.
We each share the responsibility for making this group work.
We try to accept people, just as they are, and we avoid making judgments.
We try to give everyone an opportunity to share.
We have the right to speak and the right to remain silent.
We give supportive attention to the person who is speaking and avoid side conversations.
We avoid interrupting. If we do break in, we return the conversation to the person who was speaking.
We have the right to ask questions and the right to decline to answer.
We try to be aware of our own feelings and talk about what is present to us now, rather than what life was like for us in the past.
We do not discuss group members who are not present.
We begin and end our meetings on time.
Note: Even though our goal is to support each person, this particular group may not meet your needs. Before deciding this group is not for you, however, we hope you will attend at least two meetings.
These Guidelines Credited to: Peer Support Group Facilitator Training – Student Manual, Copyright © 1988 Sharon Mahre.
For more information, please contact Cynthia Speck: