The Elliott Foundation would like to share the 2012 Brain Tumor Support Group from The University of Washington with our community.  This support group is open to brain tumor patients, loved ones, and caregivers alike.  Attending a support group can be a very helpful and valuable addition to anyone who is facing a brain tumor diagnosis or caregiving for someone who is.   We highly recommend finding a support group in your community, if you are not in the Seattle area.  If you cannot find a Brain Tumor Support Group in your area, there are several online support groups for the Brain Tumor Community that we recommend below.

 

CancerCare Online Services
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
supportgroup@cancercare.org
www.cancercare.org

 

Cancer Compass

www.cancercompass.com

(Online support group for many different types of cancers, but there is a large and

loyal following in the Brain Cancer support group area on this site)

 

Please contact us if we can be of any help!

 

The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatments for patients with brain tumors.

 

As members of the Brain Tumor Support Group (BTSG) we realize you may have other concerns about how this illness may affect your family, your job, or your ability to carry out other daily activities.  You are not alone.  The BTSG, comprised of brain tumor patients, survivors, families, friends and caregivers meets regularly at the UWMC and can be helpful in dealing with these concerns.

 

The BTSG provides the opportunity to share experiences and to socialize with others in similar situations.  A Brain Tumor patient/facilitator assists the group, provides information, and along with the members of the BTSG answers questions regarding their experience with treatments, medications, available resources and other important issues.  Guest speakers covering a variety of subjects are frequent participants.

 

We invite you, your family, your friends and caregivers to participate in our group.  Please come and join us!

 

WHEN:            The First Wednesday of every month 5:30 to 7:30 pm

 

Jan 4, 2012                  May 2, 2012                            Sept 5, 2012

Feb 1, 2012                 June 6, 2012                            Oct 3, 2012

Mar 7, 2012                 *July  2012 TBD                      Nov 7, 2012

April 4, 2012                Aug 1, 2012                             Dec 5, 2012

 

WHERE:          University of Washington Medical Center

Plaza Café meeting room C

 

*July meeting Picnic at Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island

 

 

WHO:              Open to all brain tumor patients, survivors, family, friends and caregivers

 

You are also invited to join the several BTSG members who meet in the Plaza Café area for dinner prior to the 5:30 meeting time.

 

Parking:            UWMC Triangle Garage

Parking stickers for reduced parking fees may be available from your medical provider

 

Patient contact:  Yvonne Brehan            206-242-6862             btsg@comcast.net

Caregiver contact:  Emily Bingham        206-525-9190