Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center offers monthly support groups and services

The Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center (CJBCC) at Citizens Memorial Hospital offers monthly support groups for cancer patients and their families.

Men’s Cancer Support Group

The men’s cancer support group meets the third Monday of each month.  The next meeting will be Aug. 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at CMH.  Lunch is served and spouses are encouraged to attend.  For more information about the men’s cancer support group, contact Robert McMillan at 417-328-7907 or Steve Keller at 417-328-6358.

Cancer Support Group

The High Hopes cancer support group meets the second Thursday, every other month, at 7 p.m. at the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at CMH. Refreshments are served.  The group will meet Sept.13.  For more information contact facilitator Linda Grant at 417-326-4894.

Healthcare Directives

The third Monday of every month, the staff at the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at CMH is available to assist with durable power of attorney for healthcare directives.  This month staff is available from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Cancer Center on Aug. 20. For more information, contact Robert McMillan, LCSW, at 417-328-7907.


Yoga classes are offered at the Cancer Center every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:15 p.m.  Basic beginners chair yoga is available at 4:30 p.m.   Classes are $5 per session and are taught by certified yoga teacher Jenny Mayor.  For more information contact Mayor at 417-684-7159.

Mark Your Calendar

9th Annual CMH Burgundy Ball will be held Sept. 22 starting at 6 p.m.  at University Plaza in Springfield.  The annual event raises funds for services and support at the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at CMH and will feature Grammy Award-Winning singer/songwriter Amy Grant.  Tickets are $100 per person.

A Breast Cancer Survivor Brunch will be held Oct. 18 from 9 – 10:30 a.m.  The event will celebrate life after cancer.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a guest who has supported them though their breast cancer journey.  Location will be announced at a later date.  The event is free of charge.

For more information on upcoming events, contact the CMH Event Line at 417-328-7247.

The Cancer Center is located at 1501 N. Oakland, Bolivar.  For more information about oncology services at CMH, go to or contact the CMH Information Center at 417-328-6010 or 888-328-6010.

August 01, 2012

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