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Free Patient/Caregiver Support Program

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Patient & Caregiver Support

A free patient and caregiver support program will be offered by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound on the last Tuesday of the month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the Medical Oncology Conference Room located on Level 3 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care adjacent to St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

The program is open to all cancer patients and survivors along with their caregivers including family and friends.       

The program will feature an open discussion where participants can share concerns, express emotions and talk about coping with the stress associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment.  The group is lead by a licensed clinical therapist and oncology nurse. 

No reservations required and parking is free with a validated ticket. 

For more information, call the SWIM line at 203-576-6158 or email tmclaugh@stvincents.org

To view our full listing of health and wellness events offered here at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, please visit us online: www.stvincents.org/community-wellness/events 

St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound:  St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound is a charitable, grass roots organization run by St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation. For 21 years, the SWIM has had a unique niche, providing cancer education, screening and prevention programs at low- or no-cost for the elderly and underserved. In addition, the SWIM helps individual cancer patients on a case-by-case basis with specific needs, such as the funding of wigs and prostheses, medication assistance, free transportation to treatments and appointments, day-care scholarships, support groups and more. The charity raises funds through events such as the SWIM Marathon, Breast Cancer Luncheon, Walk/Run for Cancer and Prostate Cancer Celebrity Dinner. Wherever possible, the SWIM covers costs and expenses of events through corporate sponsorships, and staffing overhead is covered by the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation. The SWIM’s main area of reach is eastern Fairfield County, but outreach programs extend to other areas of Connecticut with the SWIM’s Hartford Chapter and annual fund raisers for New Haven County, as well as support for Connecticut’s first responders and correction officers with cancer. The SWIM’s Teen SmokeStoppers program has reached 100,000 children throughout the entire state to date. The SWIM raised $2.65 million in the 2008 fiscal year and helps more than 20,000 people annually. For more information, contact the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation at (203) 576-5451 or visit www.swimacrossthesound.org.


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