The Lilies of the Valley Support Group meets monthly on the last Tuesday of the month (if you are a Lilies member, you will get a meeting reminder email about a week before each meeting). Meetings are held at Clearview Cancer Institute, 3601 CCI Drive N.W., Huntsville, Alabama. We meet on the 2nd floor of CCI in the Community Room from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Most of the meetings are for Lilies only since we often discuss matters pertaining to personal, medical matters. But occasionally there will be a speaker on a topic of interest to family members or caregivers. You will be notified in your meeting reminder email if family members or others are invited to attend.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 26, 5:30 pm, 3rd Floor East Room at Clearview Cancer Institute. This will be a special event and Lilies and family members are invited to attend. We will have dinner served sponsored by CCI in honor of September, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
We had a great time at our June support meeting with yoga instructor, Jennifer Cagle, showing us how anyone an do yoga with a few simple adjustments if needed. Jennifer teaches regularly around town at the YMCA and the Huntsville Hospital Wellness Center, so check out one of her regular classes. Yoga has been shown to be beneficial for both the physical and mental (stress, anxiety) aspects of cancer treatment and survivorship.
We enjoyed the March support meeting with Adrienne Dowd, nutritionist, speaking to us about good nutrition during and after cancer treatments. Thank you Adrienne!
During our February meeting, we had a special guest who brought us all a teal “No Worry” stone in honor and memory of her sister who she lost earlier this year to ovarian cancer. It was a special night, and we appreciate her remembering us and her sister.
Our January 31 meeting was Lilies only. Nurse Practitioner Leigh Ann Childress brought us up to date on the latest in ovarian cancer treatments, including some newly approved PARP inhibitors.