Helping People Take Control
People with chronic conditions can better manage their health and improve their lives with the education and connections they gain through support groups. We host groups for people with:
Our programs are geared toward asthma education and management, including asthma camps for children, school programs to educate children and teachers about asthma, and the Better Breathers Club for adults with asthma, emphysema and other breathing disorders. View Classes & Events.
Our free cardiac support group welcomes patients and caregivers dealing with heart disease. View Classes & Events.
This free program for patients and caregivers dealing with all types of cancer meets at the Keyserling Cancer Center on the first Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. For more information call Peggy Hitchcox at 843-522-7807.
Cancer Support – WISH: Women In Search of Help
This free program for women who have been newly diagnosed with breast cancer offers a small group setting. Meetings are held the third Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Keyserling Cancer Center’s John and Nancy Echlin Library, 1680 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, S.C. Call Gabriela Failing at 843-522-5897 for more information.
Cancer Support – The Paula Williams Memorial Breast Cancer Support Group
This free program provides cancer-related education and support for women. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon in Beaufort Medical Plaza Classroom 350-C. Lunch is provided; however, reservations are required. Please call Dixie Slichter 843-522-5570 for more information.
Cancer Support – Look Good, Feel Better
Beaufort Memorial Hospital partners with the American Cancer Society to offer this free program to women undergoing cancer treatment. Reservations are required. To order your free makeup kit, call Dixie Slichter at 843-522-5570 or contact Brittany Reid, American Cancer Society Lowcountry community manager, at 678-467-6879 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Support – Alala: A Unique Boutique for Today’s Survivor
Alala’s certified professionals offer postsurgical support and services including mastectomy bras, swimsuits, medical-grade wigs, camis, lymphedema garments, pumps, radiation deodorants and lotions. Currently seeing patients by appointment only in the Beaufort Medical Plaza, 989 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 803-569-4373 or go to the website.
Pulmonary Disease Support – Better Breathers Club
A support group for those with lung disease or disorders, this is for anyone with a pulmonary disease. Family, friends and caregivers are also welcome. Call Toni Rehkop at 843-522-5830 for more information.
Stroke Survivors Support Group
This support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers meets the second Wednesday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Keyserling Cancer Center’s John and Nancy Echlin Library, 1680 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, S.C. For more information contact Jessica Kurpis at 843-522-5593 or Kathy Campbell at 843-522-7445.