Cancer Support Groups

Support groups offer patients and family members:

  • Emotional support.
  • An opportunity to learn ways of coping with the uncertainty and changes in their lives.
  • The chance to meet others who face similar issues.
  • Time to explore issues facing all cancer survivors.

Support groups are listed below. Times and locations of meetings may change. Please contact one of the listed parties for the most updated information. If you have further questions, contact each group as listed. 

Genesis Programs:

Quad Cities Brain Tumor Support Group

Date: Third Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Gilda's Club Quad Cities, 1234 E. River Drive, Davenport, Iowa
Facilitators: Gilda's Club Quad Cities
Comments: For anyone affected by a brain tumor to connect and share with others in a similar situation
Cost: Free, snacks provided
Contact: For more information, please call Gilda's Club at 563-326-7504 or toll-free at 877-926-7504
For more information regarding brain tumors you may visit the following sites:  American Brain Tumor Association and the National Brain Tumor Foundation

Quad Cities Breast Cancer Support Group

Date: First Tuesday of each month and third Wednesday of each month
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays; 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays - Bring your own lunch.
Location: Tuesdays - Trinity at Terrace Park, Bettendorf; Wednesdays - Butterworth Center, Moline
Comments: Support and education for breast cancer survivors. Please note sites and times alternate and may change. It is best to call to confirm times and location.
Cost: Free!
Contact: For more information, please call Barb Lynch at 563-332-9041 or Jean Dean at 563-359-0968.

Gilda's Club

Date: Ongoing - Call for Events
Time:

Genesis Medical Center location - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., and Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.; East River Drive - Daily

Location:

Genesis Medical Center West Campus, Pavilion 1, Suite 430 and 1234 East River Drive, Davenport, IA

Comment: Gilda's Club Quad Cities is a cancer support community providing people living with cancer, and all who touch their lives, access to other people going through the same experience. It is through people coming together to share the collective wisdom of their experience that a sense of control begins to develop.  Visit the Gilda's Club website at http://www.gildasclubqc.org/
Contact:

Genesis Medical Center location - 563-421-1917 or the East River Drive location - 563-326-7504 or toll-free - 877-926-7504

Adult Grief Recovery Group

Date: Call for location, times and dates.  Afternoon and evening options.
Time: Call for exact times and dates
Location: Call to confirm location
Contact: Genesis Spiritual Care Department
Comments: The Grief Recovery Group is for adults who are living through grief. It provides a safe and accepting space to share information and explore experiences to find the courage and strength to go on with life.
Cost: Free!
Contact: For more information, please call 563-421-7970

Look Good, Feel Better

Date: Call for reservations
Time: Call for reservations
Location: Offered monthly at Genesis West Campus & Unity Point Trinity-Moline
Contact: Genesis Cancer Care Institute call 563-421-1946; register online for Trinity classes
Comments: A volunteer stylist will assist those in cancer treatment with a complimentary makeover & skin care session.
Cost: Free!
Contact: For more information, please call 563-421-1946

Other Community Support Groups and Services:

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Date: Dates and times vary
Time: Call for current information
Location: Bettendorf Family YMCA, Davenport West Family YMCA, Two Rivers YMCA
Comments:

Tailored to fit the specific needs of adult cancer survivors who would like to improve their quality of life before, during, and after treatment. This 12-week program meets twice per week with certified instructors and personal trainers who have undergone specialized training in the elements of cancer, rehabilitative exercise and supportive cancer care.

Participants in the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program receive a FREE 12-week membership for themselves and their household.      

Cost: Free!
Contact: For more information, call Rennee Schwartz, Group Fitness Director, at 563-359-9622. Also visit the LIVESTRONG YMCA website.

Rick's House of Hope

Date: Call for group times
Time: Call for group times
Location: 5022 Northwest Boulevard, Davenport, IA
Comments:

For youth coping with loss, trauma and change

Cost: Free!
Contact: For more information, call 563-324-9580

Us, Too, Greater Quad City Cancer Support Group (Prostate)

Dates: Third Thursdays except December.  Call Dave & Donna Evans for meeting location
Times: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Contact: For more information, please call Dave & Donna Evans at 309-517-1310, dndevans@qconline.com or via the internet http://www.ustoo.org/.  For local club information, http://www.ustoogqc.org.

Online Support Groups

Association of Cancer Resources Inc. or ACOR.

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