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Botsford Cancer Center and Gilda's Club Metro Detroit Partner to Offer Support for People Touched by Cancer

Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 28, 2009)---The Botsford Cancer Center is partnering with Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit to offer support for people living with cancer, their friends and families. Beginning on Tuesday, September 15, Gilda’s Club will hold weekly support groups for all men and women touched with cancer. 
 
Three free programs will be offered each Tuesday at the Botsford Cancer Center located at 27900 Grand River Ave. in Farmington Hills. Participants do not have to be a Botsford Hospital patient to attend. 
 
Wellness Group: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
For adult men and women living with any type of cancer 
 
Family Group: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
For adult family members, caregivers and friends of people living with cancer 
 
Yoga Workshop: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
Anyone touched by cancer is welcome. The instructor can modify movements for varying physical capabilities. 
 
For additional information about the Gilda’s Club support programs at the Botsford Cancer Center, please contact Botsford at (248) 442-0482 or Gilda’s Club at (248) 577-0800. 
 
Gilda's Club Metro Detroit provides free social and emotional support for men, women and children living with cancer, their families and friends. Each month, Gilda’s Club hosts over 150 support and networking groups, education lectures, children and teen activities, workshops and social activities. Gilda’s Club is named in honor of the late comedian and former Detroiter, Gilda Radner. For more information on Gilda’s Club, visit www.gildasclubdetroit.org or call (248) 577-0800.

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond. As one of Beaumont Health's eight hospitals, Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330-bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center, a comprehensive care cancer center and an extensive medical education program---part of Michigan State University's Statewide Campus System. Annually, Botsford cares for about 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of approximately 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and 600 physicians.

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