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Sparrow breast cancer support group celebrates 26 years of ‘survivor sisterhood’

Wednesday, October 7, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
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Date: Oct. 7, 2015

LANSING, MI – Sparrow will honor breast cancer Patients and survivors next week at a celebration of its survivor support group. 

The 26th annual gathering of the Women’s Information Network and Support group will feature motivational speaker Kim Wagner, a stage-3 breast cancer survivor and author of, “Saying Goodbye to the Girls: A Light Look at the Dark Side of Cancer.”

The event will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, at the Clark Conference Center at Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus, 1210 W. Saginaw Street, Lansing.

Guests will hear an inspirational message encouraging survivors to see their lives as a series of everyday celebrations, said Sparrow Breast Health Navigator Sharon Cosgrove, RN, BBA, OCN.

To attend, please RSVP at 517.364.5471 or Friends and family are welcome. Free parking is available.

WINS is a program through Sparrow’s Cancer Center for women and their families or friends who have experienced breast cancer. The goal is to help women navigate the frightening and sometimes lonely waters of breast cancer treatment and survivorship with support, information, humor and compassion, said Cosgrove, WINS coordinator.

“It’s a sisterhood,” she said. “There is no better support than from someone who has been there.”

The group meets on the second Monday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at the Sparrow Professional Building, 1200 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing.

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Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Physicians Health Network, the Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit

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