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Women of Hope is a group of caring and compassionate individuals who desire to help educate, promote awareness, and provide hope for individuals and families coping with and dealing with the affects of breast cancer.
Our mission is to educate, promote awareness, and provide hope and encouragement for families coping with breast cancer. Hope is the assurance that one day we will be able to live cancer free!
Women of Hope was founded in 2006 by Maria Ashmore, a breast cancer survivor and 2007 Susan G. Komen “Local Hero” of Montgomery.
WOMEN of HOPE breast cancer support groups help breast cancer patients and their care givers in all stages of breast cancer. Our focus is on coping with diagnosis, treatment and enjoying life after cancer. Bring your family and friends to our free monthly support group meetings. Learn from guest speakers who are doctors, nurses and cancer survivors. Come and meet people who have been cancer survivors for many years.
A noted researcher did a ten year study on the effect that participation in support groups like "WOMEN of HOPE" had on cancer patients:
When compared to people who were not in groups, the people who participated in the support groups "showed significantly lower depression, fatigue, confusion and total mood disturbance as well as higher vigor."
The study showed that support groups had a beneficial effect on length of life for cancer patients who participated.