President's Message

Virtual 9/11 Cancer Support Group Hosted By WTCHP Northwell Clinical Center of Excellence & Monter Cancer Center at Northwell Cancer Institute 6/7/2022 at 4pm

June 1, 2022

Dear COBA Members/Retirees/911 Responders:

A 9/11 Cancer Support Group Program is being co-hosted by the World Trade Center Health Program Northwell Clinical Center of Excellence and the Monter Cancer Center at Northwell Cancer Institute. This VIRTUAL program is a free "9/11 Cancer Support Group" and is open to ALL of those in the 9/11 Community affected by cancer (Responder/Survivor/Family). The 9/11 Cancer Support Group will meet on the first Tuesday of each month, with the next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 4pm. Please see below for contact and registration information, as well as information on the topic to be covered. Again, this program is open to all in the 9/11 Community that have been affected by Cancer and not just those assigned to the Northwell CCE. As such, please feel free to share this information (or this email) with others you feel may benefit from the program. Please consult the program contacts for any additional information and how to sign in.

Special Guest Presenter:

Ronald J. Bredow, PT, Co-founder and CEO, NY Physical Therapy & Wellness

Ron will be discussing how physical therapy can help patients with the physical changes resulting from chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Physical therapy is an important part of cancer treatment and maintaining quality of life during and after treatment. It can help patients manage pain, weakness and fatigue.

If you are a 1st responder diagnosed with 9/11 cancer you may feel a tremendous loss of control as you cope with the challenges of managing your illness. To assist you with finding the tools to regain a sense of control over your lives the Northwell WTC Clinical Center of Excellence and Monter Cancer Center at Northwell Cancer Institute will be offering this free virtual “9/11 Cancer Support Group.”

This free monthly meeting will give 1st responders with 9/11 cancer a chance to meet others and share experience, comfort, and support. It will be an opportunity to share information, coping skills and to network. The support group will be devoted to patients with 9/11 cancer.  

“9/11 Cancer Support Group” will meet virtually via Microsoft Teams on the 1st Tuesday of each month. For more information and to pre-register please contact Sharon Daneshgar, LCSW-R, OSW at 516-734-7682 or Georgianne Kraft, LCSW-R at 718-267-2429.

In Unity;

Brian Sullivan, COBA President


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