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3D Strong Cancer Wellness Group

October 29, 2021

By this time in October, you’ve seen a pink ribbon or two. Pink clothes, pink hair, pink everything is everywhere. The support is on the mainstage this year with national recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming from the White House. But where does that leave you (or someone you know and love) when given a diagnosis of breast cancer?  Where can you receive guidance or a shoulder to cry on?  A shoulder that has felt the weight of those words, “You have cancer.”  A shoulder that isn’t hours away, but here in your county.

Hammond-Henry Hospital is home to the wellness group, 3D Strong.  3D Strong is a program to support cancer patients and survivors making them strong in mind, body and spirt.  Established in 2014, it is lead by Julie Theill, OTR/L, CLT at Hammond-Henry Hospital.  The group is made up of individuals that are on various parts of their cancer journey.  Some are newly diagnosed, others are in treatment, others still are in remission.  But the common thread that binds them together is the diagnosis.  As members, they have all been in different roles.  Sometimes they are the listener; the one to lean on.  Other times that same person becomes the one needing support.  It is an ever-evolving process and program. 

Though 3D Strong has been home to many breast cancer survivors, their doors are open to anyone with any cancer.  Meetings are at various locations, but generally meet in Geneseo on Tuesdays.  Meeting activities are of a wide variety.  For example, past meetings have focused on exercise, crafting and fellowship. If you or someone you know is looking for support close to home, find out more about joining 3D Strong by calling the Hammond-Henry Hospital Rehab Department at 309-944-9150.