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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 2:40 pm | Updated: 4:19 pm, Thu May 15, 2014.

Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT) has opened its first Plano-based clubhouse. The new location is the third clubhouse within the 19 counties CSCNT serves in North Texas.

The new clubhouse, in a newly renovated space of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, opened its doors to cancer patients and their families April 1. The new clubhouse, located at 6300 W. Parker Road MOB 2, Suite 129, at the intersection of Parker and Midway.

Support groups and events are underway, and the staff has already started giving informational tours. The clubhouse will have its official grand opening party and ribbon cutting June 26.

“By adding new locations, we hope to make it easier for people to have access to our comprehensive program of support," said Mirchelle Louis, CEO. "As our reach continues to grow, so will our impact.  Cancer support looks different to each person living with it and with our robust program of support, we have something to offer everyone. We are confronting cancer head on and encourage you to join us in the fight.” 

For more than 10 years, Cancer Support Community North Texas has provided its members with fun events, support and networking groups, individual counseling, health and fitness related classes and so much more, free of charge. Building the Plano clubhouse allows CSCNT to serve more North Texas neighbors and increase its area of impact. The Plano clubhouse will offer everything from a breast cancer networking group to Zumba classes.

Other activities scheduled for the new clubhouse include wellness groups, bereavement support and programs for children and teens.  Examples of what the Plano clubhouse will offer include healthy living seminars with topics on cooking and nutrition, cancer-specific groups that focus on everything from brain to breast cancer, workshops on insider tips from oncology professionals, health insurance seminars and beauty workshops.

“I am very excited to know about Cancer Support Community coming to our area," said Betty Bell Muns. "I’ve learned about all the wonderful programs available to persons with cancer. My mother and my grandmother both had breast cancer, and I saw how difficult it was to get the support they needed. This clubhouse provides people with comprehensive programs and support all in one place. I look forward to seeing more Cancer Support Communities, and am so glad to have the CSCNT in my city. I am in the fight."

Mike Evans, hospital president, said the clubhouse is a welcome addition to Texas Health Plano.

"They are an excellent addition to the oncology services that we currently offer the Collin County community,” he said. “The social and emotional support programs that they offer are evidence-based, and provide an extension of care beyond the treatment phase.”

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