Neuro-oncology Support Group
About our Program:
The BEAT Brain Tumor Education and Therapy Support Group goal is to educate, support and connect families whose children are diagnosed with brain or spinal cord tumors. This program is available to all pediatric brain or spinal cord tumor patients and their families throughout the region, regardless of where the child is receiving medical care.
BEAT offers separate educational sessions for parents and teen patients/survivors. Guest speakers present information about treatment and long-term survival issues.
A licensed counselor facilitates the separate support groups for parents and teen patients/survivors. Younger patients/survivors and siblings have activities designed especially for them by an Art therapist, Music Therapist, Child Life Therapist, or other staff member.
BEAT Support Group meets six times during the year on Saturdays from 11:00 to 1:30 to provide families an opportunity to meet and connect. Parking is free. The next scheduled meetings are:
Support Group Dates 2013:
May 18, 2013 Resource Fair Picnic at Tower Grove Park (**save the date**)
July 20, 2013
September 14, 2013
October 2013 Parents’ Night Out - Date to be announced
November 9, 2013
Upcoming Group Information:
BEAT (Brain tumor Education And Therapy) Resource Fair and Picnic
Date: Saturday, May 18th
12:00-lunch is served
Location: Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, MO-The Turkish Pavilion
Over 20 national and local organizations that provide services and education to pediatric brain tumor patients/survivors and families represented.
There will be fun-filled activities for the entire family: awesome games, Clown Docs, Face Painting, and Touch Dogs!
Entertainment: juggling, magic, and stilt walking
Great food and refreshments will be provided!
Bring your blankets and chairs
Free B.E.A.T. tote bags will be provided for the first 70 families attending
To register: Telephone Moroline Whittington at 314-454-5196 or email email@example.com. RSVP by Friday, May 10th with the name and number of each person attending as well as a contact number in case of inclement weather
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