Support group aims to help survivors

Starting in the new year, cancer survivors in Sweetwater County will have a new resource — a Cancer Survivorship Support Group.

“We currently in Sweetwater County do not have an active cancer support group,” Kelly Sugihara, a grant manager for Wyoming Cancer Research Services, explained. “My job is to increase cancer screening rights and help cancer survivors throughout my region.”

Sugihara wanted to create a local support group, not only because it fit with her professional mission, but also because the need is personal for her.

“I am a cancer survivor as well, and so it’s a passion of mine t...


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