Our Support Groups

A Breath of Hope offers support groups in our Minnetonka office. There is a specific group for survivors, as well as one for those who are grieving a loved one lost to lung cancer. Each group offers opportunities for learning, discussion and support and is led by professional, certified facilitators.

Grief Group:

Grief groups will meet every other month from 6-8 p.m. in our offices. Each meeting will start with a one-hour large group session focused on a specific topic and led by a professional on that topic. The large group session will be followed by one-hour small group sessions for discussion about the topic and a chance for men, women, and adult children to talk about their own journeys and challenges. The small groups offer a more intimate place for personal discussions among those grieving for a loved one.

2020 Meeting Dates:
(RSVP preferred at ambassador@abreathofhope.org or 952-405-9201.)

  • January 9: Kelly Grosklags
  • March 5: Jane Witlock “Finding Ways to Nurture Your Grief”
  • May 
  • July 
  • September 1
  • November 2: “Remembrance Ceremony and Vigil”

Women’s Survivor Group: 

For women who have been diagnosed with lung cancer to meet with others who understand their journey and challenges. This group meets monthly from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Questions and RSVPs can be directed to ambassador@abreathofhope.org or 952-405-9201.

2020 Meeting Dates:

  • January 20: Gentle and Restorative Yoga, Spirit of the Lake Wellness
  • February 17: Niki Cohen, How & When to Eat
  • March 16: {BONUS} Spring Event at SuNu Wellness
  • March 21: The March Women’s Lung Cancer Survivor Group will take place after the Women’s Wellness Tea 
  • April 20: Sarah Barts, Nutrition 
  • May 18: Maria Rafdal, Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • June 15: Round Robin/Group Sharing
  • July 20: TBD
  • August 17: Round Robin/Group Sharing
  • September 21: TBD
  • October 19: TBD
  • November 16: Round Robin/Group Sharing 
  • December 21: Holiday party with a cookie exchange – come hungry!

Additional Resources/Groups: A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation supports local lung cancer groups in the Twin Cities and offers information on cancer support groups open to all cancer patients and their families.