Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB), a special support group for children ages 6 to 12, was developed by the Children’s Treehouse Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing emotional support for children who have a primary caregiver with cancer.

The CLIMB support group offers six weekly two-hour meetings, during which conversation and expressive arts are used to help provide emotional release, relaxation and peace to each child. 

Children bond very quickly with other children going through a similar experience. They learn that being sad, frightened and even angry is a part of this family trial. The support group helps children to moderate their feelings without feeling overwhelmed. Primary caregivers will also have the opportunity to attend a separate support group simultaneously. Together in a nurturing environment they will learn ways to promote healthy communication within their family.

The group will meet on Tuesdays for six consecutive weeks from April 12th through May 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (light dinner is served prior to each session) at Chandler Regional Medical Center, Cancer Center in the Morrison Building, 1875 W. Frey Road in Chandler. The cost is free. 

MS Phoenix

walk to host barbecue picnic

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society 2011 Phoenix walk will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5.  The walk committee is hosting a kick-off barbecue picnic on Saturday, April 9 from noon to 3 p.m. at Desert Breeze Park located at Acacia Pavilion, south side, 660 N. Desert Breeze Blvd., in Chandler. 

For more information or to RSVP, contact Lisa Cleary at (480) 968-2488, ext. 228 or email at Lisa.Cleary@nmss.org. 

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