Pancreatic Cancer Support Group in Bangor
The Purple Iris foundation is at it again, helping those affected by pancreatic cancer. This time, it's a support group being offered in Bangor.
If you see folks planting a bed of purple iris bulbs in a park or near a public building, it's probably the Purple Iris Foundation, which works to raise awareness of Pancreatic Cancer. President and founder Christina Parrish says she started the group when she was going through treatment for the disease.
"I love flowers and the first time spring came around when I was going through my cancer journey was just spectacular for me. So planting flowers is a way of remembering my friends who have fought with me, and to give back, and hopefully spread some hope, as well."
Parrish says if anyone is interested in having an iris bed at their place of business, school, whatever, they should contact the Purple Iris Foundation. And anyone interested in making a donation should visit the group's website.
Now, the group has found a new way to give back and offer hope. A Pancreatic Cancer support group will meet Tuesday, May 20th, and on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from now on. The support group will meet from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Volunteers of America Building, Miller Square Housing, 315 Harlow Street, in Bangor.
The support group is open to anyone impacted by pancreatic cancer. All they ask in return is that you bring a canned good for the Volunteers of America food pantry.