The following article appeared in the February edition of Elevate AZ

Kim Hensley of Gilbert has found a place where other people truly understand what she’s going through.

Diagnosed with breast cancer and lymphoma, Hensley has been attending support group meetings at Cancer Support Community Arizona since March. She says although her family and friends have been wonderfully helpful as she manages her condition, it’s been extraordinary to discover a place where she can connect with other cancer survivors.

In the past 34 years, the Cancer Support Community Affiliate Network—originally called The Wellness Community—has grown to more than 50 local sites across North America. Based in downtown Phoenix, Cancer Support Community Arizona opened its doors in 1998 and has served more than 10,000 participants, says Hallie Rexer, the organization’s marketing coordinator in Phoenix. In 2015 alone, more than 11,000 people attended a program, which are all provided free of charge in a home-like, community setting.

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