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Breast Cancer Support Groups

​​​​​​​​​​​Breast canc​er support groups:

Eau Claire — Eau Claire Partner's Breast Cancer Information and Support Group

This group offers regular, free, open lectures to the public. 

Programs are designed for women who have had breast cancer, their families and friends or for anyone with an interest in breast cancer. 

When: The first Thursday of every month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Call 715-839-4387 for more information.​

Eau Claire and Rice Lake  — YANAS (You Are Not Alone, Sister)

A variety of topics, such as coping with chemotherapy side effects, research, technological advances and community resources, are discussed. ​

Meetings are open to anyone interested in attending, and no registration is required. 

YANAS Breast Cancer Support Group is sponsored by Pink Ribbon Advocacy and the Marshfield Clinic.

YANAS Eau Claire Chapter

When: The third Thursday of every month from 5-6:15 p.m.

Where: Jacob's Well Church, 3211 N 50th Ave, Chippewa Falls (exit 92 off of the Hwy 53 bypass between Lake Hallie and Chippewa Falls). Room 216, enter the third double set of doors from the left side of the building.  

Please contact Lori Stress at 715-858-4742. You may also contact Marshfield Clinic Cancer Care at 1-800-839-3956.​​

YANAS Rice Lake Chapter

When: YANAS meets the second Tuesday of each month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 119 West Humbird, in Rice Lake.

Please call Monica Hanvelt, RN, at 715-236-8235 for more information. You may also check out the Pink Ribbon Advocacy Web site at  for more information.​

Marshfield and Wausau/Weston area —  Women Living With Hope Support Group

Providing women affected by breast cancer with informational, emotional and practical support in a comfortable setting.

Marshfield Area Program information

When: The third Monday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Where: ​Hope Lodge in Marshfield, Wisconsin. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at or phone 715-389-3816 (may need to leave message with full name and phone number for a return call).

Wausau / Weston Area Program information

When: Third Monday of each month. 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where: Weston Regional Medical Center, St Francis Conference Room, 3501 Cranberry Blvd, Weston

Directions: Parking Lot #2. Enter in revolving door, right past staircase and the conference room is on the left, just before the Bread Basket.

For more information, please contact Amanda Boreen, RN, CN-BN, CBPN at 715-393-1406 or toll-free at 1-800-847-0016.


Multiple Locations —  Reach To Recovery Support Program

The Reach To Recovery program provides information and support to anyone facing breast cancer through one-on-one contacts with American Cancer Society volunteers.

Reach to Recovery volunteers are breast cancer survivors. We also have male breast cancer survivors as trained volunteers.

​​Reach to Recovery is a state-wide program.

Contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 for further information for patients receiving care at the following locations:

  • Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire
  • Chippewa Center
  • Park Falls Center
  • Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake
  • Ladysmith Center

Contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 for further information for patients receiving care at the following locations:

  • Marshfield Medical Center
  • Marshfield Clinic Cancer Center-Stevens Point
  • Minocqua Center

Reach to recovery is also available at:

  • Wausau Center
  • ​Weston Center​

Contact us for care

If this is a medical emergency, call 911.

Call: 1-866-520-2510

(Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)