University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Breast Cancer Support Groups

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

Breast Cancer Support Groups

LOCATION: Hope Lodge located @ 2500 University Ave SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414, phone 612-379-6352
Contact: Megan Hilton,

Parking: there is a lot in the back of Hope Lodge, there is no charge for parking.

Enter through the back entrance. You will need to sign in and record your car license #.

We have 2 separate support groups that meet @ Hope Lodge on the following dates/ times:

1 ) University Breast Cancer Support Group-

for women, all ages with new diagnosis or history of breast cancer

Times: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 12 noon to 1:30pm, includes light lunch

2019 Dates: Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 21, Jun. 18,

Jul. 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17

2) University Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group-

focus on unique issues of individuals with stage 4 breast cancer

Times: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:00am to 10:30am

2019Dates: Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 7 Jun. 11,

Jul. 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10

Ann Cummings, MSW, LICSW, UMMC Breast Cancer Program, 612-273-2151

Susan Pappas-Varco, RN, UMMC Breast Cancer Program Coordinator, 612-273-6434

The Hope Lodge is located at 2500 University Ave. SE

From the North: Take 35 W south, getting off on University and take a left unto University Ave (east). Take University to 25th Avenue SE, take a right unto 25th, a left on to Delaware. The entrance to the parking lot will be on your immediate left after you turn.

From the South: Take 35 W north to 94 east getting off on the Huron Blvd exit. Take Huron Blvd to Delaware St. SE (right before the Arby's Restaurant) and turn right. The parking lot to the Hope Lodge is immediately to your left after you cross 25th Avenue.

From the East or West: Take 94 towards downtown Minneapolis. Take the Huron Blvd exit. Follow Huron Blvd to Delaware St SE (right before the Arbys restaurant) and turn right. The Hope Lodge parking lot is immediately on the left after crossing 25th Ave SE.

v As the Hope Lodge is a home away from home for people undergoing treatment for cancer please be mindful of privacy and levels of noise as you enter or leave.

v You will be asked to sign in at the front desk. The staff of the Hope Lodge also may ask for your car license number. Please have it available.

v No one except Hope Lodge residents are allowed on the 2nd and 3rd Floors.

v Smoking is prohibited in the building and on the grounds.