About Our Cancer Support Ministry
The Cancer Support Ministry, started in 1981 by Georgia Photopulos and Fr. George Scoulas, was renamed in Georgia’s memory in 2012. Her spirit of compassionate emotional support, gentle guidance, faith and good humor continue to be the foundation of our group.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. They are open to our parishioners and those of other Orthodox churches, as well as individuals from other denominations.
If you are facing cancer or any major health challenge…
or you’ve reached the other side as a triumphant survivor…
or you’re a caregiver for a loved one fighting a serious illness…
The Georgia Photopulos Cancer Support Ministry has so much to offer you. For men and women – young and “not so young” – it’s an excellent opportunity to:
- SHARE your fears and frustrations, as well as challenges you’re facing, with others who understand. You may have great support from family and friends, but would like to talk with someone uniquely familiar with what
- LEARN coping strategies and tips for dealing with various side effects from surgery, chemotherapy and radiation from others who have already been there.
- LAUGH and find the humor along this journey. We may be dealing with a serious illness, but our gatherings are definitely not “downers”. If you peek into one of our meetings, you’ll see smiling faces and hear laughter more often than not!
- FEEL a sense of community with others who have walked in your shoes. We offer encouragement to members facing new obstacles in their battles and celebrate with those reaching key survivor milestones. Many members have been survivors for several decades!
Cancer Support Resources
Click here to access cancer support resources.
Cancer Support Ministry News and Events
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.
The Georgia Photopulos Cancer Support Ministry Contact Information
For more information, contact co-facilitators Phyllis Perivolidis or Bud Photopulos at SSPP.Cancer.Ministry@gmail.com