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What other resources for cancer patients do you recommend? 

HUGS (Helping Us Give Support) in Hancock County is a non-profit cancer support group that provides a confidential atmosphere where cancer patients, family members or cancer survivors can discuss the challenges that accompany cancer with others who may have experienced the same things. HUGS provides emotional, spiritual, medical, financial and social support. The group provides education and information on other support services. Free turbans, $150 gas and pharmacy cards and other forms of financial assistance are available.

When does HUGS in Hancock County meet?

Monthly meetings generally take place the first Tuesday of each month in the boardroom at Memorial Hospital. Call Florine Dixon at to confirm the date and time.

What topics are offered at HUGS in Hancock County meetings?

Disease topics
Treatment options
Nutritional issues
Physical activity
Survivor stories
Financial/Insurance/Legal issues
Emotional issues
Spiritual issues

Who sponsors HUGS in Hancock County?

Memorial Hospital
Hancock County Health Department
Memorial Medical Clinics
Mental Health Centers of Western Illinois
Carthage Ministerial Alliance
Hancock County Fights Cancer

Does HUGS accept donations?

HUGS is a not-for-profit organization that relies solely on memorials and/or donations to provide services. Every dollar received stays in Hancock County.

Donations may be sent to:
Memorial Hospital
P.O. Box 160
Carthage, Illinois 62321

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