Support Groups

APPENDIX C: Virginia Prostate Cancer Coalition Resource Guide
Revised May 2009

Prostate cancer education and support groups are a great source of information. You can gain knowledge from presentations made by medical professionals or support from listening to a survivor’s own experience. Some meetings are designed for survivors only and others may include families and loved ones.

Support groups may be a Man to Man group, an UsTOO group, or independent.  Man to Man groups are associated with the American Cancer Society

UsTOO Groups are part of the international organization: UsToo International, Inc.
5003 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Ph: 630-795-1002
Fax: 630-795-1602

1. Abingdon: Man to Man
Inactive at this time.
Johnston Memorial Hospital
Ph: 276-676-7146
Fax: 276-676-7125
Contact Lisa DeBusk of ACS

2. Alexandria UsTOO
Monthly: 3rd Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
INOVA Alexandria Hospital, Cancer
Center Lounge
4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria
Fred Gersh 703-768-6001

3. Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland:
Malcolm Grow Hospital UsToo
(Inactive at this time.)

4. Arlington, Man to Man, UsTOO
Monthly: Fourth Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Virginia Hospital Center – Cancer Center
1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington
Kathy Dorner 703-558-5555
RADM Mac Showers

5. Bethesda, MD: Man to Man, UsTOO
National Naval Medical Center
(Inactive at this time.)
Carol J. Noggle

6. Bethesda, MD: Suburban Hospital
Monthly: 3rd Monday 6:30 – 8:30
Auditorium (Lower Level)
8600 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
Ms. Susan Jacobstein, LCSW

7. Charlottesville UsTOO
(Inactive at this time.)

8. Fairfax UsTOO / Man to Man
Monthly (Except Aug, Dec):
2nd Tuesday, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
INOVA Life with Cancer
8411 Pennell St. Falls Church VA 22031
Ed Grove 703-533-8334
Life With Cancer at INOVA
Mr. Gordon Hay Ph: 703-698-2526

9. Fort Belvoir, Fairfax UsTOO
(Inactive at this time.)
DeWitt Army Medical Center

10. Fredericksburg, Stafford County:
Man to Man
Monthly, 4th Friday, 9:30 AM
Cancer Center of Virginia
6105 Health Center Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Ms. Sandy Davis: Ph: 540-786-5274

11. Hampton Man to Man
Monthly: Second Tuesday, 7:00 PM
Sentara Careplex Hospital Cancer
3000 Coliseum Dr. Suite 202
Hampton, VA 23666
Ms. Connie Bush, RN 757-827-2438

12. Hampton “DaVinci Fraternity”
Last Thursdays 6:30 PM
Mike Barroso 757-788-8264
Fred Repasky 757-851-2153

13. Hampton
Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum

Charlie Hill
To raise awareness and provide education regarding the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through community and national outreach programs, synergistic communications and an established health alliance with local, regional and national medical organizations and providers.

14. Fishersville, Harrisonburg,
Staunton: Man to Man
3rd Thursdays, except June-August, Dec.
6:00 to 7:30PM
Augusta Medical Center
Tony Bellanca 540-337-4573

15. Lexington: Stonewall Jackson Hospital
Combination Cancer support group
American Cancer Society
Bimonthly: Sept. to May, 2nd Tuesday,
6:00 to 7:30PM
1 Health Circle, Lexington, VA 24450
Ph: 540-458-3300
Jo Josephson

16. Loudoun County: Man to Man
Monthly: 2nd Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Loudon County Senior Center – Cascades
21060 Whitfield Market Place
Sterling, VA 20165-7222
Ms. Karen Archer
INOVA Loudoun Hospital
4403 Riverside Parkway, Ste100
Leesburg, VA 20176

17. Lynchburg Man to Man
Third Tuesday, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Alan B. Pearson Reg Cancer Center
1701 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501 434-200-4522
18. Norfolk UsTOO
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
600 Gresham Place, Norfolk Va
HR Conference Room
3rd Tues 7pm (Except Oct)
Angela Duke
Lewis Bellinger 757-380-0450

19. Onley/Accomack County, Man to Man
Monthly: Third Wednesday, 7-8 PM
Onley United Methodist Church
25642 East Main St, Onley, VA 25642
Carl Ballance
18222 County Rd, PO Box 546
Parksley, VA 23421 757-665-5978

20. Richmond UsTOO
Monthly: 3rd Thursday, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Ridge Baptist Church
1515 East Ridge Road
Richmond, VA 23229
Contact: Dr. Peter Moon
Ph: 804-346-4407

21. Richmond: The Hawthorne Cancer
Resource Center
The Thomas Johns Support Group
(of CJW Johnston-Willis)
Monthly: First Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Monthly: First Tuesday, 11:30 – 1:00 PM
1459 Johnston-Willis Drive
Richmond, VA 23225
Robin P. Yoder, MSW
804-330-2136 Ph: 804-330-2180

22. Roanoke/Salem: Man to Man
3rd Thursdays: September, November,
January, March, May 6:00 to 7:30
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Carilion Rehab Auditorium
2013 S. Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 540-981-7668
Frank Mugavero 540-774-7776

23. Salem/Roanoke: Man to Man
3rd Thursdays: October, December,
February, April 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Lewis-Gale Regional Cancer Center
1900 Electric RD
Salem, VA 24153 540-776-4160
2840 Electric Rd., Suite 106A
Roanoke, VA 24018

24. Smith Mt Lake Man to Man
2nd Wednesdays 6 -7:00 PM
Trinity Ecumenical Parish
40 Lakemount Dr, Moneta VA
Ron Miller: 540-297-4424

25. Suffolk: Man to Man
4th Tuesdays; 6 to 8:00 PM
Sentara Obici Hospital
2800 Godwin Blvd.
Suffolk VA 23434
Call: 757-934-4628
Facilitator: Kay Culpepper, RN

26. Virginia Beach: Man to Man
Monthly: 3rd Thursday, 6:30 PM
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
Health Education Center
1060 First Colonial,
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Ms. Helen Mansfield, RN, OCN
Cancer Resource Center

27. Washington, D.C.:
George Washington University
Hospital UsTOO
Monthly: 2nd Saturday, 10:00 – 12:00
Ross Hall, Room 105
2300 Eye St. NW @ Foggy Bottom
Metro, Washington, DC
Ted Billings, LSW (202) 232-2001

28. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown
University Hospital
Contact Urology Clinic 202-444-4922
3800 Reservoir Road
Washington, DC 20007
Ph: 202-784-2000

29. Washington, D.C.: Howard
University Medical Center
S.E.E.D.S. Cancer Support Group
Meets monthly on every 4th Tuesday from 10:00 am – 11:30 am, HU Cancer Center,
Cancer Center Library, Rm 209
Kimberly Higginbotham , MPT 202-865-4655
Teletia R. Taylor, PhD 202-806-4199
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20060

30. Washington, D.C.: Providence Hospital
1150 Varnum St. NE.
Washington, DC 20017
Contact: William Richie Wellness
Institute – Prostate Program
(202) 269-7795

31. Washington, D.C.: Sibley Memorial
General Cancer Support Group
5255 Loughboro Rd, NW
Washington DC 20016-2695
Ph: 202-243-2274
Beth Batdorf, LICSW

32. Washington D.C. WRAMC UsTOO
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Monthly: 2nd Wednesday 1:30 to 3 PM
2nd Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 PM
Center for Prostate Disease Research
5th floor, Ward 56
Ms Jane Hudak,RN 202-782-3501
Quarterly Meeting with Speaker
First Wednesday: Feb, May, August,
November; 7 to 8:30 PM
2nd floor, Joel Auditorium
Vin McDonald 703-643-2658

33. Williamsburg Man to Man
(Inactive at this time.)

34. Winchester Man to Man
First Tuesday 7 – 9PM
Wellspring 540-536-4981
525 Amherst Street
Ellen Yoder, RN
ACS: 540-667-2315

35. Woodbridge, Lake Ridge: UsTOO
Westminster Retirement Community
Bimonthly 3rd Saturday, 10 to noon
Advanced PCa group: 2nd Tuesday: 11AM
Dick Gillespie 703-497-0628

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