Support groups

July 30, 2007

Al-Anon/Alateen groups

Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., area. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by a family member's or friend's drinking. Call 301-663-6626.

Leukemia and lymphoma

John R. Marsh Cancer Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Maryland chapter, co-sponsor a support group for patients and families affected by blood cancer. Open to those affected by leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, MDS or myeloma. Meetings are held at John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown. Call 301-665-4650.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Maryland 77

Today, weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30, meeting at 9:30, First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call Donna, 301-223-8143.



WILLIAMSPORT - Chapter 454; Tuesday, July 31, weigh-in at 10:15 a.m., meeting at 11, Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739.

Divorce recovery support

HALFWAY - Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Church. This is a nondenominational group that welcomes all who are separated, divorced or in the process of a divorce. Call 301-991-4550 or 301-223-8909.

Labor of Love

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Pangborn Hall, Room 124, Hagerstown. Open to anyone who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. Call 301-739-3863 or 301-739-2439.

TOPS Md. 449

Wednesday, Aug. 1, weigh-in at 11 a.m., meeting at 11:30 a.m., Hagerstown YMCA. The topic will be from TOPS book "The Choice is Mine." Call Carol Bachtell, 301-824-7683.

TOPS Md. 462

SMITHSBURG - Thursday, Aug. 2, weigh-in at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 5:45, Smithsburg Branch Library, 66 W. Water St. Call Ola McPherson, 301-824-7650 or Dale Higgins, 301-416-0518.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Aug. 2, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Call Claudia, 301-293-2243.

Breast-feeding support

Friday, Aug. 3, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Pangborn Hall, Room 124, Hagerstown. Free support group for women who are planning to breast-feed or who are breast-feeding. Call 301-790-8530.

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