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The Cancer Wellness Center, which offers cancer patients and their loved ones access to education, encouragement and advocacy in a supportive environment, is offering its Cancer Coach Program for those facing a cancer diagnosis. For more information, call 694-1395.

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Gilda's Club WNY, 1140 Delaware Ave., offers support groups, workshops and social activities for anyone touched by cancer. For information, visit www.gildasclubwyn.org or call 332-5900. New member meetings are held at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

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Moving Forward, a new support group for amputees, begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital's community room on the first floor. It will meet monthly and feature guest speakers and resources for amputees and their families. Kenmore resident Kevin Degnan, who suffered his own limb loss, is spearheading the group. For information, call 447-6205.

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Pet Heaven Funeral Home, 3614 N. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park, will host a pet loss support group meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Call 662-5677 for information.

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Support groups, and phone numbers to call for information include: anxiety self-help, 11 a.m. today, participants must be chem-free and refrain from using scented items while in the building, WNYIL, 3108 Main St., 836-0822, Ext. 118; S-6 Meeting Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls, 278-4604 or 433-3780; Gam-Anon, for family and friends of gamblers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, Amherst, 254-4941; Reformers Unanimous faith-based addictions program, 7 p.m. Friday, Hedstrom Baptist Church, 55 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, 818-1012; Alcoholics Anonymous First Step, 8 p.m. Friday, auditorium, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 278-4569; Alcoholics Anonymous International Group, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 278-4569; Narcotics Anonymous, 5 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 278-4569.

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