Cancer Support Resources

Women with Cancer Support Group

A support group for all women touched by cancer. The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except during June, July and August) for a presentation. Meeting time varies; watch the calendar for details.

Cost: Free
Referral Needed? No
Contact: FHN Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center
Phone Number: 815-599-7000

Look Good...Feel Better

Founded in 1989, this is an American Cancer Society program supported by corporate donors that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Volunteer beauty professionals lead small groups, usually consisting of 6-10 women, for practical, hands-on experience. Women learn about makeup techniques, skincare, nail care, and options related to hair loss such as wigs, turbans and scarves. This program meets twice per year (watch media for specific dates).

Cost: Free
Referral Needed? No
Contact: FHN Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center
Phone Number: 815-599-7000

Reach for Recovery

Reach for Recovery visits are sponsored by the American Cancer Society and provide self-help support services and information for women who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Each patient receives individual support.

Cost: Free
Referral Needed? No
Contact: American Cancer Society
Phone Number: 800-892-9296

Stephenson County Wig Bank

Highland Community College (HCC) School of Cosmetology students work with individual cancer patients to find the best wig fit and style. Please walk in or call for an appointment. This program is affiliated with the American Cancer Society.

Cost: Free
Referral Needed? No
Contact: HCC Cosmetology Department
Phone Number: 815-599-3544