BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

The following free programs will be held at Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit www.havenofnova.org.

* Widow and widower bereavement support group, 2-3:30 p.m. today.

* Suicide survivors bereavement support group, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday.

* General bereavement support group, 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday.

EDUCATIONAL/SELF-HELP

The following programs are held at Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Advance registration required. 703-208-5623.

* Children's educational support program, for ages 5-12 to learn about cancer and find ways to manage the emotions and changes that come when someone in the family has cancer, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, July 7-28.

* Teens' meet and eat, for ages 13-18 who have a family member with cancer to eat, hang out and talk about concerns, changes and feelings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Caregivers meeting, a Life With Cancer group for family members to discuss coping strategies, support, information related to cancer and its treatment and more, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Inova Fairfax Woman's Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Advance registration required. 703-698-2841.

SUPPORT GROUPS

The following free support groups are held at Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Advance registration required. 703-698-2841.

* Melanoma group, 7-8:30 p.m. today.

* Brain tumor group, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

* Can Survive, a general, patient-led cancer support group, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Life With Cancer Family Center offers the following breast cancer groups. Advance registration required. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

* Young women with breast cancer, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Cancer Center waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria.

* Monthly group, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sunrise Assisted Living at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax.

* Semimonthly group, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday and July 21, Inova Fairfax Woman's Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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