If you know of a parent going through cancer, tell them about this free new series for the whole family:

Next up in our Facing Cancer Together program is a six-week series for families. This free program, taking place on Mondays, March 4 through April 8, 6 to 8 p.m. in Minneapolis, is designed to provide families with the information and support they need in order to face together the challenges of cancer.

Meeting one night a week for six weeks, the families will break into age-specific groups: parents, teens, children.

In adult groups, parenting skills will be reviewed and parents will learn how to communicate with their children in an age-appropriate way, helping them lead their families through the cancer experience and beyond.

Special programs will help children 5-18 to develop the necessary life skills to confront and manage the daily fear, stress and uncertainty that comes from living with a parent or grandparent with cancer.

Each week’s curriculum has a theme that will guide each night’s group activities: changes, feelings, support, self-care, strengths and reflection.

Dinner will be provided, and childcare is available for children under 5. There is no charge, but we do request reservations. The series takes place Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 8 and 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis.

For more information or to register, contact Janice Haines: jhaines@mnangel.org or 612) 627-9000 Ext. 503.