Celebrate For Life - PGICA

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Celebrate Life is dedicated to the support of all women who have or have had cancer. Our members come from all over the area and all walks of life. Some ladies are recently diagnosed and others have been survivors for several years. There is always something to share and, most of the time, there is a guest speaker. We follow our meetings with lunch at one of the local restaurants.

Celebrate Life meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association. For further information, please contact Jill Brown, 914-637-7825 or Sara Benson, 941-575-6765. The next meeting: on March 6 will feature Guest Speaker Dr. John Rioux, General Surgeon.


Celebrate Life Ladies Cancer Support Group was started in 2000 when Peggy Megiel, a triple cancer survivor, realized the need for a women’s cancer support group in our area. Peggy, along with two other women were at the first meeting.

Jill Brown & Peggy Megiel You are invited to join us for sharing information, support and guest speakers. The group of over 50 women tell their stories of diagnoses, treatment, tears, laughter, hope and survival. We give each other support along with sharing educational and medical information. We are not affiliated with any organization and there are no membership dues.

We have speakers at many of our meetings; of course there are one or two meetings where we have a chance to get to know one another and share our experiences. Our speakers are from all areas of the medical, adjuvant and support fields. Survivors Lap at Relay For LifeWe have enjoyed hearing Dr. Eric Lubiner- Florida Cancer Specialists; Dr. Margo Rocca-Radiologist; Dr John Rioux-General Surgery; Debra Grubb-Acupuncture; Dr. Jonelle McDowell-Dermatologist; Dr R.D. Ball-Pain Management and many more guests, who have educated, supported and given us hope.