There’s a promise of spring in the air, the crocuses are just poking their heads up through the grass, the bees are buzzing about once more and we’re celebrating the near-arrival of spring here in Basel.
We’ve had a bit of a pause from our regular activities at Cancer Support Basel, though please know we are still very much available for support via an email exchange or in a follow-up chat and/or meeting.
Our regular lunches will now take place quarterly, rather than monthly, and the next get-together will be on Friday 17th March. Please let us know by mailing us on email@example.com if you’d like to find out more about the group, and/or join us on that day.
Wishing everyone the joy of warm breezes on the face and delight at the promise of warmer times.
We have had a few meetings since the last one flagged up for January – not that you’d know, as I’ve been out of action a bit and failed to post any meeting dates during winter and spring. We’re now on hols during July and August so won’t meet formally (not that our meetings are formal…) but we will get together again on Friday 16th September.
If you’re new to the group and would like more information on meetings, or if there’s anything else you’d like to discuss or ask about, please send us a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try and supply the necessary info.
Wishing all a good summer and looking forward to seeing as many as possible in September.
Basel’s Christmas market on Barfüsserplatz, copyright Basel Tourismus
It’s the time of year when many people are super-busy, or travelling, or maybe just lying low, staying warm and gathering their strength for whatever lies ahead. For this and many other reasons we won’t have our usual monthly meeting during December.
We will get together in January for our now customary annual New Year’s lunch. The date we have in mind (TBC) is Friday 15th January. Watch this space for more news of this. In February we will be meeting again as usual in a central Basel location.
In the meantime, we would like to wish everyone all the best for Christmas, wherever and with whomever you may be spending it, and continued good wishes for the New Year.
We’ve had a few get-togethers over the summer and into autumn – not that you’d notice, since I failed to post any of our dates. Now’s the time to let you know that our next meeting will be on Friday 27th November at a central location in Basel. We get together over lunch, followed by the meeting proper. If you’re new to the group and would like to join us, just send a mail to email@example.com.
Elderflowers are just coming into bloom this month
Regular visitors to our site will know that we meet roughly once a month in a central location in Basel. This is an opportunity for folks who are affected by cancer – directly or indirectly – to come together to share their thoughts (“how come I got cancer?”), fears (“every time I get a headache/backache/toe ache, I’m sure it’s come back”), concerns (“my husband/wife/daughter/son is finding it hard to cope and I don’t know how to reassure them”), and joys (“my first grandchild was just born”)…
Our next get-together, starting with lunch and then proceeding to the meeting, will be Friday June 12th. If you’d like to join us, please send us a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll fill in all the details.
There’s an interesting and thought-provoking article just out in The Guardian, published in London, by an oncologist who practises in Britain’s National Health Service. It raises important questions about why some people opt for untried, untested ‘therapies’ as against trialled remedies of proven efficacy.
Spring is in the air – at last – and the Basel Cancer Support Group will meet on Friday 13th March at the usual location in town. If you’d like more information on meetings and/or would like to join us, feel free to contact us on email@example.com and we’d be happy to supply more details.