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.
The support group will reassemble on Friday 13th February at a central location in Basel. Please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join us for lunch or a hot drink and some like-minded company. Looking forward to seeing you.