'Young survivors' group created

A new group, Susquehanna Valley Young Survivors (SVYS), has been created by area organizations to help support local young adults with cancer.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in partnership with the American Cancer Society, Cancer Care of Central PA, Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger Medical Center started the group, which is open to young adults facing any stage of their cancer journey. Caregivers are welcome.

SVYS will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. the second Friday of every month beginning in April at local establishments. RSVPs are not required, but those interested in the group can contact Dawn Spuesens, health initiatives representative, American Cancer Society Inc., at 884-1027 or Dawn.Spuesens@cancer.org.

SVYS meetings will be held April 12, Bull Run Inn, Lewisburg; May 10, Front Street Station, Northumberland; June 14, BJ's, Selinsgrove; July 12, Bull Run Inn, Lewisburg; Aug. 9, Front Street Station, Northumberland, and Sept. 13, BJ's, Selinsgrove.