ST. CLOUD -- We all know someone who has been affected by cancer, and CentraCare Health is building a new space to make that journey a little easier.

CentraCare will soon get started on building a new 6,500 square-foot Cancer Survivorship Center.

Sonya Wieber is the Section Director of the Coborn Cancer Center. She says this project has been in the works for about ten years.

"It's just been over the course of the last several years we've started to think about this seriously. We needed to get the care team members in place and of course have a dedicated space for all these services to come together."

 

The Cancer Survivorship Center will be built next to the Coborn Cancer Center.

Wieber with the Coborn Cancer Center says the new facility will serve as a connection place to enhance the lives of their patients.

"What we hope with this space and services is that it will help continue that on going healing with patients and their families not just in the physical sense, but emotionally and spiritually as well."

 

Some of the programs the center will offer are support groups, music and art therapy, group fitness classes and integrative therapy.

Wieber says the CentraCare Health Foundation raised over $3-million to cover the cost of the project.

Construction is expected to begin later this month, with the goal to open the new facility this coming summer.