Cancer fighters meet for coffee

A group of Valley residents who have survived cancer, or are continuing to battle the disease, are finding solidarity in a monthly coffee get together.

About a dozen cancer-experienced locals meet at 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at the Sawdust Coffee Company at the Factory Stores at North Bend.

Participant Lisa Newell said the informal get-togethers are a way for people who are dealing with cancer to talk to others who have gone through similar experiences.

"You look at everything differently," Newell said.

The coffee group is forming a team for this summer's Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life. They will be called "Team Survivor"

To learn more about the coffee meetings, e-mail Newell at

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