As the Canadian Cancer Society in Sudbury continues to fundraise as part of April's Daffodil Month, a support group for women is opening its arms to new members.

The group is called The Sisterhood of Hope and was founded by two-time cancer survivor Anne Marie Muraska in 2009.

Muraska said the group has meant more to her than she thought it would.

"The respect and the love and the fun that I've had with these women has really given me courage and hope no matter what goes on," she said.

"It's really nice that you have someone who understands it and who will come and help you out and just lend an ear and talk to you."

'Your life is completely different'

Muraska said the group has more than a dozen members right now between the ages of 40 to 75.

She said group members help one another alleviate some of the concerns that can come with cancer.

"Losing your hair is a fear, knowing where to go to get prostheses, and knowing where to get wigs," Muraska  said.

"There's a whole range of things, and your life is completely different when you have cancer. So I thought, as a woman, I could really help other women."

Muraska said many of the women remain as members of the group, even after their cancer has gone into remission.

The Sisterhood of Hope meets the second Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Canadian Cancer Society in Sudbury.