Well, I finally heard back from the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center.
Based on the Center's data (we only have access to intake data from persons who utilize the Center), there are quite low numbers of persons with this diagnosis. There are other disease sites with significantly larger numbers that we don't have site-specific support groups for so it's a difficult argument to make. We do offer a general cancer support group which theoretically could include those with colorectal cancer. While it’s not specific to that diagnosis alone, it is inclusive of it. I know this is probably disappointing.
It was also suggested that I look into the Coach to Recovery program through the American Cancer Society. Since I am still < 1 year out of treatment, I am not eligible to be a coach, but that may be something I'm willing to do down the road. Doesn't help us right now, though.
I'm a little disappointed that an organization with the backing of Johns Hopkins, and located in such a diverse and thriving area as Howard County, doesn't have a better way to pull patient data. There's an oncology practice across the hall...they are affiliated with Hopkins. Why are they only using data on patients who self-identify to them? And yes, I did mention that in my reply, but such is the way of the world.