SOURCE: Vital Options International

July 11, 2008 09:05 ET

Media Alert: Take Five XM 155 to Expand Reach of "The Group Room®" Cancer Talk Radio Show

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 11, 2008) - "The Group Room," the nation's only syndicated weekly cancer talk radio show, will simulcast live, Sundays 4-6pm ET, on XM Satellite Radio's Take Five Channel 155 beginning July 13.

Take Five is XM's dynamic talk radio channel that discusses women's lifestyles, current events, and pop culture 24/7. It will be the second XM channel to carry "The Group Room." The show also airs live on XM's TalkRadio Channel 165.

Founded in 1983, Vital Options® is an international not-for-profit cancer communications and advocacy organization, and the first national organization to singularly focus on young adults with cancer before expanding to serve people of all ages with the launch of "The Group Room" in the mid-1990s. Vital Options produces "The Group Room" in association with Premiere Radio Networks and is represented by Take On The Day Productions. Headquartered in Southern California, Vital Options has a European division based in Paris, France.

"The Group Room" is hosted by Selma Schimmel, founder and CEO of Vital Options International and a three-time cancer survivor. The program is also heard on select radio stations throughout the US, podcast, and reaches a global audience with its Internet simulcast. Callers are invited to participate toll-free at 1-800-GRP-ROOM (1-800-477-7666) or e-mail to Toll free phone lines are available in most countries. More information can be found at where past shows are also archived.