A breast cancer diagnosis is life-changing. Many people and organizations are ready to help you through your journey. Tap into these resources and find the support you need.
Alaska Cancer Care Alliance
Contact: 907-264-1500, email@example.com
Address: 2801 DeBarr Road, Ste. C-414, Anchorage
Notes: The Alaska Cancer Care Alliance offers a powerful network of hope by aligning patients, providers, agencies and programs, assisting patients and their families to find resources, support and strength to manage their medical challenges.
Alaska Native Medical Center Cancer Support Group
Address: 4315 Diplomacy Dr., Anchorage
Notes: Meetings take place on the first and third Thursday of each month from 2-3 p.m. in Conference Room 1.
Alaska Run for Women
Address: 16th Ave./Sullivan area
Notes: The Alaska Run for Women unites thousands of women from all over Alaska in one of the largest all-women runs in the country. Funds are raised for breast cancer research, education, outreach, prevention and early detection. The race takes place on June 11, 2016, and begins at various starting times.
American Cancer Society
Address: 3851 Piper St., Ste. U240, Anchorage
Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition
Contact: 907-764-8117, firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: This is a group for people who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer who are young at heart or who were diagnosed in their 20s or 30s and want to meet for a night out of fun and laughter.
J. Michael Carroll Cancer Center at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Address:1640 Cowles St., Fairbanks
Notes: In addition to medical services, the cancer center offers a breast cancer support group that is open to cancer survivors and interested individuals. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. in the conference room.
Juneau Cancer Connection
Contact: 907-796-2273, email@example.com
Address: 3325 Hospital Dr., Juneau
Notes: This is a grassroots, nonprofit organization designed to assist people living with cancer, their families and support systems. Cancer Connection sponsors education programs and awareness events with the intent of prevention and early detection of cancer.
Kenai Peninsula Women's Cancer Support Group
Contact: 907-262-4865 ext. 0
Address: 330 Mary Dale Rd., Soldotna
Notes: This support group is for women with any type of cancer, survivors or currently undergoing treatment are invited to attend. Meetings are held at the Soldotna Bible Chapel on the last Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon and healthy snacks provided.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Contact: 907-273-2075, firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: Each Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event provides the opportunity to unite as a community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about the disease and money to help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer by funding groundbreaking breast cancer research, providing free comprehensive information and support, and helping people take steps to reduce their risk of the disease or find it early when it's most treatable. The walk takes place on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. on the Delaney Park Strip.
Address: 603 D St., Anchorage
Notes: Certified prosthesis fitters are specially trained to fit women for all intimate apparel following a mastectomy, lumpectomy or other reconstructive breast surgery.
Petersburg Cancer Support Group
Contact: 907-650-7292, email@example.com
Address: 12 N Nordic Dr., Petersburg
Notes: This is a free, unstructured, anonymous gathering for people impacted by cancer. Meetings are held at the Petersburg Public Library, in the conference room, and take place the first and third Friday of each month at noon.
Contact: 907-222-6285, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 341 East Benson Blvd., between A St. & Denali St., Anchorage
Notes: Meetings are held at The Quilt Tree each Friday from 10-11:30 a.m.
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