What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?
November 30th – December 6th
Municipality of Anchorage Area
Tuesday, December 1st: American Cancer Society Support Group. Weekly support group for cancer patients, survivors, family and caregivers. Every Tuesday, 7-8:30pm at Wells Fargo Bank. 301 W. Northern Lights, second floor conference room. 258-1937.
Tuesday, December 1st: Gynecologic Cancer Support Group. Let Every Woman Know is offering a regular support group free of charge in a drop-in format. This group is facilitated by a licensed mental health clinician. Please join us! Open to women in all stages of gynecologic cancer diagnosis, treatment, or survivorship. 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, 12-1:30pm, Providence Cancer Center Conference Room 2401, 3851 Piper Street, 2nd Floor, Tower U, Anchorage 99508. For more information please visit www.leteverywomanknow.org or call 263-1009.
Wednesday, December 2nd: US Too Guys Coffee and Shmoozing. Join Anchorage’s prostate and testicular support group in sharing, asking questions or just listening. It’s a great time to get to know one another and spend some time with those that probably know a thing or two about what you are going through. Every Wednesday, 10am. Your coffee will be on US Too! Dave Jaeger 333-8624.
Wednesday, December 2nd: What’s the Stitch? A come-as-you-are, when-you-are-able support group for anyone touched by that “club” no one asks to join: cancer. Come learn a new skill, share your expertise, chat about what ails you, and make new friends! Every Wednesday, 2-4pm. Alaska Regional Hospital Cancer Center, Building C, Suite 414. Call 264-1431 for more information.
Thursday, December 3rd: Alaska Native Medical Center Cancer Support Group. 1st & 3rd Thursday for Native Alaskan’s only at ANMC from 2-3pm. Call 729-1179 to find out location.
Friday, December 4th: Women LISTEN Support Group. Any woman with any type of cancer is invited to attend. Weekly support group meetings every Friday 10—11:30AM at the Quilt Tree. All are welcome- Newly Diagnosed to Long Term Survivor. 222-6285, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.womenlisten.org.
Saturday, December 5th: Yoga Therapy. For cancer caregivers, patients and survivors. Compassionate complementary care for cancer patients and caregivers. Please discuss referral with your doctors, no signed referral is necessary. A release of information between Yoga for Mental Health and your healthcare team may be requested. Billable to insurance for qualified participants. Please schedule intake to determine eligibility and insurance billing @ www.yogamargi.com. 9:30am-10:45am at Yoga for Mental Health headquarters in Anchorage: 101 E 9th Ave. Suite 3A
Saturday, December 4th: THNC Survivor Support & Fellowship Group. Survivors of throat, head, and neck cancer are welcome to join in on this support group that meets the first Saturday of each month at Barnes & Noble’s coffee shop on E. Northern Lights Blvd. For any questions, call Liz 350-2165.
Mat-Su Valley Area
Friday, December 4th: Healing Yoga on Fridays: A gentle Immune-Restorative Class complimented with restful poses and Yogic breathing for relaxation. Poses/Asanas are gentle, compassionate, and are done in a chair. Registration necessary. Donation. No one will be turned away! 10:30-11:45a.m. 280 N. Main Street, Wasilla, 99654 Located below Cederholm Insurance. Register with Linda at 373-9644 or email email@example.com://anjaliyogaroom.com/.
Kenai Peninsula Area
Monday, November 30th: Kenai Peninsula Women’s Cancer Support Group. Support group for women with any type of cancer, survivors or currently undergoing treatment who promotes emotional and spiritual well-being. Meets every last Monday of the month- snacks provided. 11:30am-12:30pm. Soldotna Bible Chapel (330 Marydale Rd.) (907) 262-4865.
Tuesday, December 1st: Coffee with Don. Meet with fellow prostate cancer survivors to go over any new information/resources that have been encountered, talk about how to help anyone who has contacted the Kenai Peninsula Prostate Cancer Support Group and just have fellowship and support. Available to anyone (look for blue PC baseball hats). Every Tuesday at 11am. Kenai Safeway Store in Kenai, AK. 283-9206.
Monday, November 30th: Team Survivor Perseverance Walk/Run Program. This walking group focuses on heart rate. Meets on Mondays at 10:00am and Wednesdays at 5:15pm at Diamond Field House (until Spring) to walk indoors. There is also a yoga class on Saturdays at 10:00am. Call Sara Peacock (Valley) at 789-7081 or the team survivor line at 364-4663 for more information. www.teamsurvivorak.org.
Tuesday, December 1st: Grief Recovery Support Group. Tuesday Evenings, 7 pm, Hospice Office Building, 2001 Gillam Way. Contact: David Rumph, Hospice Chaplin 458-3090.
Wednesday, December 2nd: Interior Alaska Cancer Support Group. This group concentrates on general support and assistance in dealing with specific cancers. The group meets twice monthly on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Cancer Treatment Center boardroom at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. 7pm. 374-0974 or www.interioralaskacancer.org for more info.
Online and Teleconferences
Wednesday, December 2nd: Twitter Chat. #LBBCChat: Now What? Making Treatment Decisions After Diagnosis. 4pm AKT. More information here: http://www.lbbc.org/programs-events/lbbcchat-now-what-making-treatment-decisions-after-diagnosis
Friday, December 4th: Update on Thyroid Cancer. Registrants can listen live over the phone or online as a webcast. 9:30am AKT. More info and registration here: http://www.cancercare.org/connect_workshops/487-update_on_thyroid_cancer_2015-12-04