|What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?
May 30th – June 5th
|Happy Memorial Day!
Alaska Cancer Care Alliance will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.
|Municipality of Anchorage Area|
|Tuesday, May 31st: American Cancer Society Support Group. Weekly support group for cancer patients, survivors, family and caregivers. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 7-8:30pm at Wells Fargo Bank. 301 W. Northern Lights, second floor conference room. 258-1937.|
|Wednesday, June 1st: 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.|
|Friday, June 3rd: 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 Alaska Regional Hospital Cancer Center, Building C, Suite 414. All are welcome- Newly Diagnosed to Long Term Survivor. 222-6285, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.womenlisten.org.|
|As Needed: Tool Box. A cancer support group for individuals diagnosed with any type and stage of cancer. At Alaska Regional Hospital Cancer Care Center, Building C, Suite 414. To schedule a session, call 264-1431.|
|As Needed: Planning Ahead. Learn how to complete advanced directives, power of attorney, comfort one, and other important documents. We will explore the above documents and discuss their importance. In addition we will discuss how to be PREPARED for the “unexpected”. At Alaska Regional Hospital Cancer Care Center, Building C, Suite 414. To schedule a session, call 264-1431.|
|Mat-Su Valley Area|
|Kenai Peninsula Area|
|Tuesday, May 31st: 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, May 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, May 31st: Grief Recovery Support Group. Tuesday Evenings, 7 pm, Hospice Office Building, 2001 Gillam Way. Contact: David Rumph, Hospice Chaplin 458-3090.|
|Wednesday, June 1st: 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|
|Tuesday, May 31st: Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer. Part I of Living with Metastatic Prostate Cancer. Registrants can listen live over the phone or online as a webcast. 9:30am AKST. Click the link to register or get more info: http://www.cancercare.org/connect_workshops/528-advances_treatment_metastatic_prostate_cancer_2016-05-31|
|Wednesday, June 1st: Precision Medicine in Breast Cancer. Part III of living with Breast Cancer: Treatment Updates. Registrants can listen live over the phone or online as a webcast. 9:30am AKST. Click the link to register or get more info: http://www.cancercare.org/connect_workshops/532-precision_medicine_breast_cancer_2016-06-01|