Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition

Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition (AYCC) is a group for people who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer and who are young at heart or were diagnosed in their 20’s, 30’s, or 40’s. The group meets for a night out of fun and laughter.

 

Their mission is to provide emotional support and empowerment through building community, improving quality of life, and providing meaningful survivorship to those affected by cancer as a young adult. Their vision is no survivor alone. Learn more at http://www.anchorageyoungcancer.com/

Anchorage Ostomy Support Group

The goal/mission of the Anchorage Ostomy Support Group is to provide support and education to people with ostomies and/or their support people. There are many online resources but this group allows face to face contact with people in our area. We strongly encourage participation by ostomates.

 

This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6pm. Call the Alaska Regional Hospital Cancer Care Center to confirm: 907-231-6314

This online support group for blood cancer patients in Alaska addresses specific issues related to blood cancer diagnoses and provides an opportunity for
patients to discuss concerns, anxieties, and feelings related to illness, treatment and other related issues.

The meetings are designed to provide mutual support and education to members by meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own. They are a resource to support coping in conjunction with your medical treatment.

This group meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 2-3pm online through Zoom. Register at https://www.lls.org/alaska-blood-cancers-support-group

Cancer Connection is a grass-roots, 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.

 

Their mission is to bring together health and wellness resources for people residing in Southeast Alaska, thereby empowering them to make sound decisions and choices with the goal of prolonging their quality of life whether in time of crisis or fulfillment. Learn more at www.cancerconnectionak.org/

This group is for women in the Mat-Su Valley who are recently diagnosed, currently in treatment, or in remission of cancer who want to receive information on upcoming events we have organized for learning everything from how to tie a headscarf, drawing on eyebrows, meditation, healthy living, receiving free items from cancer foundations, support and just to have fun!

 

Our amazing team includes many volunteers committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Learn more at www.facebook.com/JUGS4CANCERSUPPORT/

The Interior Alaska Cancer Association is a nonprofit organization which helps cancer patients and their families and educates the community about cancer-related issues.

 

They are here to help physicians and survivors in the Interior fight cancer. They provide support groups, financial assistance, and resource guidance for those who have cancer. Learn more at www.interioralaskacancer.org

Gynecologic cancers claim the lives of thousands of women each year. Let Every Woman Know supports those living with gynecologic cancers through programs and events provided specifically for Alaskan women.

 

Learn more at www.leteverywomanknow.org

Power of Hope Cancer Education & Social Group

When cancer touches your life, or that of a loved one, we know how important it is to have a network of friends to help. The Power of Hope Cancer Education and Social Group is a place where you can find support and discover healthy ways to manage living with, and surviving, cancer.

 

Call Health Education at 907-729-2689.

Us TOO is a local men’s cancer support group, promoting education and information. You will have an opportunity to meet and talk with other men in your community who are living with prostate cancer and related diseases.

Us TOO helps men and their families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection and related side effects. Us TOO does not provide medical advice or referrals. This support group will change your life. Please join! If you have not received a tool kit from your provider, contact Us TOO.

 

Learn more at www.ustooak.com

Women Listen, Inc. is a group of local women dedicated to the mission of supporting women living with cancer by sharing information, offering emotional support and practical ideas, advocating for people with cancer, and connecting women in meaningful ways.

 

Our mission is represented in our name, Women LISTEN, which stands for: Laugh, Inform, Support, Talk, Empower and Network. 

 

This group has an online support group that meets Friday mornings from 10-11:30am.

Learn more at www.womenlisten.org