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 here.

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 here.

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 here.

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 here.

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 here.

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 here.

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 here.

Women Listen, Inc. is an informal support group for women actively receiving cancer treatments, as well as women who are survivors of any type of cancer. We meet to share concerns and to celebrate successes.

The group meets each week on Fridays from 10:00am-11:30am. Group sessions are currently held via Zoom.

To find Zoom meeting information or to learn more, please reach out to Muff Zelmer at (907) 222-6285 or or visit their website.

Providence Breast Cancer Support Group

Strong communities of support can build better health outcomes. The Providence Cancer Center’s breast cancer support group connects cancer patients with others for shared support, understanding and resources. Each group is facilitated by a Cancer Navigator with the goal of creating a confidential and safe place for all members. Mask coverings are required within the facility and 6ft social distancing will be encouraged.

This group meets in-person at 3851 Piper St, U Tower, First Floor, Suite 120, Anchorage, AK 99508. Meetings are currently held on the third Thursday of each month from 4:00-5:00pm.

Registration is required. Please register here.

Providence Oncology Cooking Class

Join the Providence Cancer Center for a FREE interactive (virtual) cooking class. Learn nutritional and delicious recipes for you and your loved ones throughout the cancer journey. Every participant will receive recipe cards with ingredients and directions before the class. 

This class is held on the first Wednesday of each month from 2:00-3:00pm.

Registration is required. Please register here.

Sitka Cancer Survivor's Society Support Group and Path of Hope Project

The Sitka Cancer Survivor’s Society’s mission is to honor, educate, comfort, and inspire Sitkan individuals and families affected by cancer.

The Society operates monthly support group meetings in Sitka, which are held each month on the third Sunday. Support group meeting notices can be found in the newspaper.

The society also oversees the Path of Hope Project – an outdoor trail in Moller Park designed to uplift, inspire, and honor cancer survivors. The Path of Hope winds through an attractively landscaped portion of the park with benches, plaques, and sculptures intended to inspire and empower members of the community affected by cancer. The Society encourages you to visit the Path of Hope and to return as often as you would like.

To learn more about Sitka Cancer Survivor’s Society, please download this brochure.

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