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What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?

What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?

July 28th – August 1st

Municipality of Anchorage Area

Monday,July 28thOpen Studio. Come to Open Studio Mondays in July to finish your art projects or start a new one with skills you have learned in class. For all skill levels. Providence Cancer Center,Art Venture,3851 Piper Street U120, 10:00-11:30.

Tuesday,July 29thThe Tool Box. A cancer support group for individuals newly diagnosed with any type and stage of cancer. Meets the last Tuesday of each month in the Cancer Center at Alaska Regional Hospital. Building C,suite 414. 11am. For more information,please contact the Cancer Center at 264-1431.

 Tuesday,July 29thUS 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 Tuesday,11am. Starbucks in the Aurora Village Carrs on Northern Lights and Minnesota. Your coffee will be on US Too! Dave Jaeger 333-8624.

Tuesday,July 29thLook Good,Feel Better. Look Good,Feel Better teaches women how to cope with the appearance related side-effects of treatment. Taught by professional cosmetologists,this program is open to all women undergoing cancer treatment,and it’s free. 6pm-8pm at Providence Cancer Center,U Tower 2nd floor. To register,call Kim Doyle at 212-6870.

 Tuesday,July 29thAmerican 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

Wednesday,July 30th: Yoga in the Park. Join the Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition for yoga in the park from 6-7 pm @ Delaney Park Strip (9th and I).

Wednesday,July 30thMixed Media on Canvas. Join local artist Yuliya Helgesen as she teaches you how to create beautiful works using acrylics,homemade clay,and glaze on canvas. Learn how to combine these to make your art pop off the canvas. If you are interested in attending,please email me at or call 264-1500. Space is limited. Alaska Regional Hospital,Building C,Suite 405,6pm-8pm.

Friday,August 1stWomen 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,

 Forget Me Not Grief Program. Grief Program for children,teens and the adults who love them. 6:30-8:00pm,twice a month at Lake Otis Elementary School. 223-9910,561-5322 or to register (required) or for more info.

 Mat-Su Valley Area

Wednesday,July 30thLoop Group. This group was started by some ladies in the group,to keep socially active and available. Open to anyone touched by cancer. They meet for lunch each Wednesday at Mat-Su Family Restaurant at 2pm,if you’d like to eat lunch before the meeting you can come at 1pm. This is a peer support group with no facilitator.

 Friday,August 1stHealing 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

 Kenai Peninsula Area

Monday,July 28th: 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 at 11:30am –snacks provided. (907) 262-4865.

 Tuesday,July 29th: 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.

Southeast Area

Monday,July 28th: Team Survivor Perseverance Walk/Run Program. Monday walking group focuses on heart rate. Meets at 5:30 p.m. each week from Downtown/Valley Juneau Racquet Clubs. Call Nicki Germain (Downtown) at 907-957-0381 and Sara Peacock (Valley) at 789-7081 for more

Fairbanks/Interior Area

Tuesday,July 29thHealthy Living Lecture Series – Robotic Surgery &Technologic Advances in Surgery. 7 pm,UAF Murie Building Auditorium. Call 474-7021 for any questions.

Tuesday,July 29thGrief Recovery Support Group. Tuesday Evenings,7 pm,Hospice Office Building,2001 Gillam Way. Contact:David Rumph,Hospice Chaplin 458-3090.

Western Alaska-none

Online and Teleconferences

Wednesday,July 30thUpdates in the Treatment of HER2 Positive Breast Cancer. Registrants can listen live over the phone or online as a webcast. 9:30am-10:30am AKST. Register here: