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What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?



What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?

April 14th – 20th

Municipality of Anchorage Area

Tuesday,April 15th: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 Tuesday,11am. Starbucks in the Aurora Village Carrs on Northern Lights and Minnesota. or 250-6878.

Tuesday,April 15th:ArtVenture Silk Scarf Painting. 4:00 PM –5:30 PM Special guest artist,Gina Murrow from Alaska Art Experience,will lead us on a journey of painting our own silk scarfs with colors to inspire and encourage. Each participant leaves with their own beautiful,hand-painted silk scarf to wear out the door. Sign up quick space is limited. Call Kim Doyle,212-6870 to register.

Tuesday,April 15th: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

Wednesday,April 16th:Lymphedema Education Class. Learn about lymphedema,your risks and prevention/treatment. Providence Cancer Center,2nd Floor. 1-2pm. 212-6872.

Wednesday,April 16th:I Can Cope:Nutrition During Cancer Treatment. The Providence Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society brings you this cooking series. Providence BP Cancer Resource Center Artventure room,1st floor. 2-3:30pm. 212-6870 to RSVP.

Wednesday,April 16th:Encaustics 101. Introducing the basics of encaustic working with hot beeswax and pigments. Each week they will show you different techniques. You will have the opportunity to work on projects in your own vision. If you are interested in attending this beta session,please email me at Space is limited. Alaska Regional Hospital,Building C,Suite 405,6pm-8pm

Thursday,April 17th: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,April 18th: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 Natural Pantry in the University Mall on Old Seward Hwy. All are welcome- Newly Diagnosed to Long Term Survivor. 222-6285, or

Friday,April 18th:Breast Cancer Focus Alaska 22nd Annual Luncheon &Seminars. Dena’ina Civic &Convention Center. Silent auction,11am;lunch &keynote speaker,Noon;educational seminars,1:30-3:30pm. Table (seats 10) $400,individual seats $40. For reservations visit Reservation deadline is April 11th.

Saturday,April 19th:Socializing 101. Re-finding joy in socializing after the death of a partner. A social gathering of new beginnings—learning together how to enjoy a movie when you are afraid it will be a love story,discover a new restaurant without your best friend,dance when you don’t have a partner and laugh without feeling guilty. Contact or call Hospice of Anchorage,561-5322 for more info. Meets 1-2:30 every 3rd Saturday of the month at varying locations.

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

Friday,April 18th: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

Kenai Peninsula Area

Tuesday,April 15th: 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.

Thursday,April 17th:Kenai Peninsula Prostate Cancer Support Group. Small group of men whose goal is to increase awareness of prostate cancer issues on the Kenai Peninsula. Everyone welcome to come and meet with prostate cancer survivors for discussions,education and fellowship. Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna,6 to 8 pm For more information call Jim at 260-4904.

Southeast Area

Monday,April 14th: 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 information.

Fairbanks/Interior Area

Tuesday,April 15th:Understanding Hospice. 3rd Tuesday of each month. 6-7pm,FMH J. Michael Carroll Cancer Center Conference Room. Contact Bree Allen,RN 452-4768 for more information.

Tuesday,April 15th:Grief Recovery Support Group. Tuesday Evenings, 7 pm,Hospice Office Building,2001 Gillam Way. Contact:David Rumph,Hospice Chaplin 458-3090

Wednesday,April 16th: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 for more info

Western Alaska-none

Online and Teleconferences


Thursday,April 17th:Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Part One:A Medical Update. During part one of this free two-part webinar series, Rita Nanda,MD will help you:understand today’s standard of care treatments for triple-negative breast cancer,learn the latest clinical trial findings,and gain a better understanding of new research directions. 8am-9am. More information and registration here:


Friday,April 18th:Progress in the Treatment of Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Registrants can listen live over the phone or online as a webcast. 9:30am-10:30am Register here:


Please note that there will not be an acrylic painting class on Monday April 14th. We will resume class on Monday,April 21st and will have an additional class on Tuesday,April 22nd.