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What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?

What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?

August 18th – August 24th

Municipality of Anchorage Area

Monday,August 18thOpen 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,August 19th: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. Your coffee will be on US Too! Dave Jaeger 333-8624.

Tuesday,August 19th:Collage Art. with Guest Artist,Jinnie Roes. Turn your beautiful and unique paper into one-of-a-kind collage on canvas using acrylics,paste and your own creativity. Bring your paper from Gelli Printing 101 or if you were unable to attend,come join us anyway as there will be lots of extra paper to use! For all skill levels. Call 212-6870 to register. Providence Cancer Center,Art Venture,3851 Piper Street U120, 2:00-3:30.

Tuesday,August 19th: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,August 20th:Lymphedema Education Class. Learn about lymphedema,your risks and prevention/treatment. Providence Cancer Center,2nd Floor. 1-2pm. 212-6872.

Wednesday,August 20th: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,August 20th:Mixed 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 alaskacancercarealliance@gmail.com or call 264-1500. Space is limited. Alaska Regional Hospital,Building C,Suite 405,6pm-8pm.

Thursday,August 21st: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.

Thursday,August 21st:It’s a Wrap! Come and learn all the many ways to tie scarfs from ACS Navigator Jessica River. Whether as a turban or trendy accessory,scarf tying is an art form. For all skill levels. Call 212-6870 to register. Providence Cancer Center,Art Venture,3851 Piper Street U120, 2:00-3:30.

Friday,August 22nd: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 Quilt Tree. All are welcome- Newly Diagnosed to Long Term Survivor. 222-6285,bj4wmnlisten@gmail.com or www.womenlisten.org.

 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 jane@hospiceofanchorage.org to register (required) or for more info.

 Mat-Su Valley Area

Wednesday,August 20th:Loop 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 22nd: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 anjaliyogaroom@yahoo.com.http://anjaliyogaroom.com/.

 Kenai Peninsula Area

Tuesday,August 19th: 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.

Wednesday,August 20th: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,August 18th: 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. www.teamsurvivorak.org.

Fairbanks/Interior Area

Tuesday,August 19th:Understanding Hospice. 6-7 pm,FMH J. Michael Carroll Cancer Conference Room Contact:Bree Allen,RN – 452-4768

Tuesday,August 19th:Grief Recovery Support Group. Tuesday Evenings,7 pm,Hospice Office Building,2001 Gillam Way. Contact:David Rumph,Hospice Chaplin 458-3090.

Wednesday,August 20th: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.

Western Alaska

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 Online and Teleconferences

Wednesday,August 20th:Treatment of Estrogen Receptor (ER) Positive &Progesterone Recepter (PR) Positive Breast Cancer &Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Registrants can listen live over the phone or online as a webcast. 9:30am-10:30am AKST. Register here:http://www.cancercare.org/connect_workshops/417-treatment_estrogen_receptor_positive_progesterone_receptor_positive_triple_negative_breast_cancer_2014-08-20

 

What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?

August 25th – August 31st

Municipality of Anchorage Area

Tuesday,August 26th: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. Your coffee will be on US Too! Dave Jaeger 333-8624.

Tuesday,August 26th:The 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. For more information,please contact the Cancer Center at 264-1431.

Tuesday,August 26th:Look 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,August 26th: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,August 27th:Mixed 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 alaskacancercarealliance@gmail.com or call 264-1500. Space is limited. Alaska Regional Hospital,Building C,Suite 405,6pm-8pm.

Friday,August 29th: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 Quilt Tree. All are welcome- Newly Diagnosed to Long Term Survivor. 222-6285,bj4wmnlisten@gmail.com or www.womenlisten.org.

 Mat-Su Valley Area

Wednesday,August 27th:Loop 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 29th: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 anjaliyogaroom@yahoo.com.http://anjaliyogaroom.com/.

 Kenai Peninsula Area

Monday,August 25th: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- snacks provided. (907) 262-4865.

Tuesday,August 26th: 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,August 25th: 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. www.teamsurvivorak.org.

Fairbanks/Interior Area

Tuesday,August 26th:Grief Recovery Support Group. Tuesday Evenings,7 pm,Hospice Office Building,2001 Gillam Way. Contact:David Rumph,Hospice Chaplin 458-3090.

Wednesday,August 27th:Empower:Fall Back into Healthy Habits. Fairbanks Memorial Hospital,Fairbanks Imaging Center,5:30-7:30 pm. Falling back into good eating habits is easy with our resident nutrition exert,Tiffany will guide you through falling into good habits gracefully and successfully with easy,foolproof ideas,and understandable nutrition advice,while proving that eating healthy can taste great and be inexpensive. She’ll show you how to prepare five dishes that you’ll have a chance to try! Quick Breakfast Ideas,Hummus,Salad in a Jar,Healthy Food To-Go,Healthy Drinks. Plus! Additional FMH Registered Dietitians will be available as nutrition experts to answer your questions.

 Thursday,August 28th:Breast Cancer Support Group. J. Michael Carroll Cancer Conference Room 7-9 pm. Protecting Yourself from the Sun. By Dr. Nicole Soto Dermatologist at Tanana Valley Clinic. Contact:Sharon Brand 457-3430 or email sbrand@grtnw.com

Western Alaska

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 Online and Teleconferences

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