American Lung Association - Better Breathers Club

Organization: Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for individuals with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. Learn better ways to cope with conditions such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and asthma while getting the support of others in similar situations. Led by a trained facilitator, these in-person adult support groups give you the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can. This Better Breathers Club will held on the first Thursday of every month at the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima. All Club sessions will run from 12:00 PM.

AMYX Family Resource Library

Organization: Amyx Foundation, Inc./Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center

The Amyx Family Resource Library, funded by the Amyx Foundation, Inc., provides patients of Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Centers and members of the community easy access to information and resources on cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, integrative therapies and survivorship.

Appearance Center

Organization: PeaceHealth

Hats, bows and scarves for head coverings due to hair loss from chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Customized cancer wig fittings. Wigs and partial hair pieces. Private consultations with our licensed and experienced cosmetologist.

Art and Healing Group

Organization: Skagit Regional Health

Our knowledgeable instructor Margaret Carpenter Arnett, BSN, ATR, has been doing art therapy with cancer patients for more than 20 years. Creating art can promote healing by reducing anxiety and stress and improving emotional well-being. It is a great opportunity to process and integrate the challenges of serious illness and treatment. Please note that artistic 'skills' are not required! Held the first and third Mondays of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Safeway Conference Room at the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center, third floor.

Art and Wellness

Organization: Swedish Medical Center

Experience the healing benefits of making art in a supportive and non-judgmental setting. These drop-in groups are open to all oncology patients, family members and caregivers. No art experience or skill is necessary to join. All materials are provided.

Art and Wellness

Organization: Swedish Medical Center

Experience the healing benefits of making art in a supportive and non-judgmental setting. These drop-in groups are open to all oncology patients, family members and caregivers. No art experience or skill is necessary to join. All materials are provided.

Art Therapy

Organization: Swedish Cancer Institute

Art Therapy is a mental health profession in which patients work with a credentialed art therapist. It is the use of art materials in combination with counseling. It is more about the process of making art, rather than the product or finished piece of art. No creative or artistic experience is required to benefit from Art Therapy. Contact our Art Therapist, Zandi Salstrom, with questions or to schedule a visit: 206-215-6178. Art Therapy is offered at the First Hill and Edmonds locations.

ArtVenture - Providence Alaska Medical Center

Organization: Let Every Woman Know

Experience one of ArtVenture's many workshops and discover a new creative potential that lies within you. Each workshop is lead by professional artist instructors. Imagine your creative force moving while manifesting into a force that flows freely. Bring forth the artist in you with support and encouragement of the ArtVenture Healing Arts Program--let your spirit flow free.

Asante Support Groups

Organization: Samaritan Health Services

Often cancer patients find comfort in company. It helps to share with others who are experiencing similar feelings, and that's why we encourage you to connect with support groups in our community. Call for a list of active support groups.


Organization: Mesothelioma Center

The Asbestos resource offers help and hope to families affected by mesothelioma. They have created the most extensive Mesothelioma support and information source online. Their organization provides free informational books, packets and a Patient Advocacy program that works 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups. Their website is also HON (Health on the Net) Certified and all of the information and services we provide are completely free of charge.

Ask A Genetic Counselor

Organization: Bright Pink

Meeting with a genetic counselor face-to-face can feel like a big move. We've created an in-between step where you can ask a certified genetic counselor a specific question to help you start your risk assessment journey.

Association of Cancer Online Resources

Organization: American Association of Cancer Online Resources

ACOR is a unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. It is a free lifeline for everyone affected by cancer & related disorders.

Be Inspired

Organization: Cancerhawk

Messages of hope and inspiration can provide comfort and encouragement when we need it most. A few words from someone who has shared a similar journey often times gives us the strength we need to fight for another day. Do you have a favorite message that inspires you? Please share it with us. What you say might just brighten someone elses day.

Bear-Able Gifts

Organization: Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation

Through the Bear-Able Gifts Program, the largest supplier of gifts to children with cancer in North America, we deliver gifts to thousands of children each year. Items such as board games, toys, crayons, coloring books, markers, video games, puzzles, books, teddy bears, craft kits…all sorts of things that make children smile and laugh…are distributed to hospitals across the country.

Beauty For a Day (Women Only)

Organization: Wellness Place

Beauty For a Day is held every other month for women in various stages of their journey with Cancer and one guest. On a Sunday afternoon, members of the community volunteer and come together to pamper these women. The women receive a Jelly foot soak, manicure, chair massage, tips on makeup and a makeover and are fitted for a wig as well as treated to a delicious lunch. They also receive a gift bag as they leave.

Beauty Over Cancer

Organization: Gary Manuel Salon

Gary Manuel Salon is proud to announce Beauty Over Cancer, a new program to help people with cancer. In the program, patients can receive complimentary services at Gary Manuel Salon such as last-hair parties, wig advice and trims, and head shavings.

Become a COTA Family

Organization: Children's Organ Transplant Association

The Childrens Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is ready to help you give your child a second chance at life. With more than twenty-five years of experience, COTA is the premier fundraising organization for families facing a life-saving transplant. Since 1986, families from throughout the nation, representing every ethnic, economic, religious and social background, have worked with COTA.

Being a Caregiver

Organization: Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

Providing care for a loved one who is battling pancreatic cancer is no small undertaking. While there are professionals who can be hired as in-home caregivers (hospice physicians, nurses, home health aides), often it is a spouse, partner, child, close friend, or family member who leads the care of a pancreatic cancer patient. Playing the role of caregiver is a challenge unto itself, and can be a serious, all-encompassing commitment. It is something that few people can do alone.

Bereavement and Grief Services

Organization: Hospice of Anchorage

Hospice of Anchorage provides a range of compassionate grief care including one to one visits, peer support groups, special events, as well as information and referrals for anyone facing life-threatening illness, death and grief. Special programs are also available for children. All Hospice of Anchorage services are available free of charge and are open to anyone in the community. Please call or visit the website for more information.

Bereavement and Grief Services

Organization: Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Hospice offers grief support groups for adults. Facilitated by a grief counselor, these groups maintain a safe and confidential atmosphere to promote learning about grief and sharing with others who have experienced a loss. Each group has a specific beginning and end date, meaning group members will remain together and have the opportunity to bond throughout the process. Call for more information and a current schedule.