Anchorage Breast Cancer Support Group

Organization: Providence Alaska Medical Center

For women and men at any stage of surviving breast cancer. Meets the fourth Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:00pm, at Providence Alaska Medical Center Cancer Center, Room 2281.

Anchorage Office

Organization: Access Alaska

Provides free home accessibility modifications to remove barriers and make homes and communities more accessible for individuals with disabilities. Please call or visit the website for additional information.

Anchorage Office - Air Transportation

Organization: American Cancer Society

Provides free and reduced cost airfare for Alaskan residents traveling within the state for cancer treatment. Open to cancer patients in active treatment and their caregivers. Patients must reside in Alaska and in a community with RAVN or PenAir service. Treatment must be in any Alaskan location where RAVN or PenAir flies. An eight business day advance notice is required.

Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition

Organization: Alaskan Cancer Care Alliance

This group is for anyone, male or female, that has been diagnosed with any type of cancer in their 20's or 30's. This is not a group therapy session but a chance to get out and meet new people and make new friends. If you want to know about future planned events (game night, dinner potluck, sledding, skiing, tea and crumpets, etc.) send an email, text, or sign up at Meetup.com at 'Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition'

Angels Program

Organization: Wyoming Medical Center

The Wyoming Medical Center Foundation's Angels program serves hundreds of cancer patients every year, in addition to relieving the tremendous burden experienced by caregivers. This program has a rich history of addressing the varied concerns of cancer patients, which include offering emotional support, financial assistance, transportation and medication retrieval. Angels educate the community about the program while raising much-needed funds to support patients with food, gas cards, prostheses, wigs, etc.

Answers from the Pros

Organization: Eyesontheprize.org

Women with gynecologic cancers, and their families and friends, have many questions -- questions that we do not always think to ask at the doctor's office. 'Answers from the Pros' is our attempt to get answers from professionals who deal with gyn cancers on a daily basis.

APOS Toll-free Helpline

Organization: American Psychosocial Oncology Society

We understand that coping with a diagnosis can be overwhelming and that cancer impacts all aspects of your life. The American Psychosocial Oncology Society is committed to ensuring patients and caregivers have access to resources, programs and support that may ease the cancer journey.

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.

Applicants

Organization: Mission4Maureen

Mission4Maureen provides financial assistance to families who are burdened by the staggering cost of brain cancer treatment.

Apply for a Grant

Organization: Team Continuum

Team Continuum is all about the here and now: the care, not the cure. We help people and families living with a cancer diagnosis today by providing immediate and vital assistance; both practical and personal. We pay their household expenses. We offer friendship and moral support. We fund health facilities to enhance the delivery of patient care, communications and educational services. We do everything in our power (and bank account) to minimize the burdens of everyday life so they can focus less on stress and more on getting better.

Apply For Assistance

Organization: Clayton Dabney - For Kids With Caner

The Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer provides needy families, with children in the last stages of terminal cancer, assistance in creating everlasting memories.

Apply For Assistance

Organization: Brenda Mehling Fund

The Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund (BMCF) supports patients ages 18-40 as they undergo cancer treatment. It provides services to meet daily needs that are not covered by insurance. Typical grants cover $500 worth of medical co-payments, rent and mortgage, transportation, car insurance, repairs, and groceries.

Apply For Assistance

Organization: Clayton Dabney - For Kids With Caner

The Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer provides needy families, with children in the last stages of terminal cancer, assistance in creating everlasting memories.

Apply For Hair

Organization: Children with Hair Loss

Children With Hair Loss was created as a resource for ALL CHILDREN who have medically-related hair loss. It is our mission to empower these children to become whole again by making hair replacement available to those who may be financially challenged and might otherwise not have a means of obtaining the hair they want and need.

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!

Art Healing for Cancer Patients

Organization: Island Hospital

Support groups give you an opportunity to meet and talk with others who are dealing with a similar condition and can be a valuable resource to the patient and their care-givers. This one uses art as a healing process. Pre-registration required. This group meets on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 1-3 pm in the Merle Cancer Care Center Conference Room.

Art Therapy for Cancer Patients

Organization: Kalispell Regional Medical Center

Art therapy uses the creative process of art-making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. Kalispell Regional Healthcare offers small-group art therapy sessions led by a registered art therapist and licensed clinical counselor. Patients who have been diagnosed, treated (or are undergoing treatment) with surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation for cancer in the past year are welcome to join the sessions. Groups of 10 people will participate weekly from 9:00am to 11:00am on Fridays for 5 consecutive weeks. Classes are held in the Radiation Oncology Conference Room at 343 Sunnyview Lane.

Art Therapy: An Approach for Healing

Organization: Swedish Cancer Institute

Art therapy is a confidential, supportive and individualized experience for visually and verbally examining health issues through self-exploration. Prior art experience is not a requirement. Appointment necessary. Available to any community members.

Artists in Residence

Organization: Saint Alphonsus Health System

The Cancer Care Center has rotating Artists in Residence providing hours of art creation for patients and their loved ones. Many patients find making art a positive distraction from the difficulty of dealing with cancer treatment. Our program is made available by a generous grant from the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

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.