Cancer Connection Programs The following programs are designed to connect cancer patients with other individuals that have experienced the same type of cancer and treatment or professionals with a wealth of experience with a particular disease. Simply call one of following programs that apply, and explain your diagnosis and situation. They will review their volunteer registry to find the best possible match, and then have that individual contact you back.
- THE ANDERSON NETWORK (through MD Anderson- adult volunteer database) 1-800-345-6324
- BEEN THERE Local network of cancer survivors who volunteer to provide one-on-one support for newly diagnosed patients. Contact Christy Scarrow, LSW at 479-361-5847.
- THE BUDDY SYSTEM (Through Cancer Care) 1-800-813-4673
Northwest Arkansas Cancer Support Groups
BREAST FRIENDS Women with breast cancer who live in Boone County. Every first Tuesday of the month at noon. The Durand Center, Ginny Hammerschmidt room: 303 N Main Harrison, AR. Mellonie Autry at 479-738-2612
CANCER HOPE NETWORK 1-877-467-3638
CANCER SURVIVORS NETWORK 1-877-333-4673
COPING AND CONVERSATION An on-going support group designed to help patients, their family members and friends better understand what it means to live with cancer. Every Wednesday at Noon, Cancer Support Home-Fayetteville. (479) 521-8024
FAITHFUL FRIENDS Breast cancer support group that meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 11:30 a.m. Call 479-756-1700 for more information.
PINK DIVAS BREAST CANCER Springdale – every Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Circle of Life. Call 479-957-1433 for information.
NWA PEER NETWORK PROSTATE CANCER The Peer Network is a completely private and confidential setting for prostate cancer survivors to get together to discuss prostate cancer-related issues. It meets the 3rd Thursday every month at 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home in Fayetteville. For more information, call 479-521-8024.
PROSTATE CANCER Supports men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their partners. This group meets the 4thTuesday every month at Community Church in Bella Vista, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except November and December). Call 479-855-1126 for information.
SPOHNC- Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer Dedicated to meeting the emotional, physical, and humanistic needs of oral, head, and neck cancer patients and their caregivers. Contact Jack Igleburger at (479) 876-1051
SURVIVOR’S CIRCLE Support for women who are surviving breast cancer. Meets at the Cancer Support Home-Fayetteville. Call (479) 521-8024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
THIS POINT FORWARD Cancer patients and family counseling. on Tuesdays at the Cancer Support Home– Fayetteville. Call (479) 521-8024 to make an appointment.
UPBEATS For women. First Wednesday of each month at 11:30 AM at Papa Mike’s in Kingsdale Complex in Bella Vista. Call 479-855-6275 for information.
NWA YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION This network is designed for breast cancer survivors diagnosed in their 40’s or younger regardless of your current age. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are still undergoing treatment or are several years out, join us to connect with others. Learn about available resources, ask questions, make new friends and be assured that you are not alone. Find out more information at www.youngsurvival.org.
ART, HEALING, AND HOPE
This 6-week art group is for patients with any type of cancer. A light meal and all
supplies needed for the project will be provided. This group is offered twice per year
at Hope Cancer Resources. You must RSVP for this group.
Contact: Miki Biggers, LCSW, OSW-C at 479-361-5847
CLIMB – Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery For children ages 6-12 who have a parent or other adult loved one with cancer. Contact Hope Cancer Resources at 479-361-5847 for more information.
BLOOD CANCERS For adult patients, family and friends coping with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS and other blood cancers meets once a quarter at Hope Cancer Resources, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Contact Julie Kientz, LSW at 479.361.5847.
EMPOWER YOUR RECOVERY: A PROGRAM FOR HEALING AND GROWTH FOR LIVING BEYOND CANCER Empower Your Recovery provides support and education for living beyond cancer, after treatment ends. This group will cover physical recovery, self-care, relationships and more. Meetings are held once a week for five weeks at Hope Cancer Resources and are open to anyone who has completed treatment for any type of cancer. You
must RSVP for this group. Contact: Lauren Dallas, LCSW at 479-361-5847
LYMPHEDEMA SUPPORT GROUP
Hope Cancer Resources partners with Highlands Oncology Group to offer support
for patients affected by lymphedema. This group meets quarterly from 12-1:30 p.m. at
Highlands Oncology Group in Rogers. Lymphedema professionals will be available to
provide education and clinical support. A light lunch will be provided.
Contact: Miki Biggers, LCSW, OSW-C at 479-361-5847
NWA MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP The NWA Myeloma Support Group is for patients, caregivers, family and friends. This group will provide education, support, and the opportunity to share personal experiences. A Hope Cancer Resources social worker and a 22-year Myeloma survivor will facilitate. This group meets the firs Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1:00pm at Hope Cancer Resources. Lynch will be provided by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Contact Julie Klentx, LSW at 479.361.5847.
OSTOMY SUPPORT Meets at Hope Cancer Resources (entry at back of building). Diana Gallagher 479-463-HEAL (4325).
SUPPORTING STAGE IV This group provides support for men and women living with any type of stage IV
cancer. Group members will have the opportunity to share personal experiences and discuss coping tips and strategies. This group meets the last Friday of every month from 1-2:30 p.m. at Hope Cancer Resources. You must RSVP for this group. Contact: Claire Rinehart, LCSW at 479-361-5847
VIVIENDO CON CANCER / LIVING WITH CANCER Este grupo es de apoyo y educación, es para Pacientes Hispanos y sus seres queridos que tengan cáncer. Toda la comunicación del grupo será en Español. Este grupo se
reúne el tercer lunes de cada mes de 5:30-7 p.m. en Hope Cancer Resources. Para más Información Llame a: Tania Martinez, LSW al 479-361-5847 This supportive and educational group is for adult Hispanic patients, caregivers,
families and friends coping with any type of cancer. All group communication will be in Spanish. This group meets the third Monday of every month from 5:30-7 p.m. at Hope Cancer Resources. Contact: Tania Martinez, LSW at 479-361-5847