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Friends After Diagnosis

Our Mission

Friends After Diagnosis is a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of women diagnosed with cancer. It is our hope and vision to see that all women diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones have lives filled with wisdom, wellness, fellowship, and peace. 

Our Vision

To that end, we offer support groups, wellness programs, personal services, events, and networking to help survivors feel connected and secure in a community that truly cares. Our inclusive community is diverse, welcoming all ages, stages of life, and belief systems without question. 

May is

Melanoma and
Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is melanoma and skin cancer awareness month. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Melanoma is the third most common type of skin cancer that begins in the melanocytes. These cells give you your skin color. Melanoma may begin as a mole.

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Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Bladder cancer is the second most common urologic cancer in adults. It starts when cells that make up the urinary bladder start to grow out of control. As more cancer cells develop, they can form a tumor and, with time, spread to other parts of the body.

We care
with compassion

Feelings of isolation after a cancer diagnosis are common, but giving in to those feelings can keep the body from generating the healing energy it needs. In Friends After Diagnosis, survivors help each other, and it’s become an essential part of the cancer care community on the Treasure Coast.

Dr. Georgia Daniela Shapiro Oncologist, M.D.

    Who Care

    Dr. Georgia Daniela Shapiro specializes in medical oncology and has over 15 years of experience in the field of medicine. She is affiliated with numerous hospitals in Florida and more, including Indian River Medical Center.

    Get Involved

    2023 Events

    Through your support and our partnerships with other organizations,
    no survivor need ever pay a penny to be a part of Friends.


    SEPT 30

    Second Annual

    Pink in Paradise Gala

    American Icon Brewery
    7:00pm – 11:00pm
    Enjoy an evening of dancing, live and silent auctions, passed hors d’oeuvres, sweet treats and crafted cocktails. Bring your friends, everyone is welcome! All proceeds benefit Friends After Diagnosis.


    Fourth Annual

    Party in Pink Zumbathon Event

    Christi’s Fitness
    1:00pm – 2:30pm

    Join us for a Zumbathon Charity Event. 
    Featuring Zumba, raffle tickets, vendors & more!



    Third Annual

    Girlfriend Party at Dillard's

    9:30am – 11:00am

    Shop with us at our Girlfriend Party hosted by Dillard’s. 10% of all purchases benefit Friends. 

    OCTOBER 23


    Third Annual

    Breast Cancer Motorcycle Poker Run

    American Legion Post 189
    8:00am – 5:00pm
    Join us for raffles and poker in support of Friends After Diagnosis. Lunch included with ticket!

    OCTOBER 29


    Third Annual

    J.McLaughlin Sip & Shop

    J. McLaughlin
    9:30am – 11:00am

    Sip & shop with us at our party hosted by J.McLaughlin. 10% of all purchases benefit Friends. 

    How We Can Help

    We're Here For You Too


    Join a meeting for support, encouragement, and a judge-free empowerment zone.The cancer journey is unique for everyone, but we are here to hold your hand along the way. Learn More >


    These vital programs are designed specifically for women with a cancer diagnosis. Wellness programs are meant to help you regain strength and confidence as well as providing safe, nurturing, and healing environment for all.
    Learn More > 


    Individuals who are in active cancer treatment may be eligible for direct financial support. Those who qualify may be eligible to receive assistance with basic services such as utility assistance, groceries, transportation, or housekeeping services. 
    Learn More >

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