Because
Cancer Care
Is About More
Than Medicine

Cancer
Awareness

Upcoming
Events

How You
Can Help

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. 

October is

Breast Cancer
Awareness Month

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. 

According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization.

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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.

    Doctors
    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.

    October 2022

    Upcoming Events

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

    OCTOBER 15

    First Annual

    Pink in Paradise Charity Gala

    American Icon Brewery
    7:00pm
     – 11:00pm

    An evening of dancing, auctions, food and cocktails. Wear Pink!

    pinkinparadisevb.com

    Premier Sponsor
    In Partnership with

    OCTOBER 2

    Second 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!

    OCTOBER 7

    Second Annual

    Girlfriend Party at Dillard's

    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

    Second 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

    Think Pink Sip & Shop Event

    J.McLaughlin
    12:00pm – 4:00pm
    Join us at our Think Pink Sip & Shop in support of Friends. Sips and light bites will be provided.

    How We Can Help

    We're Here For You Too

    1

    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 >

    2

    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 > 

    3

    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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