Is About More
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Through your support and our partnerships with other organizations,
no survivor need ever pay a penny to be a part of Friends.
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.
Party in Pink Zumbathon Event
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Join us for a Zumbathon Charity Event.
Featuring Zumba, raffle tickets, vendors & more!
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.
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!
J.McLaughlin Sip & Shop
9:30am – 11:00am
Sip & shop with us at our party hosted by J.McLaughlin. 10% of all purchases benefit Friends.
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.
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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.
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