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Support Groups

Some patients find talking with others who have experienced cancer to be tremendously helpful. Support programs provide information, comfort, encouragement and emotional support to those living with cancer.

Ackerman Cancer Center's support programs are open to not just our patients, but to the broader cancer community as well. For more information on programs offered, please contact Jennifer Maggiore, LCSW, OSW-C, at 904.880.5522.

Click to view the calendar of upcoming wellness programs and support groups.

Celebration for Survival

We believe all cancer patients are survivors each and every day. For this reason, we have created a unique program that not only celebrates survival, but also prepares cancer survivors for the next phase of their life.


hARTstrong is a mindfulness-based art therapy program. Over the course of the five-week program, attendees use visual art projects, journaling, and group discussion to explore the psychological aspects of their cancer experience.

Heading Forward

Heading Forward is a chapter of SPOHNC, Support for People with Oral Head and Neck Cancer, dedicated to providing education and support for head and neck cancer patients and their families. Now available in both Jacksonville and Amelia Island locations.

Living with Lung Cancer Support Network

Living with Lung Cancer Support Network is an educational program for Lung Cancer patients and their caregivers, meeting the second Monday of each month in our Jacksonville office. The program is not only open to cancer patients in Duval County, but aims to be a support network, online and in-person, for anyone in Northeast Florida in need of lung cancer education.

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better® workshops teach beauty techniques to female cancer patients to help 
with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

This complimentary program is offered jointly by the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the National Cosmetology Association.

Men Helping Men

Men Helping Men is an educational program developed to help men make informed decisions throughout their prostate cancer journey. Now available in both Jacksonville and Amelia Island locations.

Women's Cancer Group

Women’s Cancer Group is an educational support program offered in Amelia Island. Joining forces with the Pink Ribbon Ladies—a local organization for patients with any female cancer —Ackerman Cancer Center will offer the Women’s Cancer Group the second Monday of each month. 

I Can Cope

I Can Cope® classes are designed to enhance participant’s knowledge and skills and empower them to cope more effectively with the challenges that living with cancer can bring.

Kids Together Against Cancer

Kids Together Against Cancer (KTAC) provides support for families dealing with a parent’s cancer journey through art workshops. Classes are offered throughout North Florida including at Ackerman Cancer Center.

Christina Phipps Foundation

The Christina Phipps Foundation fosters the use of yoga as part of the restorative and rehabilitative process following breast cancer surgery. Find free classes near Ackerman Cancer Center at www.christinaphippsfoundation.com

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