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.
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 offered semiannually at Ackerman Cancer Center. 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 is a chapter of SPOHNC, Support for 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 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® 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 is an educational program developed to help men make informed decisions throughout their prostate cancer journey. The meeting is held the fourth Monday of the month and is facilitated by Alan Margolies, a prostate cancer survivor.
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 Breast Cancer and other female cancers—Ackerman Cancer Center will offer the Women’s Cancer Group the second Monday of each month.
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 (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.
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