989-356-3231
Friends Helping Friends Touched by Cancer®

Support Programs

Tuesday Night Live (Friends Together Weekly)friends

For Friends Touched by Cancer – with Judy Burns

Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm – Friends Together Center – Alpena, MI

  • Meet others who are coping with a variety of cancer issues.
  • Share resources and information/education.
  • Discuss family issues, coping strategies, reactions at home & work.
  • Make new friends who understand.
  • Know you are not alone.
  • Our evening is filled with comfort and fellowship.

Call (989) 356-3231 for more information.

Friends Together Rogers City

For Friends Touched by Cancer – with Nancy Snow

Meets every other Monday at 6:00pm – Presque Isle District Library – Rogers City, MI

  • Meet others who are coping with cancer issues.
  • Share information/resources/education.
  • Discuss family issues, coping strategies, support.
  • Know you are not alone.
  • Make new friends who understand.
  • Our evening is filled with comfort and fellowship.
  • Together as Friends…we make a difference!

Call (989) 733-6605 or (989) 356-3231 for more information.

Guys Like Us

Wednesday mornings at 10:00am – Friends Together Center

Morning coffee crew of men who are coping with cancer. Join us in
discussion, or just listen. For men only.

Call (989) 356-3231 for more information.

WOW (Women On Wednesdays)

1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6:00pm – Friends Together Center

New Program of Support and Wellness for ALL
women touched by cancer. Join us!

Caregivers Connect

2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm – Friends Together Center

Meet others who share your experience. Understand your new role as caregiver. Recognize your needs and discover ways to care for YOU.

Facilitated by Marlon Smith.  Call (989) 356-3231 for more information.

Youth Support Groups

Cats Connect Together For Healing (Alpena High School): After school on Wednesdays. For more information, call Lori Vought: (989) 358-5200

Cats Connecting (TBJH): After school on Wednesdays. For more information, call facilitator, Nancy Kries 989-358-5465.

Life After Loss

For those recovering after the loss of a loved one to cancer. Grief is overwhelming; you are not alone. Feel free to bring a friend or family member. Light snacks provided. Every Thursday, 6:00 pm at Friends Together.

Facilitated by: Pamela Lloyd Gorski.

A Touch of Beauty

Meets at Friends Together Center 6:00-8:00pm

A Touch of Beauty is a free program offered by Friends Together in collaboration with a community of women who care. Designed by Sandra Donovan and Carol Johnston for women during and after their cancer experience. This hands on workshop will enhance overall appearance and well being. Facilitated by Nicole Stark licensed cosmetologists, who offer free all natural products and demonstrations on wearing wigs, scarves and accessories.

To RSVP, call Friends Together, (989) 356-3231.

Dawn Marie Burns Scholarship

Friends Together awards $1000.00 in scholarship assistance each year in cooperation with Alpena Community College.

It is intended for students who are, or will be, enrolled at the college in a field of study related to health care.
Students who have been impacted by cancer are given preference.

For information and an application, please contact the financial aid office at Alpena Community College.

Alpena Relay For Life

August 12-13, 2017 10:00am – 10:00am (24 hour event)
Maritime Heritage Trail
318 W. Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI.

For information call: American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345 or visit either of the Alpena links below.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/relayforlifealpenacountymi
Website: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17LS?pg=entry&fr_id=81282

Van Program

We may be able to assist you in getting to your cancer treatment appointments. Please call Judy Wienczewski at the Alpena Cancer Center, (989) 356-8113.

Patient Assistance for Travel Related to Cancer Treatment

Call Friends Together, (989) 356-3231, for general information about transportation assistance.

Referral and Personal Support Services

Contact Friends Together, (989) 356-3231.

Friends Together programs are offered in partnership with the MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.