- After Breast Cancer (ABC) Program
Monthly educational seminars meet at 7:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month. Designed specifically for breast cancer survivors, the program is free, membership to the YMCA is not required. In addition, the program offers individualized exercise programs designed by qualified professional Personal Trainers, Group exercise sessions, Yoga classes. Personalized nutritional counseling.
- American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
- Camp Bluebird
Camp Bluebird is a 3-day, 2-night camp retreat where adult cancer patients are provided with education, support and encouragement in living a life after a cancer diagnosis. The first Camp Bluebird was organized in 1985 by a cancer survivor at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Today, Camp Bluebird is held in many locations throughout the country. Middle Tennessee's Camp Bluebird began in 1987as a project of Saint Thomas Hospital and the Telephone Pioneers of America (now AT&T) and is one of the longest running camps of its kind. Middle Tennessee Camp Bluebird is held each spring and fall.
- Gilda's Club Nashville
Gilda's Club Nashville is an affiliate of Gilda's Club Worldwide and provides a gathering place where people with cancer and their families can join with others to actively involve themselves in building social and emotional support as a supplement to regular medical care. Gilda's offers lectures, workshops, classes, support groups and social activities in a homelike setting free of charge.
- Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation and Resource Center
The foundation offers guidance and support to cancer patients and their families and friends as they navigate their way through the diagnosis of cancer. On-site oncology social workers assist patients with emotional and practical issues such as finances, lodging, and transportation. The Patient Resource Center library has a selection of educational and inspirational books, magazines, pamphlets, and audiovisual materials. The Cancer Resource Roadmap resource guide is available in print and on the website.
- New Voice Club
American Cancer Society 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. Meets at 2:00 p.m. (2nd Sunday of every other month.)
YouInspire is a place for you to connect with others facing similar medical challenges. This online community features videos of survivors as well as those currently going through treatment. It's a place for you and others to share your stories of hope in order to offer inspiration to those newly diagnosed and needing encouragement.
For further information, please call the VICC Patient Resource Center at 615-322-9799