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North Alabama Support Groups

Dates, times, and locations are subject to change. For the most up to date information, please email or call the number provided for each support group.


Bosom Buddies

For more information, call (256) 551-2004 or e-mail

The Sanda J. Bryant Breast Cancer Support Group, better known as “Bosom Buddies” meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the East Room at Clearview Cancer Institute (3rd Floor, Huntsville – Russel Hill location). Each month, our group will give you the support you need, and provide the latest information about breast cancer from physicians and healthcare specialists. Join us for education, fun, and refreshments!

Clearview Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program

This program, also known as CAYAC, is for young cancer survivors between the ages of 18-35 years old. This group provides the opportunity for young adults to meet and share their stories and provide emotional support and assistance when returning to work or school. CAYAC usually meets monthly on Tuesday nights at a time and location decided by the group. They may have a guest speaker, go out to dinner, or just grab a coffee one night. Please visit the CAYAC Program Facebook page for location and meeting times.

Coping with Cancer

For more information, call (256) 679-5558.

The group is led by Ron Williams, M.S. in Counseling, Pastoral Counselor. He has also authored several books dealing with grief and loss. This class is for patients as well as family members but more designed for patients. It is a group style class that allows patients to talk about what they are going through and what is “normal” for cancer patients. The class will help patients gain a sense of empowerment, improve coping skills, reduce stress and anxiety, and provide support. 

Coping with Cancer meets twice a month at the Huntsville – Russel Hill location, 3rd floor, East Room from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


For more information, call (256) 705-4209

CLIMB® or Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery is Russel Hill Cancer Foundations’ newest support group! CLIMB® is a support program developed by the Children’s Treehouse Foundation. 

The six-week program addresses the emotional needs of children, ages 6-17, when a family member has cancer. Through conversation and art projects, children will learn skills needed to cope with their loved one’s diagnosis. All activities and discussions are developmentally appropriate, with participants being divided into smaller groups based on age. Parents will have separate sessions each week and will be educated on how to communicate their diagnosis and treatment plan with their children. All facilitators are licensed social workers and have received specialized training for CLIMB®.

The CLIMB® program meets from 5:30-7:00 pm on Thursdays at the Russel Hill campus in Huntsville for six weeks.

Hospice of the Valley
For more information, call (256) 350-5585.
Hospice of the Calley provides bereavement support groups for children, teens, and adults.
Ladies Lunch
For more information, call (256) 973-2184.
Inteded for all female cancer survivors, meetings are held at local restaurants for fellowship and to share. This group meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 11:30 am. Those survivors who do not wish to come alone are welcome to bring a female friend.
Pink Sisters
For meeting times and location please call (256) 606-5041 or email

Pink Sisters is a support group organized by breast cancer survivors in Decatur, Alabama and surrounding areas. Whether you are newly diagnosed, still going through treatment, past treatment, and trying to find your new “normal”, or a long-term survivor, all are welcome to attend! 


Pink Ladies

For meeting times and location, please call (256) 574-2883

Provides support, encouragement, and education for breast cancer survivors. This fun group of women meet monthly. Locations and times change, please call for more information


Circle of Friends

For more information, please call (256) 705-4209

This fun and energetic group of women learn the latest information about cancer and tips on maintaining healthy lifestyles. It is open to all female cancer survivors. 


Breast Cancer Support Group of Walker County

For more information, please call (205) 384-5607

Join this group of breast cancer survivors for encouragement, inspiration, and education information. Meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. at the Jasper Public Library on the 2nd Thursday of each month.


Shoals Cancer Support Group

For more information, please call (256) 284-6032

This group offers support to individuals diagnosed with any type of cancer. Come share and learn in a warm, compassionate environment. This group meets at the Lauderdale Public Library on the 2nd Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Lunch is provided.


Steel Magnolias Breast Cancer Support Group

For more information, call (256) 331-8827

The mission of this group is to provide support and services to breast cancer survivors in Calhoun and surrounding counties.