Carolina Breast Friends
Attending a Carolina Breast Friends meeting will be the beginning of extraordinary friendships and will lift your spirits to new heights.
Our meetings are a place where survivors come together to give each other support, laugh together, learn from medical experts and each other, and just have fun. Each month the meeting focuses on a different topic or activity, so check the schedule for more details. Regardless of the meeting topic, we’ll take time to get to know each other.
We encourage survivors who have finished treatment to get involved with mentoring and other service projects. Newly diagnosed women will find comfort, support, information, and will learn from our members who have been through it before them.
We find that serving others promotes not only their inner healing, but ours as well. We welcome all breast cancer survivors to attend our monthly member meetings.
Want to become a member?
Membership is easy – just come to any one of our monthly meetings or other events.
Social Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month 6:00pm, meet and greet. 6:30pm meeting begins
Support Group meetings are the 4th Wednesday of each month 6:00pm, meet & greet. 6:30pm meeting begins
In addition to our monthly meetings, Carolina Breast Friends provides the following ongoing services in the Charlotte area:
- Providing information and comfort to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
- Distributing “Comfort Bags” with the help of The Breast Cancer Navigators of Presbyterian Hospital and Carolina Medical Center, along with various chemotherapy infusion centers in the area. Comfort bags contain information and products that women will need to help them through their chemotherapy treatment journey.
- Distributing “Inspiration Jars” into the hands of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. These jars contain positive quotes from breast cancer survivors.
- Mentoring Program that matches our members with newly diagnosed women of similar age and diagnosis navigate the difficult path they must take.
Carolina Breast Friends “Pink House”
We have designed the Carolina Breast Friends house to be a “One Stop Shop” for breast cancer warriors with the many services we provide:
Wellness Education: Motivational guest speakers address a host of health and wellness topics including self-esteem and self-image, pharmacology, holistic medicine, nutrition, and sexual intimacy.
Fitness Center: Workout equipment, exercise and yoga classes offered at physically appropriate levels will provide survivors the opportunity to build strength to endure the journey.
Nutrition Center: A spacious and well-stocked kitchen will provide the opportunity to hold classes on planning and preparing nutritional meals to encourage healthy eating habits.
Self-Image Services: Connections to resources and professional consultations related to products specific to breast cancer patients, including wigs, scarves and hats, cosmetics, skin care products, and prosthetic garments.
Arts & Crafts Workshop: A creative center for working on arts and crafts projects, creating keepsakes, gifts, and personal journals in a therapeutic setting.
Counseling Services: Women have access to free counseling services provided by volunteer Terri C. Ray, MA, NCC.LPC. Terri's counseling experience includes grief and loss, women's concerns, coping with chronic illness, depression, anxiety and life adjustment.
Library and Computer Research Center: Print and electronic resources available for researching diagnoses, treatment options, alternative medicine options, and more.
Healing Garden: A sanctuary setting where gardening and nature are in full bloom. Surrounded by soothing sounds and smells this area will be designed for relaxation and meditation