Friend for Life Cancer Support Network
To help persons recently diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones navigate the path through diagnosis, treatment and recovery by pairing them with a trained survivor of a similar experience so they can face cancer with someone who’s been there.
That no one face cancer alone.
Founded in Louisville, Kentucky in 1988, Friend for Life Cancer Support Network is a non-profit, volunteer network of cancer survivors and caregivers who are trained by healthcare professionals to provide one-on-one emotional support to others diagnosed with cancer, and their loved ones. We refer to our volunteers as Peer Navigators. Friend for Life staff match persons seeking support with one or more Peer Navigators by cancer type, treatment, gender, age and other factors that are of greatest importance to the support seeker.
How Can We Help:
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, Friend for Life can pair you with a trained volunteer who has experienced the same type of cancer and similar course of treatment. When possible, we also match for age and gender.
Friend for Life volunteers offer the understanding and empathy that come from having experienced cancer first hand. We can help you sort through the overwhelming fears and uncertainties that are common when you’ve been told you have cancer. Support is also available for family and friends.