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Support Programs

Support Programs

Many patients find comfort and encouragement in talking with others who have experienced cancer. The following Ackerman Cancer Center support programs provide information and emotional support to those living with cancer, including patients’ families and caregivers.

To find out more information about support programs at Ackerman Cancer Center, please call the social work department at (904) 880-5522 or email

Our Cancer Community

Ackerman Cancer Center’s support programs are open to all patients, as well as the broader cancer community. These virtual meetings are hosted by Ackerman Cancer Center’s caring and compassionate social workers on a secure Zoom virtual meeting platform. For more information on programs offered, please contact our social work department at

BEAM Team (Bravely Educating and Mentoring)

The BEAM Team is a group of cancer survivors who are available to speak to anyone about their cancer journey — whether you have just been diagnosed, are currently undergoing treatment, or have a loved one with cancer. BEAM stands for Bravely Educating and Mentoring, and these extraordinary survivors stand for everything Ackerman Cancer Center values.

To connect with a member of the BEAM Team, please contact the social work department at (904) 880-5522.

Men Helping Men

Men Helping Men is an educational program that empowers men to make informed decisions throughout their prostate cancer journey. This program is available through both our Jacksonville and Amelia Island locations.

SHINE – Supporting Her IN Every Way

SHINE is an interactive breast cancer support group that provides an uplifting environment to encourage meaningful and helpful conversation, education, and activities. Through SHINE, our goal is to help women with breast cancer make informed treatment decisions, equip them with tools to ease the challenges of treatment, and, most importantly, share support and encouragement during and after breast cancer. SHINE is open to everyone in the breast cancer community.

POWER – Passionate & Outstanding Women Embracing Resiliency

POWER is a unique program offering women the opportunity to support each other throughout their cancer journey. POWER encourages women with all types of cancer — from women who are newly diagnosed, to long-term survivors — to participate in shared experiences through fun activities offered across Jacksonville.

Heading Forward – SPOHNC

Heading Forward is a chapter of SPOHNC (Support for People with Oral Head and Neck Cancer), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and support for head and neck cancer patients and their families.

Living with Lung Cancer Support Network

Living with Lung Cancer Support Network is an educational program for lung cancer patients and their caregivers, which meets on the second Monday of each month in Ackerman Cancer Center’s Jacksonville office. The program is open to cancer patients in Duval County, and also aims to be a support network for anyone in Northeast Florida in need of lung cancer education.