Real Talk – A Breast Cancer Support Group

5-6:30 p.m.
Second Thursday of the Month
Patient Support Pavilion, First Floor

Real Talk – A Breast Cancer Support Group is open to all women with breast cancer, from those in active treatment to long-term survivors. Women are encouraged to share their story and receive support, information, resources and tips for living their best life.

For information, call Shayna Fendley, LCSW, at (501) 603-1612 or (501) 398-7982.


Freedom From Smoking

Freedom From Smoking is a free seven-week program open to anyone who is ready to quit smoking. New sessions start regularly. Participants have one-on-one support from a certified tobacco treatment specialist and their fellow group members in this proven program. During the weekly sessions, group members hear first-hand stories from former smokers and get information on nicotine replacement therapies, healthy eating habits and stress management.

Since it was introduced by the American Lung Association (ALA) almost 30 years ago, the Freedom From Smoking program has helped more than a million Americans end their addiction to nicotine. The program is offered by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and uses materials provided by the ALA.

For information or to find out when our next session begins, contact Pat Franklin, certified tobacco treatment specialist, at (501) 944-5934 or

Read more about how Freedom From Smoking has changed the lives of two of its participants here.

The Next Step

3-4:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday
Patient Support Pavilion, First Floor

Have you tried to quit smoking, but found it’s too hard to do on your own? Do you ever want to talk to someone who understands the day-to-day challenges to staying off cigarettes?

The Next Step Support Group may be just what you’re looking for. Led by former smokers, this new group is available for anyone trying to quit smoking or stay quit. Starting Sept. 7,  2016 the group will meet from 3 – 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the Patient Support Pavilion on the first floor. Drop in once for some extra encouragement, or come on a regular basis. The Next Step leaders are there to help when you need it.

For information, call Patricia Franklin, APRN at 944-5934 or

Little Rock Blood Cancer Support Group

6 – 8 p.m.
1st Tuesday of every month
American Cancer Society, 901 N. University, Little Rock

A support group for adult patients and their support persons coping with blood cancers. Co-sponsored by the Cancer Institute, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the American Cancer Society. For information, call  501-603-1612.