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.

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.

Breast Cancer Support Group

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 plfranklin@uams.edu.

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

Freedom from Smoking
Sit and Knit Support Group

Sit & Knit

Love to knit or want to learn how?
Sit & Knit is a time for all beginning and experienced knitters to enjoy their favorite hobby together. Hats made by Sit & Knit participants are available free of charge to our patients.

1:30-3:00 p.m.
Each Wednesday in the Patient Support Pavilion
For information, call (501) 603-1133.

Check out the photos on our Facebook page

Hat and Breast Prosthesis Patterns

We welcome donations of knitted breast prostheses for women who have undergone mastectomies. Download pdf of the pattern.

Donations of knitted hats are always welcome. If you or your group would like to donate knitted or crocheted hats, you are invited to use one of these free patterns.

Donations are accepted in the Patient Support Pavilion on the first floor or you may call the Department of Volunteer Services at (501) 686-8286 to discuss delivery options.

Yoga & Relaxation

Yoga therapy and relaxation techniques are elements of a well-rounded, all-natural approach to aid to the healing process.

We offer a free yoga and relaxation class for patients, caregivers and staff from 2 – 3 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday on the third floor in Room 3106.

A typical session involves deep breathing exercises, light stretching and a neck massage using relaxing essential oils.

Yoga has been shown to help reduce anxiety, depression, stress, and fatigue. It has also been shown to help improve the quality of sleep, overall mood and social, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Wesley Pilcher from Arkansas Yoga Collective is the class instructor. Mats are provided, and no experience is necessary.

Yoga and Relaxtion