Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

4003 Kresge Way, Suite 100
Louisville KY  40207

Phone: (502) 893-0643

Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

Established in 1988, Friend for Life is a network of survivors and co-survivors (caregivers) who serve as trained volunteers, providing one-on-one emotional and psychosocial support to persons recently diagnosed with cancer, and their loved ones. Facing cancer with someone who has been through a similar experience helps restore a sense of stability during a tumultuous time and to navigate the path through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Who we are
Friend for Life is a non-profit support network of cancer survivors who serve the emotional and psychological needs of persons recently diagnosed with cancer, and their loved ones. These services are offered free of charge.

How we can help
We match persons recently diagnosed with any form of cancer as closely as possible with a trained volunteer who has encountered the same type of cancer and similar course of treatment. Wherever possible, we also match for age and gender.

Our volunteers do not advise or participate in medical decisions, but offer compassionate insights into their own experiences of coping with cancer. We can help you sort through the overwhelming feelings that often accompany a cancer diagnosis. Support is also available for family and friends.


We are a 501(c)3 that provides one-on-one emotional support to persons newly diagnosed with cancer by matching them with a cancer survivor of similar diagnosis.

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.

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Founded: 1988

Categories: Non-Profit Organization, Organization, Public Services




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Past Events

Physical Therapy for Cancer

Physical Therapy for Cancer
05:00 pm - 06/05/2018

At Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

Audrey Stockwell, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT, Clinic Director & Director of Cancer Rehabilitation at KORT Highlands Physical Therapy will discuss common impairments that...

Friend for Life Annual Volunteer Training

Friend for Life Annual Volunteer Training
08:30 am - 03/03/2018

At Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

Save the date for Friend for Life Cancer Support Network's annual volunteer training! Join us on Saturday, March 3rd from 9-5pm (breakfast at 8:30) at at Baptist...

Managing Medication

Managing Medication
05:00 pm - 02/21/2018

At Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

Have you experienced changes in memory, increased confusion, changes in appetite or weight, or even changes in ability to perform daily activities? These changes...

Free Meditation Session

Free Meditation Session
05:00 pm - 12/06/2017

At Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

Free Meditation Session hosted by Christi Murphy, owner of U Rock, LLC. Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Lymphatic Therapist. Located at Friend for Life...

Friend for Life Annual Volunteer Training

Friend for Life Annual Volunteer Training
08:30 am - 03/25/2017

At Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

Save the date for Friend for Life Cancer Support Network's annual volunteer training! Join us on Saturday, March 25th from 9-5pm (breakfast at 8:30) at at Baptist...

Annual Volunteer Training

Annual Volunteer Training
09:00 am - 03/19/2016

At Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

Join us on Saturday, March 19th from 9-5pm at at Baptist Health Louisville's Cancer Resource Center, 4003 Kresge Way, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40207. Breakfast...

Golf Scramble

Golf Scramble
12:00 pm - 03/12/2016

At Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

Come one, come all! This is the first Friend For Life Cancer Support Network Golf Scramble! This is going to be a fun-filled event and a wonderful way to support...

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