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Cancer Survivor Leadership Council

Member Organizations:

American Lung Association of Georgia -

The American Lung Association (ALA) is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. The American Lung Association is funded by public contributions, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations and government agencies. The ALA achieves its many successes through the work of thousands of committed volunteers and staff.

Contact: LuVette Baldwin, Director, Adult Lung Disease Program
E-mail:; Phone: 770-434-5864; Fax: 770-319-0349
2452 Spring Road, S.E.
Smyrna, Georgia 30080

Atlanta Lesbian Cancer Initiative -

The Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative promotes the health and well-being of lesbians through education, advocacy and support services. It assists those coping with a cancer diagnosis as well as those who have a partner, friend or family member with cancer. From physician referrals to support groups to a wide array of client services, ALHI offers assistance to those who find themselves in need. Programming includes cancer prevention and lesbian health as well as sensitivity training programs for medical providers.

Contact: Ali Schaffer, Council Liaison, Phone (work) 404-778-5559
Phone: 404-688-2524; Fax: 404-688-2638
1530 Dekalb Avenue, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Bosom Buddies of Georgia, Inc. -

Bosom Buddies of Georgia, Inc. began as an outlet for three women to share mutual emotional support during a trying time. The organization has since expanded to numerous facilitator-led breast cancer support groups statewide, together with ongoing breast health education for the medically underserved, refugee, migrant, and minority communities. Today, Bosom Buddies is one of Georgia’s largest survivor-led breast cancer support and education organization. When women come to Bosom Buddies in search of comfort and support, they also discover an incredible information pool, friendships, and hope.

Contact: Frances Wand, Director, Breast Cancer Services
Phone: 770-396-7995 ext. 13; Fax: 770-396-9811
1 Dunwoody Park South, Suite 105
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Inc. -

The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1983 to assist families of children with brain and spinal cord tumors.  Services include information and education; social, emotional and financial assistance; educational scholarships; year-round activities and celebrations for survivors and their families; research funding to find a cure; and more.

Contact: Mary Campbell, Executive Director
E-mail:; Phone: 404-252-4107; Fax: 404-252-4108
6065 Roswell Road, N.E., Suite 505
Atlanta, GA 30328-4015

Breast Friends -

Breast Friends’ mission is "Helping women survive the trauma of breast cancer…one friend at a time." Breast Friends offers the message of hope and inspiration to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. They teach their friends and families the importance of support and friendship and offer practical ideas on how to help someone going through this critical time.

Contact: Larry Murphy, Executive Director
E-mail:; Phone: 404-843-0839; Fax: 404-843-2602; 1-888-718-3523 (24 hour support)
180 Allen Road, Suite 204-S
Atlanta, Georgia 30328

Clara Walton Foundation -

The Clara Walton Foundation strives to create a strong cancer foundation that reaches out universally. CWF is focused on all cancer diagnosis and is working to come together forming a strong cancer network based on knowledge, awareness, support, financial support, medical research, clinical options, and the overall fight against cancer. Patient advocates, recognizing the value of collaboration among cancer patients, health providers, resource organizations, Spiritual ministry foundations, educational institutions, as well as drug and device manufacturers are all part of our team.

Contact: Alan C. McKelton
E-mail:; Phone: 770-849-3696
7742 Spalding Drive, #146
Norcross, GA 30092

Conquering Cancer, Inc. -

Conquering Cancer was established by a survivor who knows first-hand the amount of support and encouragement needed to make it through each day with cancer. Our mission is to provide support and encouragement to adults who are undergoing treatment for cancer by providing gifts and services to brighten their day.

Contact: Shari Powel
E-mail:; Phone: 800-517-3361, Ext. 201; Fax: 678-935-4353
P.O. Box 3007
Suwanee, GA 30024

CURE Childhood Cancer -

CURE Childhood Cancer is a non-profit organization dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through research, education, and support of pediatric childhood cancer patients and their families.

Contact: Kristin Conner, Executive Director; Jill George, Executive Director-Programs
Phone: 770-986-0035; Fax: 770-986-0038
1835 Savoy Drive, Suite 317
Atlanta, GA 30341-1000

Dia de la Mujer Latina -

The mission of Día de la Mujer Latina, Inc. is to promote health awareness to the underserved Latino community by providing an ethnic-specific education; a culturally appropriate setting for early detection screening and prevention care; and resource information for follow-up services.

Contact: Venus Gines, M.A., CEO/Founder
E-mail:; Phone: 770-717-0255; Fax: 770-717-0021; Toll Free: 1-866-54MUJER
Santa Fe mall; 3750 Venture Drive; Suite 100-A
Duluth, GA 30096

Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund -

The Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition (GBCC) focuses on advocacy and legislative issues, while the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (GBCCF) develops and promotes educational programming. Both work as one unit to accomplish the mission of educating the public and working to eradicate breast cancer.

Contact: Toby Sidman
E-mail: or; Phone: 404-633-6499; Fax: 404-633-9766
1945 Cliff Valley Way, Suite 240
Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Georgia Cancer Foundation -

The Georgia Cancer Foundation is about teaching, learning, detecting, and supporting. It is about helping and hope. It's about living with cancer and learning not only how to survive -- but to thrive. The Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 1975, sponsors a variety of activities that touch the lives of cancer patients, their families, medical professionals and the community.

Contact: Rudy Morgan, Executive Director
E-mail:; Phone: 770-396-7995, ext. 11; Fax: 770-396-9811
1 Dunwoody Park South Suite 105
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance -

Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance is to promote awareness and educate Georgia's women and their health care providers about the risks, symptoms and treatment of ovarian cancer.

E-mail:; Phone: 404-255-1337; Fax: 404-255-2910
6000 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 395
Atlanta, Georgia 30328

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition -

The Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition is a non-profit all volunteer organization that strives to save the lives of Georgia men by promoting greater awareness of the dangers of prostate cancer - including the make up of the disease, importance of early detection, treatment options, and quality of life issues. This is accomplished through: event sponsorship, speaker availability, dissemination of materials, and assistance to those diagnosed with prostate cancer.  In addition, we advocate at the Federal, State, and Local levels for increased research funding to help fight this disease.

Contact: Ken Stevens, Board Member
Phone: 770-491-7339
4238 Smithsonia Court
Tucker, GA 30084

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter -

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. The Society's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Contact: Terri Sexton
E-mail:; Phone: 678-279-2004; Fax: 678-279-2060
3715 Northside Parkway, NW
400 Northcreek, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA  30327

Lung Cancer Alliance - Georgia

The Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to advocating for people living with lung cancer or those at risk for the disease. Our initiatives aim to educate public policy leaders of the need for greater resources for lung cancer research while changing the face of lung cancer and reducing the stigma associated with the disease. We offer unique patient education and support programs focused on helping people directly affected by lung cancer.

Contacts: Ed Levitt & Linda Levitt
E-mail: Ed:; Linda:
Phone Cell: 404-242-7414; Phone Office: 770-590-7898
1688 Brookgreen View
Ackworth GA. 30101

Lymphoma Research Foundation - Georgia Chapter -

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest lymphoma-focused voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and healthcare professionals with critical information on the disease. LRF’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.

Contacts: Eileen Lichtenfeld (Phone: 770-645-6032) and Ron Whitten (Phone: 770-451-1349)
E-mail: or or
125 Ashleigh Terrace
Marietta, GA 30062

Sisters by Choice -

Sisters by Choice was created in 1998 by Dr. Rogsbert F. “Zel” Phillips as a non-profit breast cancer support organization. Its mission is to reduce the incidence and severity of breast cancer through innovative programs that increase breast cancer awareness, education and early detection; to provide treatment programs for underserved and at-risk community members; and to establish a network of support group chapters providing resources, information and counsel to breast cancer survivors and their families.


South Fulton Support Group
Facilitator: Trudy Allen
South Fulton Medical Center
1170 Cleveland Avenue
East Point, GA 30344

40 and Under Support Group
Facilitator: Timolin Jefferson
550 Peachtree St, NE - Suite 1065
Atlanta, GA 30308

Eagles Landing Support Group
Facilitator: Christina Parks
The Keller William Realty Traditions
117 Eagles Landing Parkway
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Atlanta Support Group
Facilitator: Iris Stanley
550 Peachtree St, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Dekalb County Support Group
Facilitator: Ernie McMillan
5910 Hillandale Drive - Suite 104
Lithonia, GA 30058

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation-Greater Atlanta Affiliate -

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister Susan. Susan G. Komen died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Since the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation began in 1982, the Foundation and its Affiliates have raised almost $600 million for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is one of the largest private funders of research dedicated solely to breast cancer in the United States.

Contact: Kelly Dolan, Executive Director
E-mail:; Phone: 404-459-8700; Fax: 404-459-8781
6075 Roswell Road, Suite 630
Atlanta, Georgia 30328

The Wellness Community Atlanta-Northside -

The Wellness Community Atlanta-Northside is committed to helping people with cancer and their loved ones in their fight for recovery. We achieve this by providing participants with professional programs of education, emotional support and hope-totally free of charge. In a home-like setting, we offer support groups, stress reduction programs, educational workshops with experts in the field and fun social events for camaraderie.

Contact: Eleanor Smith, Director of Outreach
Phone: 404-843-1880; Fax: 404-843-1780
5775 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road
Building C-Suite 225
Atlanta, Georgia 30342

National Web Address:

Young Survival Coalition -

Survival Coalition (YSC) is the only international, non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities and to persuade them to address breast cancer in women 40 and under. The YSC also serves as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer.

Contact: Beth Suitt
E-mail:; Work Phone: 770-752-9731; Cell: 770-377-8956
375 Sable Court
Alpharetta, GA

The Cancer Survivor Leadership Council -

The Cancer Survivor Leadership Council is a key committee of the Georgia Cancer Coalition.
The Georgia Cancer Coalition leads Georgia's comprehensive cancer initiative, uniting people and organizations to work together to save lives and reduce suffering from cancer. As a public-private partnership, the Coalition works to strengthen existing cancer-related programs and create new initiatives to accelerate cancer prevention, early detection, research, and treatment. By providing assistance and guidance in the use of Georgia's resources, the Georgia Cancer Coalition hopes to reduce cancer mortality and incidence. The Coalition is the first of its kind in the nation and is fast becoming a national model.

Contact: Angie Patterson, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
E-mail:; Phone: 404-584-0657; Fax: 404-584-8404
50 Hurt Plaza, SE, Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30303


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