Patients and Survivors

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Patients and Survivors


KCP devotes many resources to cancer patients, survivors and their families. Cancer control specialists offer services and programs including support groups, educational seminars, camps, retreats, legal clinics, celebrations and referrals. View the KCP Calendar for Survivor Events.


Pathfinder - A Guide to Cancer Related Resources

A signature project of KCP, this comprehensive directory can help individuals find information and services for cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and support. The Pathfinder covers organizations, health services and resources in all 120 counties. National resources are also found at the Pathfinder Website.  If your organization would like to be added to the Pathfinder please complete Pathfinder Submission Form.

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Gilda’s Club – West Louisville Partnership

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KCP and Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana have forged an exciting new partnership to serve residents of West Louisville. The Republic Bank Foundation YMCA, 1720 West Broadway, is home to the new club to provide educational programs, support services, and special events for the community. The new location allows Gilda’s Club to expand their programs for cancer patients and families to this underserved population in collaboration with the Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer. For more information, call (502) 371-3044. Inquiries can also be directed to KAAAC, (502) 852-6318 or Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana, (502) 583-0075.

Support Groups and Retreats

Support groups are sponsored by many hospitals, clinics, churches and nonprofit organizations. To find one near you, visit the Pathfinder Website or call (502) 852-6318.

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Kentucky African Americans Living Beyond Cancer

A culturally rooted mind, body and spirit support group. Sponsored by the Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer (KAAAC), the group meets monthly and is open to both women and men with cancer. For information, call KCP at (502) 852-6318.

Reel Recovery Retreat

Reel Recovery

A national non-profit organization, conducts fly-fishing retreats in Kentucky for men recovering from cancer. KCP is pleased to support these events. For information, visit the Reel Recovery website.

Survivor Events

KCP is well known for sponsoring popular events which attract thousands of cancer surivovrs, friends and family each year. Highlights include:

Horses and Hope Race Day photo

Horses and Hope

Race days at Churchill Downs, Keeneland and Turfway Park for Breast Cancer survivors attract sell-out crowds and celebrity guests annually.

Buddy Bat at 2019 Cancer Survivor's Day at Slugger Stadium

Cancer Survivor's Day

Louisville Bats at Slugger Field in Partnership with UofL Health Brown Cancer Center in May offers an evening of baseball with free t-shirts, food, music and fireworks.

Judy Patton at Think Pink event in 2018

Think Pink

Held in Shepherdsville every October with the Bullitt County Health Department. This breast cancer education event for the community also honors survivors and has feature celebrity guests including Governor and Mrs. Paul Patton.

Support Programs

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Free Legal Clinic

Free legal clinics are held in Louisville several times a year to help cancer patients and their families learn about legal issues important to them. A variety of topics are discussed, including insurance coverage, employment and taking time off work, access to health care and government benefits, and estate planning. The clinics are cosponsored by KCP, Louisville Bar Association, and the Louisville ProBono Consortium, and are usually held at Gilda's Club. For more information, call KCP at (502) 852-6318 or view the KCP calendar.

Classroom photo from Moving Beyond Cancer one-day workshop for cancer survivors

Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness

Held in recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day, this educational program and resource fair is sponsored by KCP in collaboration with Louisville cancer care organizations. This one-day event features workshops and exhibits offering information for newly diagnosed cancer patients, individuals with metastatic disease, caregivers, and families. For more information, call KCP at (502) 852-6318.

Photo of group at Your New Normal event

Your New Normal: Life Beyond Cancer

One day workshops are offered in central and eastern Kentucky for breast cancer survivors transitioning from treatment to survivorship. For more information, call KCP at (859) 323-2002.