Local Resources

Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN)
(239) 643-4673
www.cancernaples.com
Jewel Sanchez, Cancer Resource Navigator
Jewel@cancernaples.com
CAN’s mission is to make the lives of families and individuals who are touched by cancer easier, on an as-needed financial basis, by relieving their stress so they can concentrate on the best possible outcome of their cancer treatment. Services includes payment for rent/mortgage; electric, water, phone utilities; food and gas cards; car repairs, and other non-medical bills, freeing up family income to pay for medical treatment. Also available is bi-lingual education for breast cancer patients and their families. Geographical area served: All of Collier County and Lee County.

Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Ena Mendez – (239) 332-0417 x 5333
emendez@hcnetwork.org
Provides education and assessment services aimed at early detection of breast cancer in women from low-income, African-American and Hispanic communities. The Healthy Body, Healthy Soul model is used to forge partnerships with community health and faith-based institutions to provide outreach education and assessments.  Geographical Area Served: Lee, Charlotte and Hendry Counties.

Lymphedema Resources, Inc. – Claire Hauenstein
844-394-3154
lymphedemares@aol.com
Funds education, outreach, and treatment for uninsured/underinsured breast cancer survivors at risk of developing lymphedema and those already coping with this affliction. Financial assistance for physician prescribed lymphedema therapy and compression garments is provided to qualified clients.  Geographical Area Served: Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties.

The Gaila Fund
www.gailafund.org
The Gaila Fund is a non-profit organization that provides patients with breast cancer stylish hats at no cost.

American Cancer Society “tlc” Catalog
1-800-850-9445
www.tlcdirect.org
The American Cancer Society provides a catalog that features products to help women cope with the effects of breast cancer. “tlc” contains hats, turbans, twists and head wraps, wigs, prosthetics, mastectomy bras, and specially made swimsuits. You may shop from the privacy of your own home. The catalog also provides tips on how to wear hats and scarves.

Support Groups

Learn Holistic Healing Techniques for Breast Cancer Survivors
(239) 433-1403
A group healing experience helps you explore your emotional responses to your cancer diagnosis, invasive treatments, and life style and body image changes.  It helps you explore your relationship with yourself and others.  You experience cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and holistic coping skills. The group gives you another form of support with women facing similar challenges. Each meeting ends with gentle breath exercises.

Clinics

Lee Memorial Health System/Regional Cancer
Tammy Zinn, Breast Health Navigator – (239) 343-9546
tammy.zinn@leememorial.org
Provides under/uninsured, low income individuals diagnosed with breast cancer access to diagnostic and staging procedures, treatment, genetic screening, stipends, psychosocial support, and education. A Breast Health Navigator works with other organizations and physicians to identify those in need of services and to remove care barriers. Geographical Area Served: Lee, Hendry and Collier Counties.

Regional Cancer Center
(239) 343-9500
www.leememorial.org

Regional Breast Center
(239) 277-0479
www.leememorial.org

21st Century Care
Office:  (239)938-9303
Tollfree:  (888) 850-1622
Fax: (239) 938-9399
www.21stcenturycare.org/about.asp
21st Century Care provides immediate financial assistance for incidental expenses related to active cancer treatment.  The organization is also involved with research and education.

Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County
(239) 656-0211
Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County provides a continuum of care by utilizing retired volunteer physicians and other health care professionals. Low-income, uninsured women ages 50-64 are eligible for physical exams, scheduling, clinical breast exams, baseline and annual mammograms, individual education, help with transportation as needed, and follow-up.

Cosmetics

A New Dawn, INC.
(239) 985-7300
A New Dawn, Inc. is a private boutique which provides mastectomy bras, breast prosthetics, swimsuits, wigs and hair pieces, scarves and hats.   Dawn Love, owner, is a certified fitter.

Barry Anton’s
239-549-5300
Barry Anton’s is a hair salon in Cape Coral featuring Aveda products and stylists. They will provide free constultation, wig and follow up visits to people who need hair replacement as a result of chemotherapy and/or other related cancer treatment and cannot afford a wig. Please consider timing as wigs can take up to three weeks to come in after ordering. Limited to one wig per person. Please call for an appointment. Certain restrictions apply.

Blue Aisle 9-11
Shop: (239) 461-0009
Cell: (239) 560-3490
www.wigwamwigs.com
Blue Aisle provides wigs and hair accessories for women undergoing cancer treatment.

Bosom Buddy
(941) 766-1188
Bosom Buddy provides breast prosthetics that are custom made.

Colour U Salon
(239) 498-5788
www.colourusalon.com
Colour U Salon of Bonita Springs offers The Raquel Welch line of wigs and hair pieces for women undergoing cancer treatment.

Panache Wigs
(239) 390-1030
Panache Wigs provides wigs, hats and scarves for women undergoing cancer treatment.

Regional Cancer Center Massage Therapy
(239) 343-9500 ext.79503
or Cookie’s Place Boutique
lindy.french@leememorial.org
Regional Cancer Center Massage Therapy provides Swedish massage to relax the body and mind.  Lenora Long, LMT, is educated in Oncology massage.

Cookie’s Place Boutique
(239) 343-9500 ext. 79503
lindy.french@leememorial.org
Cookie’s Place Boutique is a boutique featuring wigs and hair pieces from the Raquel Welch and Eva Gabor lines.  It carries healthy snacks, gifts for cancer patients, supportive greeting cards, mastectomy bras and swimsuits, and hats and scarves.  Lindy French, the retail associate, assists all customers with personalized fitting.

Saks Fifth Avenue-Ft. Myers
(239) 489-0980
www.saksfifthavenue.com
Saks Fifth Avenue of Ft. Myers provides prosthetic aides for mastectomy patients. They carry Commando Silicone bra inserts and Commando Fashion Form bra inserts.

Snap Lites Wigs and Accessories
(239) 738-9039
snaplites@yahoo.com
Snap Lites Wigs and Accessories provides wigs and accessories for women undergoing cancer treatment.

General Information

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Lee County Volunteers in Medicine, Lehigh
(239) 368-8080
Service is provided to medically uninsured and underserved with family income equal to or less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level who live in Lee County.

Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Inc.
Janet Darnell – (239) 454-8583
www.pfbcc.org
Partners for Breast Cancer Care is a non-profit organization that funds breast screening and diagnostic testing for uninsured/underinsured, low income Lee County women and men.

Genetic Risk Services
(239) 343-9512
www.LeeMemorial.org/CancerCare
Genetic Risk Services provides you with information on how to determine if your cancer is hereditary or not.  The information includes what their services are, how an evaluation might benefit you, what you can expect to happen during your visit, what their genetic counseling includes, and if cancer risk counseling is right for you.

Lending Book Library at Cookies Place Boutique
(239) 343-9500 ext. 79503
lindy.french@leememorial.org
Lending Book Library is a section of Cookie’s Place Boutique with a variety of books and pamphlets on cancer.  You may check them out with a deposit of $5. It also has several computers for your use in research.