The big day may have come and gone, but keep in touch as we’re always up to something new and exciting.
You can mail donations to:
JFLW c/o Laura Howard
3115 Fieldstone Lane
Tallahassee, FL 32308
All checks may be written to Joanna Francis Living Well
In 2011, Joanna and Jen saw a need for a wider net of support for not only patients but also families and friends of the Breast Cancer Community. A monthly gathering was started and the support system grew from there.
Our mission is simply to connect the people who are experiencing any part of the walk with breast cancer. We host a group for general information but also provide personal “survivor matches” to help current patients navigate the many decisions and emotional challenges associated with treatment.
First Monday of the month (except holidays) JFLW support group meets at 6pm in the Jubilee Cottage at Goodwood.
Join us at our Joanna Francis Living Well Facebook page to be kept up to date on our fun and events.
First of all I will say it’s not a group that you really want to be a member of, but I’m so glad that I found it. I enjoy being a part of JFLW because for one night a month I can feel normal and its o.k. to express my emotions. The support group understands me and its become like a second family to me. I didn’t have this type of support when I was originally diagnosed because it didn’t exist yet. But I sure wish I had because I would have had answers to so many questions, concerns and understanding the treatments I was facing and what to expect and the right questions to ask. Having people to talk to that understand where you are and where are going is so much more educational than simply sitting and listening and not truly hearing all of the words that the doctors are throwing out at you. JFLW to me simply means lots of Support, the occasional Hug and most importantly Love.
JFLW is the club nobody wants to join, but for those of us who find ourselves a member, it becomes an anchor, a lifeline, a sisterhood. JFLW stepped in and helped me financially with a major move into a different home during my chemotherapy treatments when I was in no shape financially or physically to endure this event. This was more help to me than I can possibly express.
But the true place JFLW holds in my heart is in the friendships, acceptance, and support that surround me on all sides from the amazing women involved. From the leadership (amazing Jen and the board members) to each and every survivor sister that gathers to be vulnerable, honest, and hold each other up. It's my safe place, The space where I've grown in ways I didn't even know I needed to. The space where I'm figuring out who I am again after kicking cancer's ass and completely changing my life.