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Become A Chemo Friend

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We've Become Chemo Friends!

Friends After Diagnosis is a local nonprofit support organization for women with cancer and men with breast cancer: They provide support group meetings, direct and personal services, and wellness programming as well as Chemo Kits to women during chemotherapy – all free of charge. 


Over the summer 2022, Friends After Diagnosis started giving Chemo Kits to women at several cancer centers around the county.  The AAUW Vero Beach Board of Directors donated the things in the list below, and Friends After Diagnosis made up the kits and added our logo to the bags, as you can see in the picture.  The project has been so successful that Friends After Diagnosis is requesting help from the entire AAUW Vero Beach membership and our guests.


The kits hold lots of good things that a chemo patient might want during her infusion time, such as: 

  • Sudoku, crossword, or similar puzzle book

  • Decks of cards

  • Gum

  • Container of small candies (i.e. peppermint)

  • Sample size hand lotion

  • Handwipes / Sanitizer

  • Personal size Kleenex tissues

  • Scarves or turbans

  • Non-skid short socks

  • Mechanical pencils

  • Fancy pen (In the discount stores - sayings, feathers, etc.)

  • Small journals

  • Carmex lip moisturizer (found at Target)

Please bring these items to any AAUW meeting and drop them off in our bins.  Or, if you’re going to be near the airport and want to drop them off, call Carolyn Nelson, Executive Director of Friends, at 772.770.9700 to find a convenient time to drop them off at 3404 Aviation Boulevard.

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