Information is one of the most valuable services we provide. Our Survivorship Resources page is a great tool to learn about survival, recovery, support, and more.

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Who does Forge serve?

Forge serves Alabama breast cancer patients, survivors, and those who love them (co-survivors) from the date of diagnosis through the rest of their lives. While our main focus is those treating at one of our partnered health systems or living in Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, or Walker counties, we provide support to those living in other parts of Alabama and our virtual programming is open to anyone affected by breast cancer.

What services does Forge provide?

Forge currently offers a range of services to assist breast cancer patients, survivors, and co-survivors from diagnosis through balance of life, including:

  • Help creating personalized survivorship plans
  • Peer Advocates to walk beside you on your journey
  • Health and wellness education and classes
  • Forge Share and Support Groups
  • Free professional mental health counseling
  • Transportation resources to get to medical appointments
  • Specialized Support for Metastatic Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Tip Sheets
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor
  • Help with any other obstacle that stands in the way of healing

What is breast cancer survivorship?

Breast cancer survivorship is the journey from diagnosis through the rest of life.

What and who is a co-survivor?

A co-survivor is anyone who walks alongside the breast cancer survivor in their survivorship journey. A co-survivor can be a caregiver, a family member, or a friend. Co-survivors can be adults or children.

What is Forge?

Forge Survivorship Center is a holistic, patient-centered, community-based, breast cancer survivorship center that is a partnership among The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Brookwood Baptist Health, Grandview Medical Center, St. Vincent’s Health System, and UAB Medicine.

How can I volunteer with Forge?

Please visit the Forge Volunteers section of our website to find out how you can become a Forge Volunteer.

How can I donate to Forge?

Please visit the Donate to Forge section of our website to find out how you can make a tax deductible contribution to support the mission of Forge.