The cancer journey can seem very lonely, but there are others on the road and those who have gone before you who are ready to reach out a hand.
Today Battling Cancer features some unique organizations you may not have heard about whose goal is support and care. Check them out.
Also be sure to take a look back at the Battling Cancer archives for profiles of other organizations and stop by our links for additional resources.
I stumbled on MyLifeLine via a local Denver radio station interview. The founder, Marcia Donziger, an ovarian cancer survivor, has established a great non-profit organization whose mission is to reach out and connect cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers.
“Through my own experiences with cancer, I realize the importance for cancer patients and survivors to receive support with sensitivity, compassion, inspiration, and humor. Our goal with MyLifeLine is to serve cancer patients as well as their caregivers, family, and friends.”
– Marcia Donziger, MyLifeLine Founder and Cancer Survivor
MyLifeLine offers free customized web pages to encourage connecting and support among those touched by cancer.
Keep checking back to MyLifeLine as they will be launching an an interactive community soon.
Imerman Angels: One-On-One Cancer Support
Based in Chicago, Imerman Angels reaches out across the U.S. to connect individual cancer fighters with cancer surviors for a one-on-one support relationship. Each relationship is unique and special, defined by the individuals. This not-for-profit organization was founded by Jonny Imerman, a testicular cancer survivor.
Upcoming Imerman Angels Event:
July 25, 2008-Chicago, Illinois
2nd Annual Pediatric Toy Drive Supporting Imerman Angels
Come join Imerman Angels at this great charity event! Please bring an unwrapped toy to enter. All toys will go to the oncology floor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Imerman Angels. If you’d like to donate an item for the auction, please contact Brad Pogofsky. For more details on the event visit myspace.com/toydrive
The Wellness Community: Cancer Support, Education and Hope
This organization not only spans the U.S. but has international affiliates.
“Founded in 1982, The Wellness Community is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress-reduction classes, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of their disease. ”
Check Out TWC’s;
- Global Event Calendar
- Interactive Education: Cancer Topics via RSS feeds
- WellNet News: Spring 2008 Newsletter in pdf
- Online Discussion Boards and Support Groups
This site offers much more, so be sure to bookmark it and return often.