2for2 Boobs, Inc. is a grassroots breast cancer awareness to action nonprofit. Our mission is to help to save lives from breast cancer by educating, engaging and empowering women, men and teens of color to know their risk and preventive factors, address barriers and disparities to allow for managing their health proactively for better outcomes.
2for2Boobs is a call out to take 2 minutes 2 check your 2 monthly—a reminder to do it monthly and that it only takes just two minutes to do. The organization was founded by a 3X breast cancer survivor to thriver who was able to detect her cancer early from conducting self-breast exams due to her family genetic breast cancer history. 2for2 Boobs is dedicated towards providing culturally relevant and relatable education about black breast cancer along with information and resources that creatively and effectively educate, engage and empower. Our programs are designed to provide not just awareness but move it to action with engaging survivorship outreach programs that empower both women and men diagnosed with breast cancer giving them a voice and opportunities to advocate by sharing their powerful stories that educate, inspire and to bring hope and healing.
A Cure in Sight (ACIS) supports families who have ocular melanoma and focuses on research for a cure. Through public and private partnerships, we provide clear and reliable education information and access to a support community for patients and their caregivers.
ACIS educates the public about ocular melanoma, treatment options, and clinical trials that may improve a patient’s prognosis, making it less overwhelming.
ACIS is dedicated to ongoing research. We know we can accelerate viable research projects that otherwise would stall and not be completed, missing opportunities to advance research for effective treatments and possibly a cure.
AceCancer is a FREE digital health application that tracks key health indicators, delivers medication reminders, and connects patients with informational resources. Our unique platform is simple and easy-to-use, providing patients, and their caregivers, with a personalized and actionable dashboard that assists in the management of their cancer journey. You can log and track symptoms and communicate them to your medical team. By doing so, your clinical care team can intervene sooner and improve the overall management of your cancer treatment.
The Alliance for Fertility Preservation is a 501c3 charitable organization. The Alliance is made up of a team of professionals who have chosen to join together to advance the field of fertility preservation. Our members are recognized leaders with expertise in all aspects of fertility preservation including, oncology, reproductive endocrinology, urology, psychology, oncology nursing, and reproductive law.
Our exclusive focus is fertility preservation for cancer patients. Based on our collective clinical experience, we understand how overwhelming a diagnosis of cancer can be. So many aspects of an individual’s life are altered the moment they hear those words, “You have cancer.” And while many organizations address various facets of cancer and cancer treatment, we have chosen to help alleviate one of the most distressing, life-altering consequences of cancer treatment – infertility.
The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is to prevent and cure cancer through:
Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.
The mission of the American Brain Tumor Association is to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis. We do this through interactions and engagements with brain tumor patients and their families, collaborations with allied groups and organizations, and the funding of brain tumor research.
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) was the first national advocacy organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing information and education to patients, caregivers, and their loved ones. For 50 years, the ABTA has been providing comprehensive resources that support the complex needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers, as well as the critical funding of research in the pursuit of breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care.
At the American Cancer Society, we're on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.
Amyloidosis Support Groups (ASG) was formed in 2004, made up of volunteers, for the primary purpose of starting and maintaining Face to Face Amyloidosis Support Groups throughout the United States. All ASG events are free. Prior to COVID-19, we met in 30 cities from one to three times a year for a total of about 50 meetings annually. The goal of these meetings is to educate and empower amyloidosis patients and their loved ones. We also offer closed private Facebook groups for each type of amyloidosis and webinars throughout the year for the various types of amyloidosis.
ArmorUp for Life is a woman and minority-owned 501c3 advocacy and support organization that works to improve patient outcomes by giving people, especially those in underserved communities, the tools and resources they need to reduce their risk of health conditions that make it more difficult to treat and beat cancer.
The organization was founded by Emmy Award-winning journalist Loriana Hernández Aldama in 2016 after her personal battle with AML Leukemia revealed a healthcare system filled with voids and disparities. She determined then to do everything in her power to bring about much-needed change.
Today, ArmorUp for Life focuses on providing whole-patient support through a full complement of patient services across the oncology ecosystem. Our work begins long before a cancer diagnosis and gives patients the tools they need to succeed during diagnosis, treatment, and through survivorship.
The Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) is an international nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the enhancement of psychosocial services to people with cancer, their families and caregivers. Created in 1984 by social workers interested in oncology and by existing national cancer organizations, we have more than 1,200 current members who embrace the AOSW Mission and Vision Statements.
Our members practice in hospitals, outpatient clinics, home care and hospice agencies, community wellness programs, patient advocacy organizations and other settings. We connect persons diagnosed with cancer, and their families, with essential community, state, national, and international resources as part of the oncology team.
Athletes Fighting Cancer (AFC) is on a mission to improve lives affected by cancer by utilizing the power of sport. AFC is a community of athletes and patient advocates who utilize a single platform to provide support and empower each other. We have a private, online community where members can encourage and inspire each other, as well as an education center to provide evidence-based information about the role of exercise throughout the cancer experience. Athletes Fighting Cancer contributes to the growth of the field of Exercise Oncology and integrating physical activity into the standard of care for cancer treatment. AFC is a fiscally-sponsored organization by AKTIV Against Cancer, with federal tax-exempt status as a public charity.
Cancer doesn’t come with a map, so we help create one with our take-everywhere binder designed to organize appointments and records. Need reliable cancer information, coping tips, support, questions to ask? It’s all in the Bag It Bag.
Don’t feel lost during or after treatment with Bag It as your guide. Available to order anywhere in the US in English and Spanish online at bagitcancer.org.
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 30 years Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.
Beauty Bus delivers dignity through beauty services and compassionate support to seriously ill people and their caregivers.
Black Myeloma Health by HealthTree Foundation for Multiple Myeloma is aimed at increasing awareness, education, outreach, and advocacy in our Black communities. We offer help and support for those who are on this myeloma journey, a blood cancer that African Americans are 2-3 times more likely to develop and generally present with 4 years younger than their Caucasian counterparts. African Americans also have a higher incidence of the precursor condition MGUS. African American lives are part of the Myeloma tapestry and these lives are equally important, however long-standing disparities in the medical field serve as barriers for Blacks from a myeloma diagnosis through treatment. Due to long-standing healthcare disparities and inequities, outcomes are not always optimal due to misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and less aggressive treatments. Lack of access to a number of new therapies and stem cell transplantation options will often preclude Black patients from receiving optimal medical care. Our programs are created with these barriers in mind. We highlight the Kwanzaa principle “Ujima” which means Collective Work & Responsibility – building and maintaining our community together to make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems and to solve them together. We are stronger together!
Black Women For Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy. Our work includes a broad spectrum of focus areas to include programs dedicated to focusing on the direct needs of our community.
Sisters in Control Reproductive Justice Program supports policy, utilizes programs, works with advisory councils, commissions and boards to secure reproductive justice for women and girls.
Environmental Justice Program engages and educates community members to influence local, state and national policies that regulate the safety of chemical use in cosmetics and personal care products as it relates to their health and outcomes linked to environmental exposures and toxins that can be attributed to certain chronic diseases such as breast cancer.
The Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network provides answers, advice and a caring companion throughout your transplant journey. Our website is your gateway to detailed information about what to expect before, during and after your transplant. Popular features including: an in-depth information about each step of the transplant process, potential complications and practical solutions; emotional support for patients, survivors and caregivers; facts about more than 200 transplant centers in the U.S., including staff, number of transplants performed, accreditation and diseases treated; and extensive information for survivors about how to live well after transplant.
The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation, founded in 1992, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for cancer and transplant patients and their families by providing vital financial assistance, comprehensive resources, educational information, physician referrals, and emotional support programs.
Guided by a medical advisory board of nationally-recognized cancer specialists and working with hospitals across the United States, the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation is the only organization of its kind that does not limit assistance to a specific disease, type of transplant or age range. For the past 27 years, the Foundation has connected patients and their families with the services they need—from diagnosis through survivorship—to make effective decisions about treatment and its aftermath. All of the Foundation’s programs and services are offered to patients and their families free of charge.
Breastcancer.org is a leading patient-focused resource for breast health and breast cancer education and support. Their mission is to engage and empower people with research, expert information, and a dynamic peer support community to help them make the best decisions for their lives. The nonprofit organization, founded in 2000 by chief medical officer Marisa C. Weiss, M.D., has reached 222 million people worldwide since inception.
Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County (BCSS) is a survivor driven non-profit organization that provides hope, information and emotional support to every person affected by breast cancer. We campaign for improvement in standards of support and care by being an independent voice to advocate for the needs of survivors through every stage of their journey. For 28 years BCSS has never wavered from our unique mission to helping those impacted by breast cancer heal emotionally by offering support services and educational programs to empower, educate, and help breast cancer survivors thrive. BCSS believes that sharing one’s feelings and discovering that they are normal and felt by others can be one of the most powerful forces for emotional healing. An individual’s fears can be overcome by participating in a group, as one’s own courage is strengthened by the courage of others.
We put breast cancer survivors at the center of everything that we do and offer a variety of tools and resources. We provide opportunities to breast cancer survivors to come together for support and to improve daily living during and after treatment. We welcome all survivors – from the newly diagnosed, to those battling recurrent or metastatic disease, to long-term survivors. Our goal is to continue providing a variety of options to meet the needs of breast cancer patients and survivors. We provide learning opportunities aimed at empowering those affected by breast cancer to better cope with diagnosis, recovery, treatment, and beyond.
Bright Spot Network provides young cancer survivors who are parents of small children with a safe space for individual and familial healing, recovery, and reconnection. We do this through free kids book on cancer, big emotions, grief and loss, free art boxes to provide a point of connection between parent and child, financial grants, support groups for patients and partners, web resources and more!
Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. The program offers a comprehensive website (in English and Spanish), free publications (in English and Spanish), career coaching, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free professional counseling, educational programs, financial assistance and practical help to people with cancer, their loved ones and the bereaved.
Cancer Connect: You are not alone – Cancer Connect brings experts, advocates and patients together to share information and support. The Cancer Connect fully moderated, peer-to-peer support group allows individual patients to connect with others being treated at leading cancer centers including Harvard-Dana Farber, Roswell Park, Ohio State and others to learn, share information, and support each other
Cancer Hope Network provides free one-on-one support to adult cancer patients and their loved ones. Each of CHN’s 400+ volunteers is at least one year post-treatment or successfully undergoing maintenance therapies. They represent more than 80 cancer types and speak 15 languages. Support Volunteers offer support from diagnosis, through treatment and into recovery. Cancer Hope Network serves cancer patients in the United States and Canada.
Since 1996, Cancer Pathways has stayed true to its mission of ‘facing cancer together' by offering deep and far-reaching support for those who have been touched by cancer. We host events, educational forums, teen education, wellness classes, kids camp, and workplace support all at no cost to members of our community. Our programs and support groups create a space for education and empowerment. To learn more, visit: www.cancerpathways.org.
The Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN) is a group of healthcare professionals who share experiences and best practices in all aspects of cancer patient education. The Cancer Patient Education Network was founded in 1989 by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a structure for strengthening cancer education through collaboration with patient educators at NCI-designated Cancer Centers in the U.S. Recognizing the value of CPEN for those working in cancer patient education, and wishing to broaden our reach to a larger audience of patient educators, CPEN established itself as an independent professional organization in July 2005. Through our work and collaboration, we reach our goals of delivering effective education to patients and their families. Effective education is essential for achieving optimum outcomes for cancer patients, and the use of evidence-based best practices in patient and family education has contributed to the ongoing national and international efforts to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality.
As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research and advocacy. The organization includes an international network of Affiliates that offer the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer, as well as a community of support available online and over the phone. The Research and Training Institute conducts cutting-edge psychosocial, behavioral and survivorship research. CSC furthers its focus on patient advocacy through its Cancer Policy Institute, informing public policy in Washington, D.C. and across the nation.
Cancer Wellness is a new lifestyle magazine & brand delivering cutting-edge content on beauty, health care, innovations, nutrition, entertainment, and other resources for those within the cancer community, including fighters, thrivers, and supporters.
Cancerdietitian.com is a healthy living web site for cancer survivors and their friends and family. It translates evidence based nutrition guidelines into consumer friendly messages for everyday life and debunks the many myths regarding nutrition and cancer. The site reaches thousands of people across the country who are interested in cancer nutrition and the most current topics on healthy lifestyle in our culture. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with cancer or not, we will provide you with the most up-to-date and evidence based information regarding lifestyle choices and cancer risk.
The site is authored by Julie Lanford MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, the Wellness Director for Cancer Services, a non-profit located in NC. She is a registered dietitian, licensed nutritionist and a board certified specialist in oncology nutrition. Her passion is wellness for cancer prevention and survivorship, and she specializes in making healthy living fun!
CaringBridge is a nonprofit social network that helps you connect with your family and friends during a health journey. It is an online platform with simple tools for patients and caregivers to share health updates, and for their community to offer support and encouragement. Confronting an illness or injury is one of the most demanding, isolating things you can do. Family and friends are an amazing source of support, but constantly sharing updates with each and every one of them is impractical. CaringBridge replaces countless texts and emails with a free, easy-to-use communications platform. For more than 25 years, CaringBridge has made it simple and safe to offer or ask for support when it’s needed most. Over 300,000 people use the private and ad-free platform every single day. Learn more or start your free site today at caringbridge.org.
Cervivor is a global community of patient advocates who inspire and empower those affected by cervical cancer by educating and motivating them to use their voices for creating awareness to end stigma, influence decision and change, and end cervical cancer. Cervivor also provides support programming to those impacted by a cervical cancer diagnosis.
CLL Society is an inclusive, patient-centric, physician-curated nonprofit organization that addresses the unmet needs of the chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) community through patient education, advocacy, support, and research. We explain the rapidly changing therapeutic landscape and the importance of clinical trials, build patient support networks, engage in research, and educate providers and patients. We believe SMART PATIENTS GET SMART CARE™.
The Coalition to Protect Parenthood After Cancer (CPPAC) aims to raise awareness surrounding fertility options for cancer patients before cancer treatment. CPPAC works to preserve the opportunity for parenthood after cancer treatments by seeking to raise awareness of this option into the doctor/patient conversation, as well as promote insurance coverage of fertility preservation, thus helping enable cancer patients to be able to have biological children in the future.
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance empowers a nation of passionate and determined allies to prevent, treat, and overcome colorectal cancer in their lives and communities. We advocate for prevention, magnify support, and accelerate research to end this disease. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Alliance is the largest national nonprofit dedicated to colorectal cancer. We exist to end colorectal cancer in our lifetime.
CURE Media Group is the leading resource for cancer updates, research and education. It combines a full suite of media products, including its industry-leading website, CUREtoday.com; innovative video programs, such as “CURE Connections®”; a series of widely attended live events; and CURE® magazine, which reaches over 1 million readers, as well as the dynamic website for oncology nurses, OncNursingNews.com, and its companion publication, Oncology Nursing News®. CURE Media Group is part of the Cranbury, New Jersey-based MJH Associates, Inc., family of businesses, which includes the acclaimed OncLive® platform of resources for the practicing oncologist. For more information, visit http://www.curetoday.com and http://www.mjhassoc.com.
The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation is an independent, non-profit patient advocacy organization dedicated to supporting every person affected by cutaneous lymphoma by promoting awareness and education, advancing patient care, and facilitating research. We offer programming for both the newly-diagnosed patient and those who have been living with their diagnosis for a long time, providing information that can help improve and maintain quality of life while living with cutaneous lymphoma.
We exist to make sure that each person with cutaneous lymphoma gets the best care possible.
The Health Equity Emissary Team (HEET) is a special-ops peer network embedded within Diverse Health Hub spotlighting global health inequities. HEET is led by a health advocacy think tank with a multiplicity of backgrounds made up of diverse advocates working directly with key stakeholders and health advocacy organizations throughout the healthcare industry who desire to address health disparities, impact health outcomes and focus on the needs of diverse health communities. HEET raises awareness through the production of diverse and dynamic educational content. We develop resources for health communities and providers to increase cultural competency and to promote agency for optimal health outcomes.
Do It For The Love is a nonprofit wish-granting foundation that brings people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges, and wounded veterans to live concerts. Founded in 2013 by musician Michael Franti and ER nurse Sara Agah, Do It For The Love has, to date, granted more than 500 wishes, working with a wide variety of musicians. Through the healing power of music, our goal is to inspire joy, hope, and lasting celebratory memories in the face of severe illness or trauma.
Dollar For is a national nonprofit that crushes medical bills by empowering patients and advocating on their behalf. The 2010 Affordable Care Act requires nonprofit hospitals to offer charity care programs to keep their tax-exempt status. These financial assistance programs reduce or eliminate medical bills for low-to-middle income patients. Dollar For makes charity care known, easy, and fair. We help patients check if they are eligible for financial assistance, prepare and submit applications, and get hospital medical bills forgiven. Our services are completely free⸺no strings attached.
Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research challenges the status quo to end breast cancer and improve the lives of people impacted by it now through education and advocacy.
In 2020, the Foundation was recognized by both Charity Navigator and Medical News Today as the #1 breast cancer research organization in the U.S. These honors measure both stewardship of resources and subsequent impact. Through our signature program, Love Research Army, we thoughtfully engage over 350,000 supporters by providing them with ongoing, real-time access to an array of breast cancer studies aimed at finding cause and ultimately ending breast cancer. The Foundation drives collaborative, cutting-edge research with nontraditional partners, brings to light the collateral damage of treatment and seeks ways to diminish it, and interprets science to empower patients. Fast, flexible, and project-based, the Foundation actively engages the public in scientific research to ensure that it produces accurate and meaningful results.
The elephant in the room is cancer. Tea is the relief conversation provides.
Our mission is to help cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers feel less alone in their experience with cancer. We have the only magazine written for and by the AYA cancer community, telling their story in their own words. In addition to our free quarterly magazine, we release new weekly content on our website as well as offer unique programming for the AYA community. Our goal is to help individuals experience relief through self-expression, inspire others during their cancer journey, and connect them with supportive organizations.
EmergingMed is the leading innovator in clinical trial enrollment optimization. Our company was founded in 2000 to accelerate the discovery of new and better treatments for people with serious and life threatening medical conditions. We provide services for patients that raise awareness and facilitate access to clinical trials. These patient-focused services are part of the broader solution EmergingMed hosts for clinical trial sponsors and investigators to overcome barriers in the “last mile” of enrolling patients in clinical trials.
EmergingMed received a patent on its System and Method for Matching Patients to Clinical Trials (US Patent No. 7,711,580 B2) in May of 2010. This matching system shortens the clinical trial search process from weeks to minutes, helping users identify clinical trials with eligibility criteria that match a patient’s specific diagnosis, stage, symptoms, and treatment history.
Over the years, we have facilitated clinical trial searches for nearly 500,000 patients with cancer and other serious and life threatening conditions.
At Expect Miracles Foundation, our goal is to provide hope. We understand that while we strive to help patients become cancer-free, cancer isn’t free. So with support from the financial services community and beyond, we bring meaningful resources to cancer research and financial and emotional assistance to people and families impacted by cancer.
FORCE improves the lives of the millions of individuals and families facing hereditary breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, colorectal and endometrial cancers. Our community includes people with a BRCA, ATM, PALB2, CHEK2, PTEN or other inherited gene mutation and those diagnosed with Lynch syndrome. We accomplish this through our education, support, advocacy and research efforts.
The Fanconi Anemia Research Fund (FARF) is the world leader in advancing research for better treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia, a rare DNA repair disorder and cancer-susceptibility disease. Founded in 1989 by parents Lynn and David Frohnmayer, FARF has supported more than $33 million in research related to gene discovery, bone marrow failure, DNA repair, and cancer. The Fanconi Anemia Research Fund’s mission is to find effective treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia (FA) and to provide education and support to affected families worldwide. We envision a future in which we can prevent and/or eliminate the primary causes of death and disability in people with FA, enabling them to live full and productive lives. To us, the best way to do this is by funding research.
Donations have helped us advance FA science more rapidly than ever thought possible. For example, no FA genes had been identified in 1989. Today, 23 genes have been discovered. Hematopoietic cell transplant success rates for FA patients have risen from 0% in 1989 to over 90% in transplant centers that specialize in Fanconi anemia. Now, our focus is on preventing and treating cancer, since individuals with FA are 500-700 times more likely to develop cancer than people without FA.
Fight Colorectal Cancer demands a cure for colon and rectal cancer. We educate and support patients, push for changes in policy that will increase and improve research, and empower survivors to raise their voices against the status quo. We are the leading national colorectal cancer advocacy organization empowering survivors to raise their voices, training advocates around the country, and educating lawmakers and pushing them for better policies.
Through our toll-free Answer Line at 877-427-2111 and our website, we offer support for patients, family members and their caregivers, and we serve as a resource for colorectal cancer advocates, policymakers, medical professionals, and healthcare providers. Additionally, we do everything we can to increase and improve research—at all stages of development and for all stages of cancer.
First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.
Our programs are offered all over the US and even internationally. They range anywhere from 2 days to 1 week. Any young adult, ages 18-45, with cancer is eligible regardless of physical challenges, diagnosis or prognosis! No experience required.
The GI Cancers Alliance works to raise awareness, provide education and advocate to prevent, treat and cure gastrointestinal cancers through a collaboration between advocacy groups, industry and institutional partners.
Their vision is a stronger, more unified voice to fight gastrointestinal cancers, which collectively make up the most common and deadliest type of cancers. The patient voice is central in addressing unmet needs in screening, awareness and treatment.
Global Liver Institute (GLI) is a nonprofit organization founded in the belief that liver health must take its place on the global public health agenda, equivalent with the prevalence and impact of liver illness.
GLI promotes innovation, encourages collaboration, and supports the scaling of optimal approaches to help eradicate liver diseases. Operating globally, GLI is committed to solving the problems that matter to liver patients and equipping advocates to improve the lives of individuals and families impacted by liver diseases.
The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE) provides expert mediated information on current and emerging cancer management options in order to empower patients, caregivers and health professionals to become direct partners in cancer care. While it is beneficial for patients and the field in general to evolve rapidly as new data emerge to guide novel practices, patients and health care providers alike need new sources for educational content that is freely available, delivered from the most highly regarded experts in a range of formats in language that is accessible to patients, free of commercial bias. This is what GRACE provides. GRACE offers a large searchable online library of short-length, focused videos, articles and podcasts in a range of cancer types as well as an Online Forum moderated by GRACE which connects patients to experts and each other.
Our mission is to amplify more voices to improve health outcomes. We do this by relentlessly focusing on the patient voice. We support and learn from lived experiences of people with a diagnosis and those that assist them, co-creating authentic connection and education that help people advocate for themselves and others.
Our mission is to advance prevention, detection, treatment and rehabilitation of oral, head and neck cancer through public awareness, research, advocacy and survivorship.
A nationally recognized, independent non-profit organization founded in 2003, the HealthWell Foundation has served as a safety net across over 85 disease areas for more than 822,000 underinsured patients. Since its inception, HealthWell has provided over $3.3 billion in financial support through more than 1.3 million grants to access life-changing medical treatments patients otherwise would not be able to afford. HealthWell provides financial assistance to adults and children facing medical hardship resulting from gaps in their insurance that cause out-of-pocket medical expenses to escalate rapidly; HealthWell assists with the treatment-related cost-sharing obligations of these patients. HealthWell ranked 34th on the 2022 Forbes list of The 100 Largest U.S. Charities and was recognized for its 100 percent fundraising efficiency.
Helpsy Clinic is a 501(C3) nonprofit telehealth clinic with the goal of helping people with cancer and other complex illnesses to navigate care confidently and with better outcomes. We focus on empowering families through education, empathy, behavior change, access to community resources, and licensed health care professionals.
We provide personalized one-on-one cancer support to cancer fighters, survivors, previvors and caregivers through our unique matching process. We connect Support Seekers with a custom-selected Mentor Angel whose life experience and diagnosis story are similar to theirs. We don't have an app. We don't use an algorithm but create magical connections with the human touch. Our mission is to provide comfort and understanding by providing people an opportunity to speak with someone who has been there. The service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world.
The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) is a patient-founded and patient-led international nonprofit organization with a simple but compelling vision and mission.
OUR VISION: A world without WM (Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia)
OUR MISSION: Support and educate everyone affected by Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM) to improve patient outcomes while advancing the search for a cure.The IWMF is committed to creating a world without WM by finding a cure. Since 1999, the IWMF has invested over $21 million in WM research projects throughout the world. Thanks to this research WM patients have better treatment options that can lead to deeper, longer lasting remissions, and fewer side effects.
The Kidney Cancer Association is a global community dedicated to serving and empowering patients and caregivers, and leading change through advocacy, research, and education in order to be the universal leader in finding the cure for kidney cancer. Founded in 1990 by Eugene P. Schonfeld and a small group of patients and doctors in Chicago, Illinois, the KCA has grown into an international non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas. The KCA promotes scientific advances through two annual research symposiums and a robust grant program, participates in legislative advocacy, and seeks to be a source of education and resources for patients, caregivers, and anyone impacted by kidney cancer.
KidneyCAN is a patient-created and patient-driven movement, drawing energy and motivation from people all over the United States and the world whose lives are impacted by kidney cancer. Our mission is to accelerate cures for kidney cancer by:
KidneyCAN shares this mission of accelerating cures with many stakeholders from across the kidney cancer community. We believe constructive collaboration between government, researchers, clinicians, the pharmaceutical industry, nonprofit organizations, patients, families, and caregivers will propel us toward these shared goals.
Founded by a three-time cancer alumna, Kits to Heart gives thoughtfully designed, curated cancer care kits to patients and their caregivers. Kits are shipped directly to patients nationwide and dropped off at hospitals and cancer centers. Kits to Heart also provides an innovative Art for Cancer Wellness Program to further address the issue of loneliness—as well as to provide tools to heal and cope for patients, caregivers, and oncology healthcare workers. Learn more at kitstoheart.org and on social media @kitstoheart.
Lantern provides step-by-step guidance for life before and after a death. Find all the tools, resources and services you need to create a pre-plan or manage a loss in one, simple place.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Speak one-on-one with an LLS Information Specialist who can assist you through cancer treatment, financial and social challenges and give accurate, up-to-date disease, treatment and support information. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services for patients in their communities through chapters across the US and Canada.
The Leukemia Research Foundation’s mission is to cure leukemia by funding innovative research, and to support patients and families. Their free support programs for leukemia patients and their loved ones include information and resources, education programs, peer support services, financial assistance, and a directory of other helpful organizations and resources.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to create a world that understands there is more than one way to have breast cancer. To fulfill its mission of providing trusted information and a community of support to those impacted by the disease, Living Beyond Breast Cancer offers on-demand emotional, practical and evidence-based content that is meaningful to those newly diagnosed, in-treatment, post-treatment and living with metastatic disease.
For over 30 years, Living Beyond Breast Cancer has imparted wisdom and connection via conferences, events, a peer-to-peer helpline and more. Today, the organization remains committed to creating a culture of acceptance—where sharing the diversity of the lived experience of breast cancer fosters self-advocacy and hope.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services. LRF’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.
LRF remains dedicated to finding a cure for lymphoma through an aggressively-funded research program and by supporting the next generation of lymphoma researchers. LRF provides education for people with lymphoma, their loved ones and caregivers, including comprehensive disease guides and facts sheets, in-person conferences and online resources.
LUNGevity is changing outcomes for people with lung cancer through research, education and support. The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer. It does so by supporting critical research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer, as well as by providing information, resources and a support community to patients and caregivers. LUNGevity seeks to inspire the nation to commit to ending lung cancer.
Manta Cares is a global community of cancer patients, caregivers and survivors that provides tools to make navigating the cancer journey just a little easier. Our flagship product, the Manta Planner, is an all-in-one resource for both patients and caregivers that helps you stay organized during this overwhelming journey by keeping track of treatment options, tracking & managing symptoms, staying organized, and mindfully checking in with your emotions.
The MRF is the largest independent patient advocacy organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research to develop effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ending mesothelioma, and the suffering caused by this cancer, by:
• funding research to improve treatment options;
• providing treatment support and education for patients and their families;
• and advocating for federal funding of research.
The Alliance unifies the efforts of its members to improve the lives of and outcomes for those living with MBC and their families through increasing awareness and education about the disease and advancing policy and strategic coordination of MBC research funding that has the potential to extend life, enhance quality of life, and ultimately to cure.
MIB Agents Osteosarcoma Alliance is a leading pediatric cancer nonprofit dedicated to Making It Better for the community of patients, caregivers, doctors, academia, healthcare providers and industry partners through programs, education, and research.
The Mike Shane Memorial Fund, Inc. (MSMF) was founded in 2019 to provide financial support to people diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of bile duct cancer who are looking to get a remote second opinion. MSMF is the only charitable organization providing grants for remote second opinions. Remote second opinions can provide hope for patients and their families. MSMF partners with centers of excellence with medical experts in cholangiocarcinoma. These medical facilities currently include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (NY), Cleveland Clinic (OH), University of California San Francisco (CA) and , Penn Medical (PA). To obtain a remote second opinion through MSMF you need to follow a few simple steps, go to our website and follow the simple steps provided..
The Mike Shane Memorial Fund, Inc. is a donor funded registered 501(c)3, incorporated the state of Maryland and is run by volunteers. 100% of donations go to pay for remote second opinions. We can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800-501-1537 Option 3.
Together with our medical and advocacy partners we believe that everyone deserves a second opinion.
We provide a custom designed, curated and moderated, cloud based platform for cancer patients, and cancer focused experts, researchers and organizations to create cancer-type specific ecosystems to enable dissemination of information, educational and research initiatives, aiming to reduce disparity in cancer care and also offer tools for patients to form communities with their peers and a sanctuary with family and friends.
My Sister My Friend Breast Cancer Support is a grassroots nonprofit 501©3 organization. Originally, formed in 2004 by four breast cancer survivors as the Long Beach affiliate chapter of Sister Network Inc. A National African American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization. Later, in 2006 becoming My Sister My Friend Breast Cancer Support. The organization provides a host of supportive services to women battling breast cancer, their caregivers and families. The organization also provides breast health educational outreach and screening navigation to lay and vulnerable populations.
Established in 1996, NAC is a dedicated to improving quality of life for friend and family caregivers and those in their care, by advancing research, advocacy, and innovation.
NAC recognizes that families provide important societal and financial contributions toward maintaining the well-being of those in their care. Beyond their work in Washington, they work to enhance the capacity of the caregiving movement. NAC provides technical assistance to a national network of caregiving coalitions representing nearly 30 states and localities in the United States and serves as Founder and Secretariat for the International Alliance of Carer Organizations (IACO).
The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital educational information and personalized support services.
If you would like to reach out to the nbmtLINK direct, you can email email@example.com.
National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, people around the world will unite to recognize cancer survivors, raise awareness of the ongoing challenges cancer survivors face, and – most importantly – celebrate life. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s more than 18 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life. The nonprofit National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation provides free guidance, education, and networking to hundreds of hospitals, support groups, and other cancer-related organizations that host NCSD events in their communities.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship’s (NCCS) mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer. Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life. NCCS has worked with legislators and policy makers to represent cancer patients and survivors in efforts to improve their quality of care and quality of life after diagnosis. Our unique niche in the cancer advocacy landscape is promoting policy change to ensure quality cancer care. Our vision is to be an advocacy organization that reflects the needs of all cancer survivors to effect policy change at the national level.
View National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) resources for people with cancer and caregivers, including guidelines, language translations, webinars, and more here.
The NLMSF’s mission is to do all we can to meet the needs of Patients, Families, and Caregivers. We have been on the front line of research collaboration since 2002; funding support of well vetted LMS specific research projects. The Foundation has developed numerous programs to provide resources to the LMS community and invaluable partnerships with those researching this rare disease.
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is an influential advocate for those experiencing ovarian cancer. NOCC is committed to providing tools and resources for patients and caregivers by offering virtual, evidence-based educational programming, peer-to-peer support groups, and direct support services using our regional model throughout the U.S. NOCC’s community-focused approach is at the heart of everything we do, from funding innovative research that will lead to improved quality-of-life outcomes to promoting advocacy in action through early awareness and outreach events in communities like yours. For more information, please visit ovarian.org or call 888-OVARIAN.
NeedyMeds is a national non-profit that connects people to programs that will help them afford their healthcare expenses. They do that free and anonymously through a website (NeedyMeds.org) and helpline (1-800-503-6897.) More than 1.3 million patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, social workers and patient advocates use the NeedyMeds website each year and the call center receives approximately 4,000 calls per month. All the information is regularly updated, accessible online, at no charge and without registration
NeedyMeds also offers a Drug Discount Card that can be used to save on prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and supplies written as prescriptions, medical equipment and human equivalent pet meds. Their Drug Discount Card is accepted at more than 65,000 pharmacies nationwide.
The Oncofertility Consortium brings diverse experts together to solve the previously intractable problem of fertility loss after cancer treatment. The Consortium is an interdisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians created with the goal to explore and expand the future of young cancer survivors whose disease or treatment may impair their reproductive ability, and to advance research and improve clinical care. At the intersection of oncology and reproductive medicine, we expand fertility options for pediatric and adolescent/young adult cancer survivors through collaboration with scientists, clinicians, social scientists, and humanists who are dedicated to developing new fertility preservation options and reducing cancer patients’ barriers to care and patient navigation through a national fertility FERTline hotline at 866-708-FERT (3378).
Outcomes4Me is on a mission to empower breast cancer patients to take control of their cancer care. Outcomes4Me has created a free app that allows breast cancer patients regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or geographic location to get access to their medical records, understand their treatment options, and find clinical trials based on their diagnosis. The app is filled with free resources ranging from webinars with top oncologists to financial assistance programs. Patients can even track and manage their symptoms in order to share with their doctors in an effort to feel and live a better life.
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) is the leading organization in the world fighting ovarian cancer from all fronts, including in the lab and on Capitol Hill, while supporting patients and their families.
As the largest non-government funder of ovarian cancer research, OCRA’s ongoing investments in the most promising scientific research is funding discoveries, creating new treatments, and hastening desperately needed breakthroughs. OCRA is the voice for the ovarian cancer community, working with legislators to ensure federal ovarian cancer research and education, patient safety, and access to high-quality care are protected on Capitol Hill. OCRA’s programs help people navigate their diagnosis and support patients and their families when and where they need it most.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to increase survival for people diagnosed with this devastating disease through a bold initiative — The Vision of Progress: Double Pancreatic Cancer Survival by 2020. Together, we can Wage Hope in the fight against pancreatic cancer by intensifying our efforts to heighten awareness, raise funds for comprehensive private research, and advocate for dedicated federal research to advance early diagnostics and better treatments and increase chances of survival.
Patient Services: We Wage Hope with free comprehensive services individualized for each pancreatic cancer patient. We connect each patient or family member with a highly educated, expertly trained and compassionate Patient Central Associate who provides information about the disease, treatment options, clinical trials searches, diet and nutrition, Know Your Tumor personalized medicine service and much more. Contact a Patient Central Associate toll-free at (877) 272-6226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Associates are available M – F, 7AM – 5PM, Pacific Time. Resources and Patient Central Support
The PAN Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications.
Since its founding in 2004, the PAN Foundation has provided nearly 1 million underinsured patients with grants to help with their out-of-pocket costs through nearly 70 disease-specific programs and transportation assistance.
Check your eligibility and apply today.
Patient Empowerment Network (PEN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. PEN’s mission is to fortify cancer patients and care partners with the knowledge and tools to boost their confidence, put them in control of their healthcare journey, and assist them in receiving the best, most personalized care available to ensure they have the best possible outcome. PEN's programs enhance patient health literacy to enable shared decision-making and provide informational and educational resources to empower patients and care partners at every step of their cancer journey.
At The Patient Helpline we research programs and services to help solve people’s problems. For instance, during the Coronavirus lockdowns many Americans came face to face with completely new challenges, like food and housing insecurity, loss of work and health insurance, or difficulty finding a safe place to get treatments for their chronic or rare diseases. The Helpline Navigators were there, fielding emails and calls, helping connect people locally, or on the State or Federal level with the services that could solve their problems. We’ve become experts at finding existing solutions and teaching patients, caregivers, and allies how to do the same, all at no charge. We're here to help. Call us at 800-685-2654 or email us at HELP@PatientsRising.org
Having a parent or guardian with cancer can be a lonely, isolating experience. Pickles Group’s mission is to provide free peer-to-peer support and resources to kids affected by their parent or guardian’s cancer. Pickles kids strengthen resilience, have fun with friends who get them, and heal along the way.
The Pink Fund provides 90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses on behalf of breast cancer patients in active treatment, so they can focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace.
Savor Health is a digital health company that provides 24/7 “on-demand” precision nutrition interventions to manage cancer and other complex medical conditions based on patients’ unique clinical and contextual needs, preferences and intentions. Through a virtual Dietitian-on-Demand named InaⓇ patients gain access to the same high-quality evidence-based of an oncology-credentialed registered dietitian through their phone via text.
SHARE is a national nonprofit that supports, educates, and empowers anyone who has been diagnosed with women’s cancers, and provides outreach to the general public about signs and symptoms. We are a compassionate community of knowledgeable survivors, women living with cancer, and healthcare professionals.
SHARE is dedicated to serving women of all races and cultures, backgrounds and identities. Because no one should have to face breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical or metastatic breast cancer alone.
Sharsheret, Hebrew for “chain”, is a national not-for-profit organization that supports women and families facing breast or ovarian cancers, at every stage – before, during and after diagnosis. We provide free, confidential, and individualized support to help those impacted navigate the cancer experience, including much needed emotional support, mental health counseling, critical education, valuable resources, and financial subsidies. Sharsheret’s programs are open to all. For more information or to connect with a member of our clinical team, visit us at www.sharsheret.org, email email@example.com or call us at (866) 474-2274.
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts (Smith Center)'s mission is to develop and promote healing practices that explore physical, emotional, and mental wellness and lead to life-affirming changes for those affected by cancer. Smith Center’s work is based on a single profound idea: that everyone harbors the innate ability to heal, even in the face of life’s most serious challenges.
Smith Center is the only independent, non-profit organization providing holistic, innovative health services in Washington, DC.
For 40 years, Special Love has provided a strong, nurturing environment for children with cancer and their families through its free camps and get-away weekends, emergency financial assistance, educational scholarships for young adults who have beaten cancer and are ready to move on with their lives, and virtual programs to reach kids in their homes, or the hospital.
Special Love began its work in 1983 with the launch of Camp Fantastic, a week-long camp for children with cancer, and quickly expanded to include a week-long camp just for the siblings, them weekends and support for the whole family.
Children who participate in, and benefit from Special Love's programs, range in age from 7-17 years of age and young survivors ages 18-25 . Since its inception in 1983, children have come from Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and the Carolinas, as well as from across the country through our unique partnership with the National Cancer Institute.
Stupid Cancer's mission is to help empower everyone affected by adolescent and young adult (AYA, ages 15 – 39) cancer by ending isolation and building community. Through our innovative online and in person programming we provide age-appropriate information and resources, and build connections in the AYA community so patients, survivors, caregivers, and professionals can Get Busy Living. Visit stupidcancer.org to learn more!
Surviving Breast Cancer provides free educational and support programs for those diagnosed with breast cancer and their families. They offer weekly workshops that focus on quality of life, mental and emotional well-being, as well as virtual support groups for early stage, late stage, children, and caregivers. You can find additional support and education on the Surviving Breast Cancer App, and on their podcast, Breast Cancer Conversations. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Komen Patient Care Center Connects people to high-quality care and helps them overcome barriers in the health care system. The Komen Helpline offers support provided by trained specialists and oncology social workers to support those navigating our complex health care system in both English and Spanish. Komen’s Treatment Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help cover expenses related to housing, transportation, food, medications, equipment, home care, child and elder care, and more. Komen's Patient Navigation programs are designed to connect patients to support and resources, empower navigators with knowledge, skills and solutions, and expand our reach to serve patients no matter where they live.
Every adolescent and young adult (AYA) that gets diagnosed with cancer in the United States deserves access to specialized clinical care and support services that improves their survival and quality of life during and after treatment. Teen Cancer America provides the expertise that hospitals and healthcare professionals require to understand the unique needs and nuances of AYA cancer care. We are the only organization that offers this specialized education, guidance, and support.
Play It Back Songs is a community created for AYA (adolescent and young adult) cancer patients and survivors who dive into the art of songwriting and producing as an opportunity for self expression. Steeped in the complete recording-artist experience, from song conception to world-class finished productions, AYAs experience the exhilarating, boundless and healing nature of music creation. They join a fellowship of young music creators who grow well beyond their shared cancer experience. Through their love of music, they reach heights that transcend expectations.
The Testicular Cancer Foundation provides education and support to young adult men to raise awareness about testicular cancer, the #1 cancer among men ages 15 – 35. Testicular Cancer Foundation education materials include shower cards, brochures, a website, and an iPhone/iPad app. Additionally, the Testicular Cancer Foundation invests significant time helping families, speaking to groups and sharing its mission and resources with the medical and healthcare communities, schools and wherever groups of young men can be reached.
The Chrysalis Initiative exists to disrupt outcome disparities within breast cancer so every patient receives the care they deserve. By providing patients with mentoring and resource navigation and equipping Black women (and other disparate groups) with the opportunity and education to assess their breast cancer risk, we are closing the gap one story at a time.
In addition to supporting patients with breast cancer, The Chrysalis Cancer Curriculum Provider Training challenges institutional realities with evidence-based strategies to guide providers as they reshape their paradigms and improve their practices to eradicate treatment disparities.
Therapy for Black Girls is dedicated to sustaining and growing an engaged community centered on the mental health needs of Black
women and girls. We do this by creating resources, content, and experiences to present mental health information in a way that feels relevant and accessible.
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is an international nonprofit organization advised by thyroid cancer specialists. ThyCa educates and supports anyone affected by a thyroid cancer diagnosis through our comprehensive website, free downloadable handbooks on all types of thyroid cancer and low-iodine diet cookbook, and our support services. ThyCa sponsors webinars, seminars, workshops, and our annual international 3-day conference, as well as Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, year-round awareness programs for early detection, and thyroid cancer research funds and research grants.
Tigerlily Foundation is a national breast cancer foundation providing education, awareness, advocacy, and hands-on support to young women (15-45) – before, during, and after breast cancer. We envision a future where breast cancer diagnosis doesn’t inspire fear but ignites hope for a future because:
The mission of Twisted Pink is to provide hope and connection to people living with metastatic breast cancer by funding bold breakthroughs in research and awareness of the disease.
Twisted Pink currently operates on three pillars, Support, Research and Hope. We offer support through our Box of Hope Program. Our Research Program is focused on funding projects that will extend lives and improve quality of life for people living with metastatic breast cancer. We offer Hope through our private online support group, Lunch & Learn Video Series for patients and caregivers, and Scholarship Programs.
Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) is a non-profit organization committed to assisting families affected by the financial strains of pediatric cancer at 59 partner hospitals and centers worldwide. TRF's mission is to strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by offsetting out-of-pocket life expenses.
The Ulman Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting young adults affected by cancer, is proud to continue its efforts to improve the lives of those impacted by the disease. Established in 1997, the Ulman Foundation has provided free resources and support to thousands of young adults, and their loved ones, affected by cancer for over 25 years. This includes programs such as navigation services, housing assistance, social support, and physical activity opportunities. All supportive services are free of charge!
In addition to these services, the Ulman Foundation also raises awareness about the unique challenges faced by young adults with cancer and works to improve access to quality care. With a mission to empower, educate, and support young adult cancer survivors and their families, the Ulman Foundation remains a leading advocate for this underserved population.
The Ulman Foundation invites everyone to join their mission to make a difference in the lives of young adult cancer survivors. Whether through volunteering, fundraising, or spreading awareness, there are many ways to get involved and make a positive impact. The Ulman Foundation is grateful for the continued support of its partners, volunteers, and donors, and is committed to continuing its work to improve the lives of those affected by cancer and provide free support services.
The Unite for HER Wellness Program provides free integrative therapies, services, and resources to those diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, or ovarian cancer in the United States. Wellness Program members are eligible to receive free services like nutrition counseling, healthy meal and vegetable deliveries, yoga and fitness classes, Reiki, professional counseling, and more, with their Wellness Passport. To learn more and view program details, visit uniteforher.org.
Upsolve is a nonprofit tool that helps individuals file for bankruptcy for free. Think TurboTax for bankruptcy. Use Upsolve to wipe away debts from exorbitant medical bills, credit cards, job loss, and other financial shocks.
We Are Here was formed by survivors and caregivers to make the impact cancer has on everyday life less overwhelming and less expensive. Members discuss their needs with the We Are Here Team and are connected to services (many free or discounted) such as housekeeping, dog walking, meditation classes, oncology nutrition coaching, and surrogacy or to products such as treatment/recovery clothes and hair preservation items. They also work to connect members to nonprofit organizations, including those offering grants and financial coaching. Their goals: lighten your load; lighten your mind; help you make ends meet. Wherever and whoever you are.
Wellness House envisions a community where all people affected by cancer thrive. Offered at no cost, and as a complement to medical treatment, our programs educate, support, and empower participants so they will improve their physical and emotional well-being.
For cancer patients, their family and friends, and caregivers, it’s difficult to cope with worry and stress brought about by diagnosis, demanding treatments, and what comes after. These emotional effects can lead to unexpected challenges in work and home life, possibly even impacting the success of treatment and recovery. We understand this challenge. Together, we’ll help you adapt to a new life after a cancer diagnosis.
YASU is a health and wellness community that provides emotional, social, and financial support to young adult cancer survivors and caregivers/co-survivors. Through virtual and in-person programming, we enhance quality of lives with age-appropriate support and a range of activities that are facilitated by professionals and trained advocates. Our in-person programming is offered in Pittsburgh, PA where our headquarters is located. We believe in collaboration in order to offer more impactful support to young adult cancer survivors and caregivers. Our researcher conducts data collection and analysis for determining most effective interventions that support unmet needs of the population we serve thanks to having IRB approval.
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) strengthens the community, addresses the unique needs, amplifies the voice and improves the quality of life of young adults affected by breast cancer, locally, nationally and internationally.
Roberta Carson started Zaggo, a nonprofit organization, to help patients and family caregivers manage illnesses and injuries, after her experience as caregiver for her teenage son Zachary during his battle with terminal brain cancer. The unique, award-winning ZaggoCare System provides patients and families with the educational information, tools, and resources they need to become empowered, engaged, effective members of their medical teams for the best possible care. Additionally, the Zaggo blog offers helpful advice for patient and family caregivers. 100% of the profits from the sale of ZaggoCare are donated to pediatric brain tumor research in memory of Zachary.
ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is a national nonprofit organization with the mission to end prostate cancer. As a leader in the fight against prostate cancer, ZERO advances research, encourages action, and provides education and support to men and their families. ZERO’s premier programs include the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, the largest men’s health event series in America. We are a 501c3 charity recognized with four stars by Charity Navigator, a Better Business Bureau member, and 98 cents of every dollar donated goes to research and programs.