Advocacy Spotlight

November 3, 2014

Grateful to be Giving Back

Jesus Esquivel, MD, FACS, is a surgical oncologist and Medical Director, Interna­tional Oncology Initiatives, and National Director for HIPEC Research for Cancer Treatment Centers of America®. Since 2007 Dr. Esquivel has been volunteer­ing his time annually to travel to Mexico to educate the oncology community on cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)— a highly […]

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September 16, 2014

American Lung Association

Q. What is the mission of American Lung Association (ALA)? A. Our Mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.We are fighting lung disease with research, education and advocacy at the local, state and national level. Lung disease is the number three killer in the United States, responsible for one […]

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July 31, 2014

One Unstoppable Movement

Q. What is the mission of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)? A. SU2C’s mission is to fund collaborative, translational cancer research and bring treatments from the bench to the bedside faster to save lives now. One hundred percent of donations received from the public go directly to the organization’s cancer research programs. To achieve its […]

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July 29, 2014

Pay It Forward

When Natalie Skinner was diagnosed with breast cancer, her initial thought was, “I’m too young for this.” But after her shock subsided, this passionate young advocate made the decision to do all she could to help other women facing cancer. Now, through participating in organized advocacy efforts and in meaningful personal interactions, Natalie makes a […]

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July 29, 2014

Look Good Feel Better

Though many cancer patients may want to experiment with new fashion or make-up techniques to enhance their self-image during and after treatment, it’s not always easy to know where to start. The Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) program, a unique partnership between the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty […]

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June 30, 2014

Moving For Life

Q. What is the mission of Moving for Life? Moving For Life™ Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery is a woman-led non-profit organization with 12 years of leadership in the field of cancer recovery through exercise. Our staff of movement therapists, exercise specialists, psychologists and doctors employs a holistic approach to emphasize self-awareness, self-respect, and community […]

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May 1, 2014

Comfort in Community: Lynch Syndrome International

For patients interested in connecting with other families who are dealing with Lynch syndrome, the Internet can be a valuable tool. In 2009, Linda Bruzzone of Vacaville, California founded Lynch Syndrome International (lynchcancers.com), or LSI, an organization that provides information about risk, links to current research and an online social network for those diagnosed with […]

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May 1, 2014

Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation

What is your most cherished memory of time spent with your family? Conjure those images in your mind, and experience again what it means to feel the love and meaning of that time; recall that memory and know again the magic of unconditional love. If you’re doing that now, chances are you have a smile […]

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February 28, 2014

Advocacy Profile: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

When Stephanie Waxman was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2012, the then 31-year-old from San Francisco, who only months earlier had run the New York Marathon, couldn’t believe the diagnosis she was facing. “My entire world was turned upside down,” Stephanie says. “I was told I had a very advanced and aggressive cancer and that […]

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November 15, 2013

#BCSM: Breast Cancer Social Media

With more than 30 years’ experience as a communications and public relations professional, Jody Schoger recognized early what a powerful communication tool social media, and specifically Twitter, could be. In 2008 Jody, a breast cancer survivor, launched a personal blog related to her survivorship and also began using Twitter. As she began following individuals and […]

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