Advocacy Spotlight

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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August 20, 2013

Advocacy Profile: Sisters Network, Inc.

For African American women diagnosed with breast cancer, the journey through diagnosis, treatment and recovery can present a unique set of challenges. From the outset, this community is presented with discouraging statistics:According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “African American women who get breast cancer are more likely to die from the disease […]

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August 20, 2013

Call it Like it Is: Young Adults Face Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, it is easy to make it your identity. But don’t let it define you. Keep your interests in perspective even if you can’t fully partake of them during treatment. Though you may not be able to do all the things you normally do (and will do again) while […]

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June 1, 2013

Advocacy Spotlight: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer can raise many questions for patients and their loved ones. Common concerns and priorities in the wake of a diagnosis might include: a need for more information about the disease and treatment; a desire to connect with other patients who have also faced a diagnosis; support resources; information about ongoing […]

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