Caring Bridge’s mission is to amplify the love, hope, and compassion in the world. Through their website, users can set up secure pages to communicate with family and friends during a loved one’s illness. Online tools include journals, guestbooks, and planners which allow users to organize and share tasks with friends and family who want to help during a difficult time.
Founded in Germany in 1991 by Peter Harf, who lost his wife to an acute form of blood cancer, Delete Blood Cancer leads the fight to delete blood cancer by empowering people to take action, give bone marrow and save lives. With more than 4 million registered bone marrow donors worldwide, Delete Blood Cancer is part of the world’s largest bone marrow donor center.
The Cancer Conversation helps cancer patients and the people in their support systems to communicate, prepare, and plan. It is a boxed set of 40 large cards, each printed with thought-provoking questions and answers about the emotional and practical aspects of cancer. The format lets readers take the cards one at a time, in any order, to help them avoid feeling overwhelmed.
Vantage Oncology owns and operates over 60 cancer treatment facilities in 15 states. Their network of affiliated and partnered medical groups provide critical oncology services to more than 1,600 patients per day. Vantage Oncology has 15 treatment centers in Southern California and is committed to providing excellent, compassionate care to patients. Vantage Oncology is proud to support Camp Kesem in their continued efforts to provide high quality, comprehensive programs and services for children whose parents are affected by cancer. Some of their services include: CT scanning and simulation, 3D Conformal Radiotherapy, Sterotactic Radiosurgery, Tomotherapy, among many other new techniques and treatments.
Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support for high-risk individuals. Through a range of dynamic programs and services, community outreach initiatives, and strategic partnerships, Bright Pink is creating a movement of brilliant, bold, and bright young women who are proactive advocates for their health.
Cancer and Careers is dedicated to empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.
The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. The Cancer Support Community (formerly The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club) offers emotional and social support as well as educational workshops to all people affected by cancer. The Cancer Support Community is one of only a small number of organizations offering support to children with cancer in the family.
First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors, ages 18-39, 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.
Imerman Angels carefully matches and individually pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or survivor) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel). Cancer caregivers (spouses, parents, children and other family and friends of fighters) also receive 1-on-1 connections with other caregivers and survivors. These 1-on-1 relationships inspire hope and offer the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the experience. 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.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. This program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their “new normal.” The program is conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not disease.
The nonprofit, Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups provides up-to-date information and access to cancer clinical trials.
The Single Fathers Due to Cancer program, based at UNC-Chapel Hill, is dedicated to helping the tens of thousands of fathers nationwide who have lost their spouses to cancer. The program is the first of its kind in the United States and currently runs a monthly support group for fathers in NC with the aim of helping to create other support groups around the country. Regardless of location, fathers can access the organization via their website at www.singlefathersduetocancer.org, which offers support, information, and resources for fathers as they work through their grief while learning how to be a single parent to a grieving child.
Thriveosity is a much needed subscription-based gift service for someone touched by a cancer diagnosis. A ThriveBox will help them manage side effects of treatment, foster recovery and heal their soul while providing loved ones with insight on what will be beneficial to their loved ones as they face cancer. Thriveosity was launched by Dr. Ritu Trivedi-Purohit, a clinical psychologist working with people impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Thriveosity offers three subscription plans—one month, three months, and six months. The longer-term subscriptions are a perfect solution for friends and family who want to collectively show their support. From well-loved essentials to emerging brands, each package contains carefully hand-selected products designed to support the recipient’s journey toward recovery and thrivership. Boxes are available for men, women, caregivers, teens, boys, and girls. A portion of every single box sold will be donated to stand-out organizations in order to help them impact contribution to research, patient education, and advocacy.
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) funds and develops the newest and most promising cancer treatments to help patients today. SU2C dramatically accelerates the rate of new discoveries by connecting top scientists in unprecedented collaborations to create breakthroughs. SU2C innovations lead to better cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, which means that we can help save lives now. If you’re interested in exploring new treatment options that may also light the path to better treatments for other patients, a clinical trial may be the right option for you. Watch this video to learn more about SU2C and clinical trials.
The Moyer Foundation Provides Comfort, Hope and Healing to Children and Families Affected by Grief and Addiction through its two signature camp programs: Camp Erin (above) and Camp Mariposa. Their newest Initiative, The Moyer Foundation Resource Center, is a user-friendly, comprehensive online library of resources that provides the tools to navigate some of life’s most challenging experiences.
Stupid Cancer, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the dominant healthcare brand for millions affected by young adult cancer. Our innovative and award-winning services serve as a bullhorn to propel the young adult cancer movement forward and our charter is to ensure that no one affected by young adult cancer go unaware of the age-appropriate support resources they are entitled to so they can get busy living.
Walk With Sally is dedicated to providing free mentoring support programs and services to the children of parents, guardians or siblings who have cancer or have succumbed to cancer- one child at a time, one heart at a time. Our programs include group Friendship Activities, Heart to Home art therapy, Hope for the Holidays gifts, Molly’s Corner for books about grief, Junior Mentor Program, Fred’s Future Young Leaders Scholarship for higher education, and Temporary Family Support Program.
The Widowed Parent Program at the University of North Carolina is dedicated to serving mothers and fathers who are raising children on their own following the death of their spouse/partner. They run support groups for parents in North Carolina and are helping to create others around the country. The program also has a website for widowed parents that offers guidance, resources, and a series of short videos about the unique challenges of being an "only" parent: www.widowedparent.org.
Telling children about a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming for any parent. This new website will support you every step of the way. Telling Kids About Cancer features step-by-step guidance to help you: Prepare for the conversation, talk with your child, follow-up with your child and create a conversation guide for the talk.
The Truth About Cancer educates children about cancer in a very honest, light-hearted, and inspiring way. It speaks to children about what cancer is, how it is treated, and the effect it can have on someone’s life. After reading this book, it is the author's hope that children will no longer be afraid of cancer and come to have a better understanding of it.