For our “Spotlight on Cancer” episode, our entire audience was filled with people who have been touched by the disease. Katie has made it her life mission to spread awareness about cancer, and many of you have too. Here are some of the things you are doing to take on the deadly disease:
healtheo360 was started in 2012 with the vision of bringing patients and their caregivers, family and friends together so they could share their health related stories and learn from others who are “Just Like Them”.
Check out their blog: healtheo360 Attends Filming for the Katie Couric Cancer Special
I Had Cancer is a social support network with the mission of helping people deal more effectively with life before, during and after cancer.
I Had Cancer was created by Mailet Lopez (a cancer survivor) and the team at Squeaky Wheel Media in New York City.
Cancer Crusher’s mission is to crush pediatric cancer by empowering their community to collectively conquer this devastating disease, afflicting children from infancy to 25 years.
As a leukemia survivor, Amanda McKean decided several years ago to establish Cancer Crusher, a non-profit foundation, which aims to raise awareness and funding for pediatric cancer patients and their families. The foundation was launched in 2008 with numerous initiatives including organizational alliances, special programs and innovative fundraising events.
Bonded Forever is a company that designs and sells jewelry for cancer patients/survivors and their loved ones. A portion of the proceeds from every sale will be donated to cancer research and patient care. The jewelry, along with this blog, is meant to create a positive supportive network for all of those who are affected by cancer.
When Sheri was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2010, she began to capture her experience through blogging and quickly found that others were inspired by her writing. She has since become a friend and conﬁdant to many women ﬁghting the same battle and hopes that her words will continue to be a source of hope and strength for people facing not only Breast Cancer, but any of life’s challenges.
Paulette Stallone, a marathon runner, fitness instructor and Manalapan mom was shocked to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer four years ago at age 44. Understanding the importance of exercise for physical and emotional well being, Paulette continued to run three miles a day, four days a week through chemo and radiation and following surgery.
With equal passion and resolve, she has turned her attention toward helping others beat cancer through education, prevention, early detection and a focus on wellness following a cancer diagnosis.
What are you doing to take on cancer?