Support Services

Cancer doesn’t have to be isolating and scary.  In this section, you can learn about different support options.  Connecting with a social worker or oncology navigator or meeting someone who has been where you are now through an online community, support group or mentoring program can be super helpful. There are even incredible camps and retreats for when you need to take a break from cancer.  You don’t have to do this alone.

The name says it all… “Hope Connections for Cancer Support”

Let’s face it… cancer is a life-changing disease that has the potential to wreak havoc on anyone it touches- patient, caregiver, family & even close friends.   What is Hope Connections for Cancer Support? If you live in the greater Washington DC area, check out Hope Connections for Cancer Support – they...

Stowe Weekend of Hope Cancer Retreat

Cancer survivors & their families are invited to the 12th Annual Stowe Weekend of Hope from May 3-May 5, 2013.   The Stowe Weekend of Hope offers a healthy, inspirational retreat weekend for cancer survivors (of any type of cancer) & their families.  Free services include: lodging for 1st time attendees (discounted lodging...

FREE Fitness Programs for Cancer Survivors

    Everyone knows that exercise is good for you.  Generally speaking, people with stronger, leaner bodies have more energy, are healthier and basically feel better.  Research has now shown that exercise is especially important for cancer survivors.  Regular exercise does all of the following: improves mood boosts self-confidence and...


For Pregnant Women Who Find Out They Have Cancer

  Cancer doesn’t discriminate.  It doesn’t care if you are young or old, a good person or a mean one.  Cancer doesn’t care where you live or how much money you earn or what values & religious beliefs you hold.  And cancer doesn’t care if you are in the midst...


got Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia? get to The National CML Society

  The National CML Society is an INCREDIBLE- and I mean TRULY INCREDIBLE- resource for anyone diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia or CML  (also known as chronic granulocytic, chronic myelocytic, or chronic myeloid leukemia).   How can The National CML Society help me? CML is one of the more rare forms of leukemia...


got Cancer? call LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Services

  Navigating your way through a diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming, confusing and downright scary- and that’s a GROSS understatement.  To help cancer patients & their loved ones make sense of it all, some hospitals & private oncology practices now have “Oncology Navigators” on staff. Oncology Navigators literally help patients...

S.W.A.K (Sealed With A Kiss)…

What is Card Care Connection? Alan and I were constantly amazed how kind complete strangers were to us while we were battling cancer.  Their words of encouragement & random acts of kindness helped give us the strength we needed to take on another day.  I remember meeting a woman while...




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