Cancer Resource Community Site
This is an announcement of a new and helpful resource from the Cancer Resource Community (the name of the merged Wellness Community and Gilda's Club):
CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY INTRODUCES NEW RESOURCES TO SUPPORT ANYONE TOUCHED BY CANCER
New Website to Empower People through Every Stage of their Cancer Experience
Washington, D.C. - February 9, 2012 - The Cancer Support Community (CSC), a non-profit organization committed to ensuring that all people touched by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community, is re-launching its website, http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org. Following extensive user-based research, the website is designed to provide patients and their loved ones with education and support resources as they navigate their cancer journey.
"The Cancer Support Community is committed to transforming the cancer experience and improving the lives of the millions facing this disease," said Kim Thiboldeaux, CSC President and CEO. "The launch of our new site represents our commitment to advancing access to personalized information and meeting the expanding needs of our health care community."
Features of the new site include an interactive blog by organization leaders which will allow a dialogue on health care trends, new research and how policy is impacting social and emotional care for people with cancer. Through options such as the Frankly Speaking About CancerTM educational series, the mobile application Cancer Support SourceTM and The Living RoomTM, patients and families have around the clock access to information and support. Visitors are encouraged to create their own webpage and interact with others in the community going through a similar experience.
About the Cancer Support Community
Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes emotional and social support, the Cancer Support Community offers these services to all people affected by cancer. Likely the largest professionally-led network of cancer support worldwide, the organization delivers a comprehensive menu of personalized and essential services. Because no cancer care plan is complete without emotional and social support, the Cancer Support Community has a vibrant network of community-based centers and online services run by trained and licensed professionals. For more information, visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org.
In July 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda's Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. The combined organization provides high-quality psychological
and social support through a network of nearly 50 local affiliates, more than 100 satellite locations and online.