Spring 2011

Spring has sprung and the Cancer Support Community is well on it's way to a fruitful 2011. Hot on the heels of a recent update to our Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Colorectal Cancer program comes our second Annual Spring Celebration, taking place April 28th in New York, NY. The return of warm weather also means a return to the road for the Amgen Tour of California with our Breakaway From Cancer partners. And we truly can't wait to share the findings of our Research and Training Institute's Cancer Survivor Registry: The Breast Cancer M.A.P. (Mind Affects the Physical) Project in the coming months.

We've been busy behind the scenes all winter and look forward to several exciting announcements in the near future. The articles below provide a snapshot of good things to come!  

Lily Tomlin Hosts CSC's 2nd Annual Spring Celebration
CSC’s second annual Spring Celebration will take place on April 28th at Espace in New York City with comedian and actress, Lily Tomlin, hosting.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Colorectal Cancer, Third Edition Released
More than 1 million people are living with colorectal cancer in the United States today and an additional 142,000 more Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year. To help meet the growing population of people impacted by colorectal cancer, the Cancer Support Community, in partnership with Fight Colorectal Cancer (see sidebar), released the third edition of its highly acclaimed Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Colorectal Cancer program on March 15th to commemorate colorectal cancer awareness month.

“Cancer Gave Me Focus.” Lessons in Living and Giving from a Cancer Survivor
In 2005, Mary Studly, photo editor for Time magazine and single mom to an autistic nine-year-old, was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. In this compelling article, Mary shares her experience, describing how cancer changed her life and inspired her to give back to the community.

NEW on the Frankly Speaking About Cancer Radio Show
Frankly Speaking About Cancer is a weekly internet radio broadcast focusing on how to live a better life with cancer.

CSC Partners with Breakaway From Cancer
CSC is partnering with Amgen for a sixth consecutive year to support Breakaway from Cancer (BFC), a national initiative to increase awareness of the many resources available to people affected by cancer – from prevention through survivorship.

Dates Announced for CSC's National Cancer Summit
CSC's biennial Summit on Psychosocial Oncology will take place on November 5th, 2011 from 9am-12pm at Washington Marriot Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

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