In Big Advance for Patients, Cancer Support Community Adds Digital Nonprofit MyLifeLine to Its Network

January 30, 2018
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As research shows more consumers are searching online for health information, this union will deliver innovative digital services for cancer patients.

[Washington, D.C.] – The Cancer Support Community (CSC), an international nonprofit organization, announced today that MyLifeLine, a foundation whose digital platform has been engaged in transforming the experience of cancer patients over the past decade, will join CSC to bring together more than 30,000 patients, survivors, and loved ones in search of connection and community.

The addition of Denver-based MyLifeLine adds to the global network of 175 service locations, including 47 CSC and Gilda's Club affiliates, partnerships with hospitals, and educational resources that touch one million people each year. CSC's role as the leading voice for patients also includes in-depth research and policy advocacy.

"Together, we will build on our shared mission to ensure that no one faces cancer alone, and we will do so in an innovative, groundbreaking way," said Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO of CSC. "We will transform the way individuals whose lives are disrupted by cancer get information and build a community of friends and family to help them through this experience. We will also increase the patient's voice in policy debates and form new partnerships with corporations, foundations, and other organizations."

Marcia Donziger, a cancer survivor whose personal experience and that of her friends inspired the creation of MyLifeLine 10 years ago, will join CSC as Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development.

"I believe this collaboration is a major victory for people impacted by cancer. As a cancer survivor, I know firsthand the stress, anxiety and isolation that cancer inflicts upon patients and their families," Donziger said. "MyLifeLine was created as a gift for all patients diagnosed after me. I wish I had a tool like MyLifeLine to help me coordinate the care and support I needed. The Cancer Support Community elevates the MyLifeLine community in a meaningful way by integrating their award-winning cancer education materials and personalizing the resources based on everyone's unique situation. This new endeavor is a dream come true for me as I have admired the work of Cancer Support Community for decades."

Thiboldeaux and Donziger said they are committed to a seamless transition that engages the individuals and groups that rely on both organizations' services. For more information.