On September 18, 2020, it was announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died after five bouts with cancer (including colon, lung, and most recently metastatic pancreatic cancer).
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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.
Cancer Support Community (CSC) earned 10 Digital Health Awards last Friday at the spring 2020 event organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC)-- two of the awards were first-time wins for us.
At the Cancer Support Community, we recognize that we are facing extremely challenging times in our country due to the many layers of crisis and strife affecting our families, our communities and our nation. Both COVID-19 and the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor lay bare the racial inequities in our society and magnify very real systemic and institutional injustices.
March is national social work month, and we want to take a moment to thank social workers and the CSC workforce for the passion, knowledge, and energy they bring to their work each day. We also want to say that we are particularly appreciative of their efforts during this complicated time, which has made many people feel a heightened sense of anxiety, sadness, or concern.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have have taken swift action to ensure patients and caregivers have access to our support and navigation services through digital channels and our toll-free Helpline. We are also fortunate to have many friends in the entertainment, sports, and advocacy sectors who have graciously agreed to send messages of hope to people affected by cancer. We are honored that Dr. Jill Biden, a longtime friend of our organization and passionate advocate for patients and families, delivered the first in what will be a series of messages, songs, and other expressions of inspiration.
CSC President Linda Bohannon sat down with actor and racecar driver Patrick Dempsey to discuss his work in cancer care, including The Dempsey Center, the importance of patient empowerment and more.
In a remarkable week of award announcements, the Cancer Support Community received multiple accolades. MyLifeLine, its digital platform, and our publications, social media, and radio show were recognized for their outstanding quality.
Today’s Wall Street Journal includes an in-depth story from Laura Landro examining the unique challenges facing cancer survivors. The article’s subheadline sums it up in one clear sentence: “As more patients are treated successfully, doctors and researchers are focusing more on helping people navigate the difficult, often lonely years after treatment.”
Today, the Cancer Support Community and Airbnb are teaming up to connect people traveling for cancer treatment with free, temporary housing through Airbnb's Open Homes program.