Voices of Our Community
Discover Words of Hope & Inspiration
Hear from others who are navigating cancer in their own lives or are working to make a positive difference for people who have been impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Collectively, the voices of our community are a vital reminder that Community Is Stronger Than Cancer.
|Voices of Survivorship||Voices of Caregiving||Meet Our Helpline Navigators||Hear From Cancer Advocates|
Voices of Survivorship
Strength in Survivorship: Cancer Survivor Evelina Shares Her Story
A Childhood Leukemia Survivor Discusses Survivorship Care and the Power of Positive Thinking
A Laryngeal Cancer Survivor Navigates His Journey With Grace, Wit, and Love
Living on Purpose: Cancer Survivor Amber Havekost Shares Her Journey
A Cancer Advocate Speaks Out About Bladder Cancer and Survivorship
Who has been your biggest inspiration on your survivorship journey, and why?
“My spouse. He keeps telling me you are strong, you can do it, you did it and defeated the monster. Keep going my dear. He has encouraged me to go to school and I got my master’s degree as a survivor.”
What is one piece of advice you can share with other cancer survivors?
A piece of advice that I can give to another cancer survivor like me is just to never give up, never give up, and have a big desire to keep going. … Look for all the help that you need. Ask for help. Let others help you. And never, never give up.
Are You a Cancer Survivor?
Survivorship begins the moment someone is diagnosed with cancer. Do you have any words of encouragement you can share with other cancer survivors to let them know they are not alone? Please share your story. It's fast, simple, and you can do it all on your phone:
Are You Caring for a Loved One With Cancer?
Cancer caregivers provide support in so many ways, and many have stepped into a caregiving role for the first time. What is one thing you wish you had known when you first became a caregiver? Please share your story. It's fast, simple, and you can do it all on your phone:
Meet Our Helpline Navigators
“Las personas que llaman están pasando momentos muy difíciles en su vida. Yo puedo ayudarlos. Para mi es un honor y un placer,” dice Irma, uno de nuestros trabajadores social licenciados.
“Hopefully, we can not only educate people about resources, but also help to ‘normalize’ what they’re feeling in such a way that it helps them feel OK about seeking out the support that can help them along the way.”
Hear From Cancer Advocates
Advocate Spotlight: Denyse Phipps Crank
Meet Rep. Tom Cole
Advocate Spotlight: Clay Alspach, JD
Turning Tragedy into Passion
Marking Pride Month: Meet Patient Advocate Tony Burns
When we rely on others to enact change that we want to see, we possess no agency in seeing those changes implemented. Your perspective and participation matter.