Should Cancer Decide Whether or Not You Have Children?


In 2009 I was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. I was told I would immediately need a radical hysterectomy and five weeks of radiation and four cycles of chemotherapy. While I was in the middle of complete shock, my oncologist advised I should think about preserving my eggs or embryos before surgery. If she hadn’t mentioned this, I doubt it would have crossed my mind. I was in survival mode at that time. She sent me to a fertility doctor right away.

My First RAGBRAI: An Incredible Experience


I was told that RAGBRAI was hard to put into words, that it was just something you needed to experience in order to understand. I don’t think you can fully grasp the magnitude of 35,000 people riding 420 miles on their bikes across the state of Iowa for 7 days until you see it in person.

A Promise Kept: Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Deliver 30,000 Gifts of Comfort and Care to Cancer Patients Across the Country

A Gesture of Love and Hope Goes a Long Way During Cancer Treatment
Press Release

RYE BROOK, N.Y., August 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) wrapped up their June initiative, Subaru Loves to Care, which literally brought warmth and hope to thousands of patients fighting cancer across the country.

Your Support is Changing Lives


At LIVESTRONG, we focus on three important areas: serving individuals, building communities and changing systems. Throughout the month of August we will be sharing real stories from people who have been helped in these areas by LIVESTRONG.

You’ll hear from Wendy, who faced a cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment that would mean she might lose her ability to have children.

Giving Time. Making a Difference.


Our supporter of the month initiative is an opportunity to thank the special people who have shown incredible commitment to LIVESTRONG. It also serves as a chance to introduce LIVESTRONG staff, interns, clients and community to the powerful stories behind some of our biggest supporters.

August Supporter of the Month: Lois Banning

Top 5 Reasons to Go Over the Edge with Team LIVESTRONG


On September 10, 2016 Team LIVESTRONG is partnering with Over the Edge for an all new event experience in Atlanta, Georgia! Participants will rappel down the side of Buckhead Tower all while raising vital funds to support LIVESTRONG’s free programs and services. Sound like a challenge you are up to?

Jack Kicks Cancer: 10 Years Strong


Ten years ago Jack Blake was inspired to start a nonprofit called Jack Kicks Cancer to honor of his father, and to make a larger impact in the fight against cancer. Having just celebrated their 10th anniversary soccer tournament fundraising event, we caught up with Jack to hear more of his story and what continues to drive him forward.

LS: How have you been affected by cancer?

Team LIVESTRONG Spotlight: Cyclists Combating Cancer


We’re highlighting some of the amazing individuals and teams that have made our events so special, and who do incredible work fundraising to support LIVESTRONG’s cancer programs and services.

Team Name: Cyclists Combating Cancer
Team Captain: Steve Bartolucci
Co-Captain: Will Swetnam

LS: Tell us about your Team? What inspired the name? Do you have a team motto?

Sodexo Invites Chef Jack Witherspoon to Inspire Patients

Young chef and cancer survivor shares his story to fight cancer
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ — When Anthony Verona, a chef for Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, heard how cooking helped 16-year-old Chef Jack Witherspoon cope with battling leukemia three times, he was inspired to invite him to share his experiences with patients and families at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

LIVESTRONG Fertility Surpasses $30 Million Saved Milestone

LIVESTRONG Fertility has saved more than 7,000 clients $30 million since 2004
Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas, July 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – LIVESTRONG Fertility is dedicated to providing reproductive information, resources and financial support to survivors whose cancer and its treatment present risks to their fertility.


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