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Reimagine Survivorship

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From 2010-2015, LIVESTRONG’s Community Impact Project (CIP) invested nearly $4 million to replicate 12 proven, outcomes-based cancer survivorship programs in nearly 600 communities across the country. One of those programs, Pillars 4 Life (now known as Reimagine.me) is now available to even more cancer survivors through their new online platform.

Reflecting on Father’s Day and Fertility

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My dad taught me a lot. Because of him, I’m a passionate sports fan. I was wrapped in a Cubs blanket when I was born – remnants of his hometown of Chicago traveled with him to my birthplace in Austin. Baseball, football, basketball, golf, soccer… he introduced me to all of those and more. But above all, he taught me to be competitive.

Survivor Advocate Program Shapes Future Research

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The 8th Biennial on Cancer Survivorship Research took place last week and I can’t think of a more meaningful or impactful way for us to have kicked off this meeting than by convening a group of engaged survivor advocates! This is just what LIVESTRONG accomplished, in partnership and collaboration with the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control.

3 Ingredients for Strong Social Impact Partnerships

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By Charisse Browner

Brixio, a fast-moving startup focused on disrupting the commercial real estate world, recently approached America’s Charities’ team about starting a social responsibility initiative to support our nonprofit member, the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

After discussing their vision and needs, our team quickly got the ball rolling.  Brixio needed our help with two things:

Partnering to Help Survivors Address Financial Hardships

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Cancer care has come a long way in recent years, with breakthroughs and advancements in areas such surgery, radiology, symptom management, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. However, in many cases, these advancements have also increased the cost and complexity of care. For example, patients are now paying higher insurance premiums, deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments. The rise in care costs has created a new side effect for cancer patients– financial toxicity(1).

Partnering to Help Survivors Address Financial Hardships

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Cancer care has come a long way in recent years, with breakthroughs and advancements in areas such surgery, radiology, symptom management, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. However, in many cases, these advancements have also increased the cost and complexity of care. For example, patients are now paying higher insurance premiums, deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments. The rise in care costs has created a new side effect for cancer patients– financial toxicity(1).

Sharon’s LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Story

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In April 2015, I experienced some tenderness in my breast while lying in bed on my side. I did feel something, but had just had a normal mammogram in January. I assumed maybe I had gotten a knock in some house or farm work, but after a week it was still there. I got in quickly to see my OBGYN. That mammogram showed a growth and the subsequent biopsy revealed it to be malignant.

Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day by Sharing Your #LIVESTRONGVoice

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At LIVESTRONG, we believe that when people share their cancer stories it can empower, encourage and inspire others. In honor of Cancer Survivors Day, we invite you to share your voice with the world. Here are two ways to take part and share your story with others:

LIVESTRONG Receives Top Honors for Governance, Transparency and Efficacy

LIVESTRONG gets four-star rating from America’s largest independent charity evaluator
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AUSTIN, Texas – June 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ – LIVESTRONG has received a four out of four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charity excellence based on financial heath, accountability and transparency.

A Little Bit of Everything

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I was diagnosed with stage IIIA lung cancer October 24, 2006.  At 26 years old I was excited about the future, and cancer was not part of my plan.  For the next seven months I battled it with my family, friends, and medical team by my side.  At the time, chemo, surgery and radiation were the standard of care.   I was sick, I spent entire days in bed, my bones ached, my hair fell out, but there was a light at the end of the tunnel.  In June a CT scan and there wasn’t any cancer in my chest. I spent the summer getting back to work and getting back in shape.

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