These are sources of inspiration, support, knowledge, and community . . .
Gilda’s Club: The most comprehensive cancer support organization & community, with programs for support and also just for FUN available for people with all types of cancer as well as friends, family, supporters. AND . . . it’s all FREE!
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance: The largest private philanthropy in the United States dedicated exclusively to funding ovarian cancer research.
Tell Every Amazing Lady: promotes public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of Ovarian Cancer, while providing support to survivors and raising funds for research in order to find the cure for Ovarian Cancer.
Stand Up To Cancer: Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) funds and develops the newest and most promising cancer treatments to help patients today.
EIF: Raising awareness and funds for critical health, educational and social issues by harnessing the collective power of the entertainment community.
Ovations For The Cure: An incredible organization supporting the research, patient treatment, and awareness of ovarian cancer.
S.H.A.R.E.: Support group/organization for women living with breast & ovarian cancer.
HERA: Ovarian Cancer Climb for Life
Cancer + Careers: A resource for working women living with cancer.
Live Strong: Young Adults: Youth-oriented, really amazing coalition for raising awareness, funds, events, community, support.
Comedy Cures: The mission of Comedy Cures is to entertain and educate kids and grown-ups living with a health challenge, as well as their families and medical caregivers about the benefits of laughter and a comic perspective on the mind, body, and spirit.
Young Survival Coalition: International, non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer.
CANCER101’s mission is to help patients and caregivers get organized and informed to fight their cancer. Although the incredible, inspiring, radiant found, Monica Knoll, recently crossed over, Cancer101 carries on in her Light and Vision. We provide CANCER101 Planners to cancer centers in all 50 states to give to their patients and caregivers in need.
The 46 Mommas represent all mothers who make the cancer journey with their child. We come from across the U.S. and Canada and have different backgrounds, beliefs, and lifestyles, but there is one thing we all have in common – childhood cancer. We are dedicated to making a difference by shaving our heads to help fund research, and we have raised more than $1.9 million for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation since our inaugural event in 2010.
(I’m an honorary “momma” as I participated as a “celebrity” head-shaver at the inaugural event in 2010!)
Chemo Angels: I was blessed to have ’em in my family/friends, but for those who are on their own or whose family are perhaps too far away, or if you simply need extra support for whatever reason.
Bald Girls Do Lunch: Not cancer-related, but can provide fun and new ways to consider embracing your hair loss.
Anokhi: Beautiful scarves/textiles if you decide to wear this accessory
Headblade: A fun and unique way to shave your head, should you need to do so.
National Cancer Institute: the 3rd menu item along the top bar is “clinical trials” where she can select her type of cancer and put in her zip code or whatever and see what’s out there.
National Institute of Health: a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
Cancer.Net: oncology-approved patient information, resources, etc
The Cancer Forums: A website for discussions about any type of cancer, including lung cancer, breast cancer, mesothelioma, prostate cancer, laryngeal cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and others.
WebMD: Medical resource site; ask, ask, ask.
The American Cancer Society, is on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, the ACS will be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention.
Floliving: Founded by Alissa Vitti, author of the Women Code