Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer in some way.  In 2010 alone, more than 1.5 million Americans were newly diagnosed with cancer.   Because this disease affects so many, the need for resources has never been so great….

Founded by Amgen in 2005, Breakaway from Cancer™ is a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer — from prevention through survivorship.

Breakaway from Cancer™ represents a partnership between Amgen and four nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering patients with education, resources and hope, wherever they may be in the cancer care continuum.

The Breakaway from Cancer™ partners collectively offer people affected by cancer a broad range of support services complementing those provided by a patient’s team of healthcare professionals:

PREVENTION:  Prevent Cancer Foundation

FIGHTING CANCER:  Cancer Support Community (Local affiliate = Gilda’s Club Quad Cities)

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:  Patient Advocate Foundation

SURVIVORSHIP:  National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

If you or someone you know has been touched by cancer, check out the Breakaway from Cancer™ website where a wealth of knowledge and resources are shared.  And, as always, feel free to reach out to Gilda’s Club – your local Breakaway From Cancer™ affiliate – during your cancer journey.