Jan. 30, 2018 — Today, the Cancer Support Community and MyLifeLine are announcing a major step forward for cancer patients.
MyLifeLine will become part of the CSC family to create an even more dynamic and innovative support network for patients and their loved ones.
Together, we will build on our global network of CSC and Gilda’s Clubs affiliates, partnerships with hospitals, 175 locations where services are available, and educational resources that touch one million people each year.
MyLifeLine’s digital platform, which has been engaged in transforming the experience of cancer patients for the past decade, brings to CSC more than 30,000 patients, survivors, and loved ones in search of support and community.
As research shows that more and more consumers are turning to online resources for health information, this alliance positions us to deliver expanded digital services in an innovative, groundbreaking way.
In addition to marking a milestone for the delivery of resources and psychosocial support, this combination of educational content and digital resources enables us to do even more to advance our shared mission. We can increase the patient’s voice in policy debates and form partnerships with new companies and organizations that want to help patients living with a cancer diagnosis.
As we embark on this new endeavor, we are also committed to ensuring a smooth transition that engages the individuals and groups that rely on both resources—and have established one-stop shops on both websites to help answer questions and provide updates.
In fact, Marcia Donziger, a cancer survivor whose personal experience and those of her friends inspired the creation of MyLifeLine 10 years ago, will join the Cancer Support Community as Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development.
We are so thrilled to share this news and look forward to sharing with you the new advances that will help ensure no one faces cancer alone.
Yours in fearless advocacy for patients,
Kim Thiboldeaux Maria Donziger
CEO, Cancer Support Community Founder, MyLifeLine