DAVENPORT, IA – March 5, 2019 –The Cancer Support Community joined with Walgreens in announcing the expansion of Feel More Like You™. This is a first-of-its-kind pharmacy, health and beauty service available at no cost to help people living with cancer manage the medical and physical changes associated with cancer treatment.
As part of the program, more than 15,000 Walgreens pharmacists and beauty consultants at more than 3,000 stores across the U.S. will receive empathy training to address the holistic impact of cancer on patients. The national launch follows a successful pilot program that began in spring 2018. Ten Walgreens locations throughout the Quad Cities are among the stores that will offer Feel More Like You™, as well as Muscatine and Clinton where Gilda’s Club Quad Cities offers direct services as well.
Walgreens developed this comprehensive offering by collaborating with the Cancer Support Community, including our affiliates in select markets and our experts at the Research and Training Institute in Philadelphia, and another partnering group, Look Good, Feel Better.
“During our 37-year history, we’ve made it our mission to create and support programs that meet the needs of people living with cancer. We deliver these services at 175 locations, online, and through a helpline,” said Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO of the Cancer Support Community. “With the launch of Feel More Like You™, people impacted by cancer will have additional in-person, patient-focused resources at a time when many are looking for personalized oncology information and emotional support.”
For those who have been affected by cancer or know someone who has, Walgreens encourages them to become part of the Feel More Like You™ conversation by visiting www.walgreens.com/FeelMoreLikeYou. To find which specific locations on the page, click the find a store button, navigate to more filters in the right-hand corner, expand the health services tab, select Feel More Like You™, and click apply filters. Additional resources are also available such as beauty tutorials and other digital content.
“We have been hearing such great things over the last year regarding this pilot and have been looking forward to the expansion of Feel More Like You™ program into our market,” said Joy McMeekan, Executive Director of Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, an affiliate of Cancer Support Community. “When a patient is going through cancer treatment they not only experience medical side effects but there is an emotional component of the physical changes that happen as well. We are excited that this program will help people in our area better manage those internal and visible side effects to allow them to feel and look more like themselves.”
About Gilda’s Club
Free of charge, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities provides support, education and hope to all people affected by cancer. As a Cancer Support Community affiliate, we are part of the largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals in the United States. Our global network brings the highest quality cancer support to the millions of people touched by cancer. For more information on Gilda’s Club Quad Cities and the programs and services that are available, please visit www.gildasclubqc.org or call 563-326-7504.
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