The American Cancer Society gives reliable information to people facing cancer and need to make clear decisions in order to understand their disease and make informed decisions about their health. Trained Cancer Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions about cancer, link callers with resources in their communities, and provide information on local events. Callers who speak languages other than English and Spanish can also be assisted. The National Cancer Information Center includes an email response center staffed by cancer information specialists who respond to questions and comments submitted through the Society's web site. The Society can also help people who speak languages other than English or Spanish find the assistance they need.
CancerCare was founded in 1944 in New York City with the mission of helping advanced cancer patients. The lamp was chosen as the symbol for the organization because its light represented warmth, comfort and hope. From the very beginning, CancerCare provided financial assistance for home care, as well as counseling by professional oncology social workers. By 1980, CancerCare was helping more than 25,000 people with its free counseling services, which to this day are the heart of the organization’s work.
During the 1980s and 1990s, technological advances helped the organization grow to its current national scope. The toll-free counseling line, Connect Education Workshops, and website all made CancerCare’s services available to people across the country. Today, CancerCare has over 100 staff members who help more than 100,000 people each year cope better with cancer. Our websites have grown to become leading online resources, providing both information and support. The size and focus of the organization have grown tremendously since 1944, but the essential work is the same: caring for the individual, supporting their
loved ones, and providing help and hope to anyone affected by cancer.
The goal of the Children's Alopecia Project is to improve upon the lives of children suffering from any form of Alopecia by funding a children's support group i.e., a place where they can go and feel supported and comfortable discussing their difficulties and coping mechanisms in dealing with their disease; raising money to send children who might not be able to attend the annual conference of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF);Donating monies for research on a regular basis; and promoting public awareness through community based events.
Ms Lola enacted her LYBAEA (Look Your Best At Every Age)Fund on September 4, 2011 in memory of her mother, Lorraine Hughes who suffered from androgenetic alopecia for more than 50 years. Maximum award is $375. Ms Lola privately funds this program and awards it to low-income girls and women with severe hair loss and who can show financial need. The award can only be used for custom wigs and hair units purchased from Ms Lola LLC. To apply, email her at Admin@MsLola.com and tell her why you deserve the award. Please limit your email to one page or less. If you are approved for the award, the exact monetary amount will be determined by your income. Ms Lola will contact you within 2 weeks for income verification. Funds are currently not available
SupportGroups.com brings people together around some of life's challenges by providing concise information, and a meeting place for individuals, their friends and families, and professionals who offer pathways to help.
This is a community where anyone can discuss their issues and find social support and information on a wide range of health matters and problems.
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