Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!
Today, you may be receiving a letter from me on behalf of LIVESTRONG in support of their Community Impact Project. I am honored and humbled to have been asked to write this letter (encouraging people to vote for a cancer support program in their community).
In case you missed last week’s post, here is how the Community Impact Program works: LIVESTRONG is asking all of us to vote to determine which cancer support programs across the country LIVESTRONG will support. In other words, they don’t pick where their money goes, WE DO. How amazing is this?
In the event that you did not receive the letter, I have included an excerpt of it below.
As a Nurse and Social Worker who was diagnosed with breast cancer, I have a unique perspective from both sides of the bed.
What I know for sure is that coping with cancer is as much an emotional effort as it is a physical one. Cancer has a unique way of making a person feel isolated resulting in the potential to do lasting harm by threatening a person’s sense of wellbeing, competence, and feelings of productivity.
The Silver Lining is that professionally and now personally, I can attest to the extraordinary benefits that come from supportive services provided by health care teams, support groups, and patient-to-patient networks. They help people with cancer feel less isolated and thereby improve the quality of their lives.
I am profoundly grateful that LIVESTRONG is working to support cancer patients and survivors, specifically by funding psychosocial services. Right now, people all across the country are deciding where to fund programs that give patients and survivors the tools to handle the emotional and mental challenges that are inherent in a cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
I have good days and bad, just like everyone. But thanks to the supportive services that I have received, I have been able to tap inner resources that I never knew I had.
Programs that help other survivors find that same inner strength are worth supporting. That’s why I hope you will take just a moment and vote to make vital cancer support programs available in your area.
Please take a minute and vote to bring life-changing LIVESTRONG programs to cancer patients and survivors around the country.
To vote, click right HERE: Vote.LIVESTRONG.org
Thank you all for making a difference in the lives of people in your community living with f-bomb cancer! No, I didn’t drop the f-bomb in the LIVESTRONG letter (Silver Lining).