Sarah Ford | November 17, 2015

How LIVESTRONG is Helping the Whole Person Heal

No one should face cancer alone. Through collaborative programs and direct support services that fill critical financial, emotional, physical and practical gaps in care, LIVESTRONG works every day to help cancer survivors and their families through and beyond their cancer diagnosis.

In this post from our Shape the Future Blog Series, LIVESTRONG shares how their work is empowering the cancer community.

Cancer affects everyone – personally or through a loved one. LIVESTRONG is here to provide resources, information, and support for people affected by cancer at every stage of the fight. We are here because no one needs to face cancer alone.

We’re about the practical stuff – planning for surviving, banking your sperm, preserving your fertility, organizing your finances, dealing with hospitals, specialists, insurance companies, and employers, and knowing your rights. We’re not just treating the physical disease but helping the whole person heal.  For example, the LIVESTRONG Navigation Center provides free, one-on-one support through every step of the cancer journey to patients, caretakers, families, and friends because cancer doesn’t just affect the patient. We know you have questions and concerns, and we’re here to give you answers. 

Supporting Survivors and Their Families Through and Beyond a Cancer Diagnosis

By donating to LIVESTRONG through workplace giving, you’re helping change the way the world fights cancer. Here are some examples of the impact your support can have on someone’s life:


Enables us to provide one cancer survivor with a  LIVESTRONG Guidebook, which provides information and guidance on how to keep track of the cancer experience across the cancer continuum, including tips, worksheets and tools.  


Can help us provide a client with assistance understanding their insurance, overturning denials, appealing claims, and receiving co-pay medication assistance related to their cancer diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one.  


Empowers us to provide assistance to a client in understanding their cancer diagnosis and treatment options, including help reviewing their medical report, making informed decisions regarding their treatment and matching to clinical trials.


Helps to ensure that one cancer survivor will receive access to one-on-one emotional support, including counseling services and education on how to talk to their loved ones about a cancer diagnosis. 


Helps to ensure that one cancer survivor will receive information and education on their future fertility risks due to their cancer treatment and their options for family building.


Enables us to ensure that one cancer survivor can receive access to discounted rates to bank their sperm or freeze their eggs or embryos prior to cancer treatment and provide them with a savings of upwards of $4,464 in costs that would have been spent out of pocket. 

Join America’s Charities, now through December, as we highlight different nonprofits and share how individuals and companies can Shape the Future of various causes through workplace giving programs.

Our thanks to LIVESTRONG for sharing their mission and impact with us.  You can learn more about their work by visiting their website at To support their efforts, please donate to The LIVESTRONG Foundation through your company’s workplace giving program (CFC #11991 if you’re a Federal employee participating in the Combined Federal Campaign). 

If your company would like to start a workplace giving program to support nonprofits like LIVESTRONGclick here

Shape the Future Through Workplace Giving


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