Resource Library

American Cancer Society:

Nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to help eliminate cancer as a major health project and provide emotional support and information on cancer information.

Cancer Survival Toolbox®:

A free audio program designed to help cancer survivors and caregivers develop practical skills to deal with the diagnosis, treatment and challenges of cancer.

Telephone Education Workshops:

Telephone Education Workshops are available from CancerCare®.

Advocacy Spotlight: Summer’s Way Foundation:

The Summer’s Way Foundation is an advocacy organization dedicated to raising awareness for childhood cancer and supporting childhood cancer research. The organization was founded by Sharon and Sterling Hammond in memory of their daughter, Summer, who passed away from rhabdomyosarcoma. Summer’s Way coordinates support groups and offers resources for young patients, including funding wigs for children and teens with hair loss from therapy.  Summer’s Way also hosts research workshops on rhabdomyosarcoma to bring researchers and clinicians together with patients and families impacted by rhabdo. The Summer’s Way website also features the stories of young people who have experienced rhabdomyosarcoma to share their journeys and inspire the effort to find new treatments for childhood cancer. The MyPART Network is pleased to partner with Summer’s Way and work together to improve the lives of young people with cancer.

American Institute for Cancer Research:

Champion the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.

Metavivor:

METAvivor is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

 

Local  Resources:

Blooming Prairie Cancer Group: ​​

The Blooming Prairie Cancer Group is in its 20th year of service to the community. Eunice Coughlin created the group after watching the Eagle’s Cancer Telethon.  It inspired her to bring similar services offered by other communities to Blooming Prairie.

 

Resources Created by the Masonic Cancer Center:

Advocating For Yourself: A Guide for Cancer Patients

Talking to Your Doctor

 

More information contact: Kelly Vincelette, Community Outreach and Education Manager kelly521@umn.edu