photo of Ruth Rechis, PhD, Vice President of Mission Programs and cancer survivor

At LIVESTRONG everything we do is intended to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer. We do research to understand what people need, and then we create programs to help them.

Ruth Rechis, PhD, Vice President of Mission Programs and cancer survivor

Since 1997, we’ve listened to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, health care providers and researchers on how we, as an organization and a society, can better serve the cancer community.

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Our Priorities

Helping cancer survivors and their loved ones has been our goal from day one. We believe in putting the patient first, and that is why we created tools and resources to help ease the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.

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    We offer free support to cancer survivors through our cancer navigation services, Guidebook and Cancer Guide and Tracker app.

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    Our free cancer navigation services and resources are not only available to cancer survivors but to their loved ones as well.

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    Health Care Professionals

    We arm the health care community with the tools and resources to better assist cancer survivors and their families.

Our Reach

Our innovative partnerships like LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a 12-week exercise program for cancer survivors, have helped us expand our reach to cancer survivors nationally and beyond. We constantly push to find new and innovative solutions to the day-to-day concerns and challenges they face.

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    LIVESTRONG at School

    Our curriculum offers online lessons for grades K-12 to help educators teach their students about cancer in a way that is age-appropriate, inspiring and empowering.

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    Community Impact Project

    We’ve invested more than $4 million to replicate twelve cancer programs in more than 600 communities, serving tens of thousands of survivors in the process.

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Our Impact

We are transforming the way the world fights cancer by partnering with best-in-class cancer institutions, politicians and policymakers, and by launching the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, a new, bold endeavor with the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

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    Centers of Excellence

    Since 2005, we have collaborated with cancer centers at leading medical institutions to provide direct survivorship services to cancer patients; the knowledge we gained led to the creation of the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes.

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    We advocate alongside dedicated volunteers and key partners for people affected by cancer. From promoting patient-centered approaches to cancer care to ensuring policymakers make cancer a top priority, we are leaders in the fight.

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    We launched our global initiatives in 2009, bringing cancer anti-stigma campaigns and patient empowerment forums to communities around the world. Our goal is to encourage dialogue about cancer and to break fear and silence about the disease.

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I wish everyone had the kind of support I had. The services are easy to find; all the people are incredible. I really feel like that’s why I’m doing so well right now. LIVESTRONG has really been there for me.

Genny, colorectal cancer survivor

Make an Impact

All of these programs and services would not be available without the generous support of people like you. Please consider making a donation to LIVESTRONG today. Your gift will make a lasting impact in the lives of cancer survivors and their loved ones.