[APRIL SHOWERS] Bring Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

We are months away still from Movember, the movement to raise awareness about men’s health issues, namely prostate and testicular initiatives. But April is upon us, which is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. While testicular cancer is relatively rare (a man’s lifetime chance of getting it is about 1 in 270), it still is the leading cancer … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] S. 516: PROSTATE Act

S. 516: PROSTATE Act:  A bill to reduce disparities and improve access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness research, and identification of best practices in patient education and outreach particularly with respect to underserved racial, ethnic and rural … Continue reading

Reflections of LiveSTRONG: 2013 Leader Assembly

If I were to boil down the 2013 LiveSTRONG Leader assembly into two words, love, passion, motivation and purpose would certainly be in the running, but then again, when you bring over 200 cancer advocates together in one location, they always are… The two words that stand out for me after this week’s meeting in … Continue reading

Visíon y Compromiso Promotores Lead the Charge in Affordable Care Act Education

In early 2012, when the Visión y Compromiso Exit Disclaimer promotores wanted to help their communities navigate the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they didn’t wait for a national or state initiative. They did it themselves. They conducted focus groups and talked to different leaders in the field, and from their efforts, Visión … Continue reading

LiveSTRONG & Live On

Lance Continues to LiveSTRONG

Truly a sad day in sports and as an American. When an organization funded by government dollars can choose to work to destroy the reputation of a champion without having to answer to anyone… something must change. I have found strength, hope and inspiration since the first time I saw Lance Armstrong race in 1987.  … Continue reading

Proposition 29 Cancer Research Proposition Coming to the Ballot in California

If you know someone in California, tell them to vote Yes on Prop 29, supporting at $1 tax per pack of cigarettes to fund cancer research, education and prevention programs that will save lives! In California, tobacco usage results in a staggering $9.2 billion in health care expenditures, and is the leading cause of cancer, … Continue reading

OMG Stupid Cancer Summit 2012 Kicks Off Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week

This week is the 10th annual  National Young Adult Cancer Week. Why should you care? According to the National Cancer Institute: * Nearly 70,000 people between the ages of 15 and 39 (collectively called AYAs) are diagnosed with cancer each year. * Cancer kills more people in the AYA age group than any other disease. * … Continue reading

Turn the Tide. Vote YES on Prop 29

The tobacco industry is still recruiting our kids. They’re getting even better at it. Smoking rates are about to rise in California for the first time this century. The Californians in this short video can tell you how your vote in June will turn the tide: 90% of smokers begin their journey to addiction before … Continue reading

Meet. Connect. Inspire. C4YW Comes Through with all Three and Much More

It’s always an occasion when hundreds of breast cancer survivors and care partners come together for a conference and this year’s Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer [C4YW] was certainly no exception. First, let me say that you shouldn’t let the “Young Women” fool you… women of all ages made the journey to … Continue reading