Peer Connection

Pickles Group

by Lisa Orr September 7, 2022

Having a parent or guardian with cancer can be a lonely, isolating experience. Pickles Group provides free peer-to-peer support and resources to kids ages 6-18 affected by their parent or guardian’s cancer. Pickles kids strengthen resilience, have fun with friends who get them, and heal along the way.

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Beads of Courage, Inc.

by Lisa Orr August 10, 2022

Beads of Courage, Inc. provides innovative arts-in-medicine programs to children and teens with serious illness, their families and the clinicians that care for them. We are also committed in supporting the unique needs of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Cancer. The various programs available value tangible objects as symbols of courage, honor, and hope […]

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CancerBuddy

by Lisa Orr July 17, 2022

CancerBuddy is the first social support network for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. It helps people affected by cancer find peers to share similar experiences, resources, emotional support and a new community of buddies. People connect by diagnosis, treatment, side effects, age, interests, hospital, geographical location and more filters. CancerBuddy also offers hospital systems and medical professionals a trusted platform to engage with their community of patients and share resources and support. Download the free app on the App Store.

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Walk With Sally

by Elephants & Tea March 9, 2021

Walk With Sally provides hope through our individualized mentoring and community support services to empower children experiencing trauma through a parent, guardian or sibling’s cancer journey.

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Resilientship

by Elephants & Tea January 15, 2021

Resilientship is an online platform that brings together young women in a one-on-one model who are facing the unique challenges brought on by a cancer diagnosis. The process is simple. You share a few details about yourself with us, and we will work to find you a match. Once we put you in touch with your new friend, your Resilientship begins. By walking with those who are on the same journey as you, our hope is that your Resilientship serves as a unique source of strength and that you are empowered by knowing the fight together is stronger than the fight alone.

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Cancer Hope Network

by Elephants & Tea November 3, 2019

Cancer Hope Network provides free one-on-one emotional peer support to adult cancer patients and their loved ones. Each of CHN’s 400+ volunteers is at least one year post-treatment or successfully undergoing maintenance therapies. They have faced more than 80 cancer types and speak 15 languages. Our volunteers offer support from diagnosis, through treatment and into recovery. Cancer Hope Network serves cancer patients in the United States and Canada.

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Imerman Angels

by Elephants & Tea April 17, 2019

Sometimes the best therapy is just talking to someone who’s been there. Imerman Angels connects cancer fighters, survivors, caregivers, and those with cancer predisposition with “Mentor Angels” – volunteers who share the same, or similar, experiences. Mentor Angels provide a chance to ask personal questions and receive support from a peer who has been down the same road. The service is absolutely free and available for those touched by any cancer, at any age, living anywhere in the world!

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