Thursday, January 13, 2011
There are very few times in a person's life more traumatic than the day they hear the words: "You have cancer." In an instant, their lives turn upside down and they are faced with a myriad of decisions, questions and fears.
Now imagine hearing those words and being a young child whose only concerns should be too much homework or when they can play with their friends.
For those young people who have gone through the trauma of a cancer diagnosis, the American Cancer Society has developed a program that will take some of the concern from their shoulders as they approach the college years. The Society's Cancer Survivor College Scholarship Program is designed to help students who have been diagnosed with cancer pay for part of their tuition.
The Cancer Survivor College Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to young cancer survivors as they pursue their post secondary education. The possible lifetime award is up to $10,000 per student, offered in increments of $2,500 per academic year. Applications from qualified Arizona students are being accepted now through Feb. 25, 2011. Applications packets can be obtained by calling 866-500-3272 or 1-800-ACS-2345.
The scholarships may be used for enrollment and attendance tuition, fees, and books required for course instruction at an accredited college, university, community college, or vocational/technical school.
To be eligible to apply for the scholarships, the students must be a cancer survivors diagnosed before the age of 21 and be age 25 or younger at the time of submitting the application, graduating from a high school and/or continuing college in the upcoming school year, a U.S. citizen and resident of Arizona, have a 2.5 GPA, and will be a full time student. If selected to receive a scholarship, the money will be awarded in May, 2011. Past scholarship winners need to reapply for the scholarship each year.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
CANCER SURVIVORS NETWORK - Join our online community by and for people with cancer and their families. Find and connect with others through our member search, discussion boards, chat rooms, and private CSN e-mail. Create your own personal space to tell us about yourself, share photos, audio, etc, start an online journal (blog), contribute resources, and more.
ROAD TO RECOVERY (RIDES TO TREATMENT) - Every day, cancer patients need rides to treatment. Some may not be able to drive themselves, and family and friends cannot always help. Our Road To Recovery program provides rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment
TLC (HAIR LOSS AND MASTECTOMY PRODUCTS) - The “tlc”magalog is the American Cancer Society’s catalog and magazine for women. It offers helpful articles and a line of products made for women with cancer. Products include wigs, hairpieces, breast forms, bras, hats, turbans, swimwear, and accessories. All proceeds from product sales go back into the American Cancer Society’s programs and services for patients and survivors.
REACH TO RECOVERY (BREAST CANCER SUPPORT) - If you have breast cancer, you may want to talk to someone who knows what you’re feeling – someone who has “been there.” Through our Reach to Recovery program, we can match you with a volunteer who will talk with you about coping with your breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
I CAN COPE (CANCER EDUCATION CLASSES) - If you or someone you love gets cancer, you will have questions. Our I Can Cope classes can help you and your loved ones learn about cancer and how to take care of yourselves. The more you know about cancer, the better you can handle your treatment and decisions about your care.
I CAN COPE (ONLINE) - For a quick, easy way to learn important facts and practical tips about cancer and related issues, participate in our interactive online program, I Can Cope—Online. There is never any charge to participate, and you set the pace—whenever and wherever is most convenient for you.
LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER (HELP WITH APPEARANCE-RELATED SIDE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT) - In a Look Good…Feel Better session, trained volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry.
LOOK GOOD... FEEL BETTER FOR TEENS - Look Good...Feel Better for Teens is a unique, free program for teenage cancer patients ages 13 to 17. It helps them cope with how cancer treatment and side effects can change the way they look. The program addresses the needs of both boys and girls.
CIRCLE OF SHARING (PERSONALIZE YOUR CANCER INFORMATION) - If you have cancer, Circle Of Sharing can help you get the information you need about your diagnosis, find resources to help you cope, and share this important information with family and friends.
PATIENT NAVIGATOR PROGRAM (PERSONAL CANCER GUIDE) - The American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program connects you with a patient navigator at a cancer treatment center. You can talk one-on-one with a patient navigator about your situation. This person will listen in your time of need. Call us at 1-800-227-2345, and we can tell you more about this program.
TELL YOUR STORY - Share your story and give hope to someone else facing cancer.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Oct 31 - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Tucson, AZ at Tucson Electric Park
Monday, September 13, 2010
It’s not too late to participate in an Arizona Relay For Life. There are a few events left in this year and we’d love to see you there!
If you haven’t signed up for Relay yet, it’s easy to find an event near you. You can join a team, start your own, or participate as an individual. There’s a place for everyone at Relay For Life and anyone can participate!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010