To transform survivorship from a mood into a movement by empowering, educating, and connecting women whose lives have been touched by cancer.
To establish a network where women affected by cancer can find their voice, improve their quality of life, and embrace their 2nd Acts.
Thanks to tremendous strides in research, more of us are now beating the beast called cancer. In fact, there are over 7 million women cancer survivors in this country. That’s more people than live in New Zealand, Norway or Denmark.
But a cancer diagnosis is a life game changer. Survivors must address the long-term and life limiting effects of the illness and its treatments including physical, emotional, psychosocial, legal and financial issues.
Survivorship, and the recognition of the many challenges survivors face following treatment, is the cutting-edge theme in the world of cancer. The Commission on Cancer (part of the American College of Surgeons) has mandated that its 1,500 accredited cancer care facilities must have survivorship care plans in place by 2015 in order to continue their accreditation. It is clear that the time has come to move survivorship to the forefront of the conversation about cancer.
The Women Survivors Alliance has undertaken a national call to action to address the burdens of survivorship issues on women, their families, and by extension, society as a whole. It is 501(c)3 organization created BY women survivors FOR women survivors, providing Three Ribbons of Support:
The Women Survivors Alliance is honored to work along side its partner corporations and organizations to help women achieve true survivorship, and a fulfilling, promising, and cancer-free life!