Monthly Archives: May 2012

New Facebook App for People with Metastatic Breast Cancer and their Family/Friends

MyLifeline.org is partnering with Genentech to help move the metastatic breast cancer (MBC) conversation forward and help build a broader, more connected MBC community through Faces of MBC.

We are excited to be a part of the next phase of Faces of MBC, a Facebook application designed to help those living with MBC build a network of support and help caregivers and friends offer that support. The new Faces of MBC “Circle of Support” Facebook application allows those living with MBC to ask for the specific types of support they need ― whether it’s a day at the movies, a ride to the doctor or a homemade meal. Supporters can then select from this customized list and make a “promise” of support.

This app also is a place where family and friends can offer words of encouragement ― 77% of those living with MBC say simple words of encouragement help them keep fighting every day.
Visit www.facesofmbc.org to learn how to join the “Circle of Support” Facebook application and to find additional resources for those living with MBC and their family/friends.

Cancer and Careers 2nd Annual National Conference on Work and Cancer

MyLifeLine.org is pleased to partner with Cancer and Careers on the 2nd Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer

Friday, June 22nd, 2012 in New York City

This FREE conference will explore the complexities working people face as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment. Topics will include Job Search, Legal Issues, Health Insurance, Working During Treatment, and more. CEUs will be offered for oncology nurses and social workers, and applications for travel scholarships are available!

For more details or to register, please visit: www.cancerandcareers.org/conference.

Cancer Rights Conference Boston

MyLifeLine.org is pleased to be a Conference Partner of the Cancer Rights Conference Series. Visit http://cancerrightsconference.org/boston/ to find information on their Boston conference.

We invite you to join us for these one-day conferences where participants will receive comprehensive information about the most common cancer-related legal issues. These free conferences will be  attended by patients, survivors, caregivers, healthcare providers, advocates, and business and community leaders.
The Cancer Legal Resource Center, a joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School Los Angeles, is a national, nonprofit organization that provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to people coping with cancer. A cancer diagnosis may carry with it a variety of potential legal issues, relating to insurance, access to care and government benefits, consumer rights, estate planning, and employment. While we recognize that it should not take legal resources to access healthcare, understand insurance options, or preserve one’s job, it frequently does. When information is easily accessible and understandable, we believe the quality of cancer survivorship improves.

The CLRC provides a comprehensive array of free services in English and Spanish to individuals coping with cancer-related legal issues. The CLRC hosts a toll-free, national Telephone Assistance Line (866-THE-CLRC), educational seminars, information on cancer-related public policy issues, and Cancer Rights Conferences on cancer-related legal issues. For more information about the services provided by the CLRC, please visit their website at www.CancerLegalResourceCenter.org.