"Cancer is a disease that affects the whole family, not just an individual," states Dickie Blondheim (co-founder of the Joy to Life Foundation). "We believe that sharing these thoughts and stories will bridge the gap between a family suffering and a family surviving together."
A free newsletter for all donors and friends of the Joy to Life Foundation is published annually. A portion of the newsletter is dedicated to spouses and children of breast cancer patients and survivors. Spouses and children of all ages who have experienced breast cancer with a loved one are encouraged to share their stories.
Letters should be sent to the Joy to Life Foundation, P.O. Box 241172, Montgomery, Alabama 36124-1172, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. A subscription to the newsletter may be requested through the form on the contact us page.
Providing mammograms to medically underserved women is the mission of the Joy to Life Foundation, but the need doesn't stop there. Joy to Life partners with many organizations that are responding to the needs of breast cancer survivors and their families:
Family members of all cancer patients need love, care and understanding. They too are suffering. In response to this need KidsCope helps families and children better understand the effects of cancer and chemotherapy in a parent.
Please visit their website: www.kidscope.org
The mission of Sistas CAN Survive is to combat breast, cervical, ovarian, and prostate cancer among the medically undeserved using a multicultural approach.
Please visit their website: www.sistascansurvive.org
Programs that help cancer patients and their families when they need it the most-while they are battling cancer. We provide services that are often not available from any other community organization. These programs and services are available to all cancer patients free of charge.
Please visit their website: www.montgomerycancer.com
A group of caring and compassionate individuals who desire to help educate, promote awareness, and provide hope for families currently coping with and dealing with the effects of breast cancer.
Please visit their website: www.thewomenofhope.com