Ready. Set. THRIVE!
It’s hard to believe 2012 is already here! We’re kicking off the New Year with a whirlwind US trip to hear from you.
You may remember that in September of this year, Sharsheret was awarded a federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch “Thriving Again: Life After Breast Cancer for Young Jewish Women,” a program that will be tailored to provide support, education, and resources for young Jewish breast cancer survivors and their families.
Over the past few months, we have been steadily working on this new program – creating a timeline to bring you the programs and support services you most need as quickly as possible. It’s now time to hear from you. We want to know what YOUR needs are as a young Jewish breast cancer survivor. We want to hear what current programs work well and what you think is missing from current programs. We are anxious to learn what the best way is to get you the information you’re looking for. Your feedback on these issues will help shape Sharsheret’s national programs.
If you were diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 45, we need your help!
In January, Sharsheret will host in-person roundtable discussions in Chicago (1/10), New Jersey (1/10), Los Angeles (1/12), and Atlanta (1/19) and we would love for you to join us and talk about your needs as a young breast cancer survivor. To learn more about these discussions, email Survivorship Program Supervisor Jenn Thompson. If you aren’t in the vicinity of our in-person focus groups, or can’t make the scheduled dates, you can still sign up to participate in a national online focus group.
But wait, there’s more! In late February, we will also launch a national survivorship survey. This brief survey will help us learn more about your needs as a young Jewish breast cancer survivor. In addition to having your experience help shape national programs, you’ll have an opportunity to win a new iPad! Sign up for our occasional emails (select “Participate in Survivorship Program”) to receive the latest “Thriving Again” news.
Join us in making 2012 the year we THRIVE!