Many of you have seen our recent news announcing that The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide have come together to form the Cancer Support Community. Together, we are now the largest professionally-led cancer support organization worldwide and the largest employer of psychosocial oncology professionals. Together, we will advance the recommendations in the 2007 Institute of Medicine report, “Cancer Care for the Whole Patient” which says that social and emotional support are AS IMPORTANT as medical care in the face of a cancer diagnosis. And together we will ensure that no on faces cancer alone.
You will be hearing more from us in the coming days, weeks and months about what this union really means for people impacted by cancer, but be assured, it will ultimately mean that the highest quality support will be available to everyone, whether in our communities across the US or across the globe, or in our growing online community. We are committed to advancing this critical work and bringing support to all those in need.