Boston Cancer Support is a non-profit in Massachusetts that was created for all who have been touched by cancer-whether you’re a patient, friend, caregiver, or healthcare professional. We function both online and within communities. The web presence provides information at the state, region, city and town level, such as financial aid opportunities, resources for clinical trials, free or subsidized lodging, support groups to fit various needs, and free transportation to treatments. Boston Cancer Support also runs two Collective Impact Programs:
The CancerCollaborative™ provides professional development and networking opportunities, along with resources and tools to maintain partnerships. The conferences are designed for patient navigators, nurses, social workers, community health workers, and organizations that support cancer patients and their families. Continuing education credits are provided to nurses and social workers through our partnerships with the American Cancer Society, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the American Lung Association of the Northeast.
Mission: “To empower patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals through a one-stop cancer resource from diagnosis through treatment, by way of multi-organizational collaboration.” – BCS
Vision: “To streamline the lives of patients, families and healthcare professionals by providing direct access to information, resources, education and peer support; facilitating innovative partnerships that encourage creative strategic collaboration in place of working in silos.” – BCS
Boston Cancer Support was chosen by Massachusetts General Hospital as a 100 Everyday Amazing 2016 honoree. Each year MGH honors 100 individuals and groups — caregivers, researchers, philanthropists, advocates and volunteers from around the globe — whose commitment to the fight against cancer inspires everyone to take action.
Boston Cancer Support was selected for the Myra Kraft Community MVP Award by the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. The Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards place a spotlight on those who give their time to help others and exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) selected Boston Cancer Support to receive one of two 2016 ASTRO Survivor Circle grants for our work supporting those who have been touched by cancer, including patients, friends, caregivers and health care professionals, through our website and community programs.
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