Boston Cancer Support’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all those affected by cancer in Massachusetts. Our vision is to equip patients, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals with local information, resources, and collaborative communities that help them navigate the medical, psychosocial and practical challenges of cancer – affording them the best chance at optimal health outcomes.
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 three 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. Free continuing education credits are provided to nurses and social workers.
The Randi Friedman Wellness Program provides integrative therapies such as restorative yoga, gentle Pilates, meditation, and stress management & resilience training to those who would otherwise not have the opportunity due to financial constraints.
Mission: “To equip patients, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals throughout Massachusetts with local resources and collaborative communities that afford them the very best chance at optimal health outcomes.”
Vision: “To streamline the lives of patients, families and healthcare professionals throughout Massachusetts 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
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Boston Cancer Support was chosen by Massachusetts General Hospital as a 100 Everyday Amazing 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 selected Boston Cancer Support to receive one
of two ASTRO Survivor Circle grants for work supporting those who have been touched by cancer, through our website and community outreach programs.