Around Town

Seek out support with these noteworthy nonprofits that are going the extra mile for warriors.

The Brightened & Enlightened Series Presents: TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance

Breast cancer is killing Black women at alarmingly higher rates than their white counterparts. Ricki Fairley’s breast cancer diagnosis set her on a path to demanding better for Black women — better treatments, better representation in the white-washed world of breast cancer and better opportunities to enable Black women everywhere to be proactive about breast health.

The Light Ahead

Roots & Wings Foundation raises awareness about metastatic breast cancer (MBC), connecting those diagnosed with integrative therapies to help them live longer, healthier lives.

Artists of the Cancer Community

These six artists have all been touched by cancer — as supporters, survivors or thrivers. Here, they share creative works inspired by the cancer experience, each one utterly unique but with a shared message of perseverance and hope.

Helping AYAs Navigate Post-Treatment Life

Stupid Cancer offers mental health discussion series.

Meaningful Movement with Aunt Sister

Maintaining good physical fitness can lead to more positive outcomes for people with cancer, but the dearth of resources can be a significant roadblock for some — the Aunt Sister Project is looking to change that. Whether you’re new to fitness or a seasoned athlete, this nonprofit provides free or low-cost exercise classes, for all fitness levels, for cancer thrivers and survivors everywhere.

A Fresh Mindset for the New Year

Finding meaning with Cancer Support Community Los Angeles.

Setting the Stage

After Virginia Carnesale’s breast cancer diagnosis, she was surprised by how little information was available for health and beauty products that could help warriors and thrivers through treatment. Resolving to do something about it, she founded Stage — an online platform celebrating its one-year anniversary this month.

Fueling Academic Resilience

The Ruth Cheatham Foundation helps students succeed beyond a cancer diagnosis.

The Brightened & Enlightened Series Presents: FORCE

Cancer Wellness is proud to present the first installment of our new series in partnership with Bright Pink. FORCE is the first (and largest) nonprofit focused on providing education and resources to the hereditary cancer community, while championing efforts to widen access to genetic testing, cancer screenings and lifesaving treatments and procedures — regardless of income or insurance status.

Trekking North

One young adult cancer survivor recounts her experience exploring the wilderness to find healing through connecting with nature and other survivors.