- The goal? Mobilize social support for cancer survivors!
We are honored today to announce our newest partnership with Rallyhood, a web-based collaboration platform that enables action-oriented communities. Through Rallyhood, the Foundation will empower survivors, caregivers and their communities to organize social, emotional and practical support throughout their cancer journey. The new “LIVESTRONG Rally” will be offered as a free service through LIVESTRONG.org and available as part of LIVESTRONG’s cancer navigation resources.
“The LIVESTRONG Foundation recognizes the need to support the patient, family, caregiver and the extended community throughout their whole journey,” said Doug Ulman, president and CEO of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. “Our new partnership with Rallyhood demonstrates LIVESTRONG’s continuing commitment to providing powerful nonclinical solutions.”
“We can’t do cancer alone. We need our people. Research shows that strong social support delivers positive impact on survival and recovery from any long-term illness. Studies also show that medical adherence sky-rockets when our social network is engaged.” said Patti Rogers, CEO and founder of Rallyhood.
Rogers, a marketing and design entrepreneur, founded Rallyhood after her personal experience going through breast cancer. During treatment and recovery she witnessed the power of community in action, as well as the frustration and burden of inadequate tools that were fragmented and hard to use. Thus, the launch of Rallyhood, a community collaboration platform that transforms how people come together with purpose.
This new partnership furthers the LIVESTRONG Foundation’s mission to help people fight cancer, right now, and put the patient and their needs first. We look forward to working with Rallyhood and finding even more ways to serve the cancer community!