Online Nutrition Class

Michelle Derusseau

This month’s LIVESTRONG Cancer Education Class, August 23rd from 6:30-8pm CST, will focus on the importance of nutrition when it comes to a cancer diagnosis. Instructor and Registered Dietician, Melissa Mouton, will discuss the top cancer fighting foods and participants will be introduced to the World Cancer Research Fund’s Expert ...

Two Lawrence women team up to start Rock'N Bowl fundraiser to help cancer patients

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/jun/28/237009/ Two Lawrence women have teamed up to organize a bowling event July 21 that will benefit the organizations they are passionate about: [Livestrong][1] and [Catch a Break][2]. Both organizations help patients and their families in the fight against cancer. Earlier this year, Michelle Derusseau, 48, became a Douglas County ...

Want to Beat the Summer Heat?

Michelle Derusseau

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 21st for a fun, cool, cosmic event to benefit area cancer patients. ***Lawrence Rock’n Bowl – a STRIKE in the fight against cancer*** will take place in air- conditioned Royal Crest Lanes on Saturday, July 21st with three sessions to choose from (noon, 3pm ...

Are we prepared for 18 million cancer survivors?

Michelle Derusseau

An estimated 13.7 million Americans with a history of cancer were alive on January 1, 2012, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute. Researchers expect the number of cancer survivors to rise to 18 million by 2022. The report, ...

Local Fund Helps Area Residents Fighting Cancer

Michelle Derusseau

Catch a Break Fund was founded by Lawrence resident Cindy Sargent, a breast cancer survivor to help other area residents who are not only in the fight of their life battling cancer but also facing financial difficulties due to that battle. It is managed by the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment ...

Moving Forward: Body Changes

Michelle Derusseau

Cancer can change the way you feel about your body. Scars, weight gain, weight loss, fatigue, amputations and burns from radiation may stick around long after you are done with treatment. So, how do you manage the changes? Listen to survivors and cancer experts in the videos at the link ...

Young Adults With Cancer

Michelle Derusseau

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O091XhCIVYY We have created a series of educational videos designed for people diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15 and 39. This series – entitled Moving Forward: Perspectives from Survivors and Doctors – offers information on common challenges faced by young adults with cancer by providing two videos on ...

Navigating a Cancer Diagnosis

Michelle Derusseau

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TplFlN--3hk&feature=youtube_gdata_player This is a great video showing the wonderful work the LIVE**STRONG** Navigation Center does helping people affected by cancer. The Navigation Center services are available free of charge to anyone affected by cancer, whether it is the patient, family, friend, caregiver, employer, etc. http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2012/apr/5/232948/

RSVP for Cancer Survivorship 101 on-line Class

Michelle Derusseau

http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2012/mar/21/231910/ The LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center in Austin is hosting our first in-person/Livestream class of the year this Thursday at 6:30PM-8PM CST- Cancer Survivorship 101. If you live in Austin we invite you to show up in person to the center at 2201 E 6th Street. Those that live outside ...

LIVESTRONG Offers Help For Insurance Concerns

Michelle Derusseau

http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2012/mar/21/231893/ You may not be too surprised to hear that one of the top concerns we receive at the LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center is with insurance. In 2010 the US Census reported that 50 million Americans (1 in six) were not insured. Now with the Affordable Health Care Act, many ...

Save the Date!

Michelle Derusseau

http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2012/mar/20/231839/ We are very excited to announce the first ***Lawrence Rock’n Bowl – a STRIKE in the fight against cancer***. The event will be held Saturday, July 21st at Royal Crest Lanes with sessions at noon, 3pm and 6pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit both a local charity, The ...

LIVESTRONG Celebrates Four Star Rating by Charity Navigator

Michelle Derusseau

We are proud to announce that LIVESTRONG has received Charity Navigator’s top rating of four out of four stars for its excellent financial heath, accountability and transparency. As America’s leading independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health ...

Education on Cancer-Related Infertility

Michelle Derusseau

LIVESTRONG and Fertile Hope. Fertile Hope is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility. In 2009, LIVESTRONG acquired Fertile Hope's programs and services. Both organizations have been partners since Fertile Hope's inception ...

Get One-on-One Support

Michelle Derusseau

Want to talk to someone about your situation? LIVESTRONG is here to help. We provide free, confidential, one-on-one support to anyone affected by cancer—whether you have cancer or are a loved one, friend, health care professional or caregiver of someone diagnosed. LIVESTRONG Navigation Services At any point in your cancer ...

3rd Annual Love 2 Run-Lawrence 4-Mile set for Saturday, February 11th

DJ Hilding

The unique 4-mile, couples themed race will be held again this year on Saturday, February 11th, beginning at 9:00am. The race will start and end at Free State High school. This event allows you to team up with your loved one or friend and compete as a couple. Ages are ...

World Cancer Day - February 4

Michelle Derusseau

Did you know that each year, over 12.7 million people receive a cancer diagnosis and 7.6 million people die from the disease? If no action is taken, the worldwide cancer burden is expected to reach 26 million new diagnoses and 17 million deaths by the year 2030, with the most ...

Free Cancer Screenings

Michelle Derusseau

With World Cancer Day on Saturday, February 4th it is a good time to let you know that LIVE**STRONG** believes in access to free cancer screenings for everyone. Visit the following link to learn the nearest place to get a free cancer screening or diagnostic services. http://blog.livestrong.org/2012/02/01/we-believe-in-access-to-free-cancer-screenings/ http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2012/feb/2/229346/

LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project

Michelle Derusseau

Providing direct services to those affected by cancer is one of our primary missions here at LIVESTRONG. And one of the great ways we provide these critical services is through our Community Impact Project (CIP). If you work at a hospital, cancer center or community-based organization, the first step towards ...

Lawrence resident puts new heart healthy habits to use by fighting another disease — cancer

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/feb/11/207844/ Michelle Derusseau is a crusader. Last February, she shared [her personal experience of surviving a heart attack][1] at age 39 with about 200 people attending the annual Go Red for Women luncheon in Lawrence. She talked about how she ignored the early warning signs — fatigue, sweating, nausea — ...

LIVESTRONG Resources

Michelle Derusseau

LIVESTRONG resources are available to address emotional, physical, practical and treatment concerns. To learn more please continue... http://livestrong.org/Get-Help/Find-More-Resources http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2012/jan/13/228197/

Get to Know LIVESTRONG

Michelle Derusseau

Who we are. LIVESTRONG offers programs and services free of charge to people affected by cancer. These services and programs are not only for the cancer survivor but for anyone affected (parent, spouse, partner, sibling, child, caregiver, etc). http://livestrong.org/Who-We-Are http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2012/jan/10/227977/

LIVESTRONG Celebrating 15 Years of Improving the Lives of People Affected by cancer

Michelle Derusseau

"The fight against cancer doesn't just happen in a lab or in a hospital. It happens in our homes, our places of business, our schools and in families who struggle with the impact of a cancer diagnosis," said Lance Armstrong, LIVESTRONG founder and chairman. "Fifteen years ago, we created a ...

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