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4/20 Melanoma Research Foundation...also the Cancer Support Community

 

It's time to register for the 3rd Annual Miles for Melanoma 5k Run/Walk at Universal Studios, Hosted by Pale Girl SPEAKS.  Sunday, May 4, 2014!

Last year you raised $375,000 for melanoma research. THANK YOU!

We invite you to join us this year and help us reach a new goal. We have set a new goal: A HALF MILLION DOLLARS! Can you help make a difference in the fight against melanoma? Register today: gather your team; talk to your friends and family about the importance of melanoma research, education, and advocacy; start your fundraising pages and join us on May 4th.

REGISTER HERE

Thanks to my guest Tim Turnham...the Executive Director of the MRF...The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma...committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients, caregivers and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. 

 

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Since 1982, Dr. Benjamin and the Cancer Support Community challenged the medical field to think beyond treating only the illness, and argued instead that treating the whole person will have a much greater effect. CSC helped the medical community understand and recognize the correlation between quality of life and health outcomes.

In 2011 the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer released new accreditation standards for cancer treatment programs in hospitals, treatment centers and other facilities. These new standards are patient-centered and, for the first time, include psychosocial distress screenings as an essential element of quality cancer care. The Cancer Support Community was instrumental in the development of these standards.

Today the Cancer Support Community – Benjamin Center continues to serve people living in West Los Angeles and the broader Los Angeles community with a full menu of free-of-charge, essential programs overseen by licensed therapists:

• Support groups • Mind/body classes• Educational and nutritional workshops
• Social activities • Individual counseling sessions

 
From its beginnings in 1982 to today, the Cancer Support Community, now headquartered in Washington, D.C., has expanded to over 50 chapters, 100 satellite locations (i.e. in-hospital services) and online support that reach 750,000 people worldwide. All services are free of charge.

Thanks to my guest Therea Bond from CSC Benjamin Center...

www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org/
 

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