Friday, August 07, 2009

Quick link

It's been forever since I've posted, I know. I have a long, long post weaving itself in my head, and sometime soon I'll actually write it down and post it. I'm still here, still doing well, no recurrence (knock wood! next checkup soon) and getting on with my post-cancer life.

But I just had to post this today. I saw a reference to it in the letters section of the NY Times. Many news media this week covered a story about cancer patients' not participating in research studies, and how that contributes to a slow pace in treatment discoveries and advances. There's been some good discussion of why this happens, but one letter-writer pointed out that a major impediment to participating in clinical trials is that they may be geographically distant from the patient, and it can be expensive and risky to travel to them.

Well, I had never before today realized that there's a group that arranges free flights on corporate jets for patients undergoing cancer treatment. It's called Corporate Angel Network, and its website is here. Of all the great "free" things I've heard of for cancer patients, this one makes me the happiest. I hope the cancer-blogging network can get the word around comprehensively, so that travel distance doesn't have to slow down advances in cancer treatment!


Anonymous said...


Tina said...

Since October is Breast Cancer awareness month, I am looking to raise awareness and money for this great cause. I have found numerous etsy shops that are willing to donate prizes as giveaways during the month to get more people to come to my blog and donate.

I will be putting links in my sidebar that will allow visitors to donate to Susan G Komen and hopefully to Keep a Breast.

I am looking to have some guest bloggers leave posts about their own interaction with this disease. Whether it's about surviving, losing a loved one, hair loss, testing, being related to someone with bc, informational, poems, etc. Anything breast cancer related. It can even be a copy of a post that you have already posted on your blog.

If you can be of help or know someone that can, please pass this email on to them.

My mom is a breast cancer survivor which is why I have gotten involved with this charity.

Please let me know if you can be a guest blogger on my blog in October asap so that I can get a schedule going.

Thank you so much!


Cassi Clausen said...

Jenny, I just ran across your blog and am so happy to see your thoughts as a cancer survivor. Would you be willing to contact me about contributing to a new online publication about breast cancer? Please email me at publisher [at] menforacausemagazine [dot] com. Thanks, Cassi