Cancer Organizations Join to Form Sussex County Survivorship Coalition:
Strength in Numbers
As the number of people who survive cancer grows, so does the need for survival support and understanding.
The Sussex County Survivorship Coalition was formed in July 2011 to coordinate the efforts of the variety of local organizations that traditionally have reached out to cancer survivors.
“The idea was that the organizations could schedule their own efforts to address the needs of people living beyond cancer, while at the same time supporting the efforts of the other organizations,” says Judith Ramirez, EdD, Manager of Psychosocial Services and Outreach at Tunnell Cancer Center.
This group strives to create a general access calendar available for survivors to include program and support projects at a glance. This will eliminate duplication of services and familiarize survivors with all programs that are available in the county to help them on their journey.
Cancer Survivors are asked to share their opinions
The first initiative the coalition has launched is to assess what cancer survivors want and need beyond medical treatment. To obtain survivor opinion, the coalition has created a survey form, which is available both online and from organization members. Cancer survivors are encouraged to participate in this very important effort.
Click here to take the survey >
Other cancer support organizations are invited to attend coalition meetings.
Please contact Jo Allegro, Director of Cancer Support Community- Sussex,
at (302) 645-9150, for the date, time and place of the next meeting.
Coalition members are: Tunnell Cancer Center of Beebe Medical Center; Nanticoke Cancer Care Center of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital; Cancer Support Community- Delaware (Formerly The Wellness Community Delaware); Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition; American Cancer Society; Leukemia- Lymphoma Society; Cancer Care Connection; and Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Philadelphia Affiliate.