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CO-SURVIVOR CONNECTIONS

Co-Survivor Connections is our newest Program that now provides resources to breast cancer Co-Survivors to better equip them for the physical and emotional demands on their loved ones. Co-Survivors are caregivers; they can be family members, spouses or partners, friends, or colleagues. 

Most Co-Survivors are not trained for the caregiver job and are given little advanced warning of the diagnosis. Many times, they may be the lifeline of the person with cancer. Over time the stress and strain on the Survivor or Thriver often has a physical and emotional toll for the caregiver as well.

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Our objective is to provide FREE targeted resources to support caregivers during the breast cancer journey by providing:

  • Co-Survivor Connections support for spouses or partners

  • Programs for spouses, children, family, and friends that create stronger connections and community

  • Engaging social gatherings

  • Fun special events

  • Family-focused experiences

  • Community resources (See below for a list of resources)

Would you like to be connected
with a fellow Co-Survivor?

Are you a Co-Survivor ready to
support others on this journey?

CO-SURVIVOR COMMUNITY

CO-SURVIVOR RESOURCES

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHILDREN

Annie Gunning, CCLS, CIMI
Empower Through Play, LLC
314-803-3530

agunningccls@gmail.com

View a recorded session where Annie shares tips on how to talk to your kids using their 5 senses.

RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Invisible String & Invisible String Workbook by Patrice Karst (Topic: Coping)

  • Hey Warrior by Karen Young (Topic: Coping)

  • Nowhere Hair by Sue Glader (Topic: Hairloss, Age: Preschool)

  • How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear? by Sara Olsher (Topic: Illness, Age: Preschool)

  • My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks by Mya Siler & Marc Silver (Topic: Cancer, Age: Teens)

  • Our Family Has Cancer Too! by Christine Cliffors (Topic: Cancer, Age: Family)

ADDITIONAL WEBSITE RESOURCES:

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SPOUSES/ PARTNERS

COMMUNICATION COUNSELING:

Tiffany H. Young, LCSW, LISW-CP, OSW-C, Supervisor of Psychosocial Oncology
Buddy Kemp Support Center (Novant)
704-384-3119

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FINANCIAL & FOOD ASSISTANCE

  • Cancer Care: general information on financial assistance

  • Go Jen Go: serving greater Charlotte, nonprofit providing financial assistance to those with breast cancer

  • Pretty in Pink Foundation: serving North Carolina, financial assistance for uninsured or underinsured (medical only)

  • The Meggs Foundation: serving greater Charlotte, financial assistance for those facing a medical diagnosis between the ages of 20-39 years old

  • Second Harvest Food Bank: serving greater Charlotte, food resources

  • Feast for Good: serving greater Charlotte, meal service

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