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Why was this innovative breast cancer support paradigm developed?
You Can Thrive!was founded in New York City in 2005. Our visionary programs were developed from an insiders perspective using services and education for better health. Our Founder enlisted the skills of those in the community who feel kindred to the idea of easing the journey for people with breast cancer. They volunteer their time and skills to make a real difference in after care and breast cancer support services. Read our founders' story here. .
You Can Thrive!
Opened doors of our first Integrative Survivorship Center for Breast Cancer in Flatiron, April 2007. We've been continuing to expand exponentially since. In 2010, the foundation grew massively with larger space and more services, adding nutritional seminars weekly to our comprehensive multi-tiered program. In fall of 2011 we partnered to reopen in a new 10,000 sq ft. Integrative Survivorship center. Through partnerships and support from Avon Foundation and because of benefactors in our community like we are addressing mind/body/spirit with never before available supportive services. Together we create a new movement in healthcare, by the people and for the people.
- Lauren Camp, General Manager JP Morgan
- Luana DeAngelis Chairperson
- Dr. Sheldon Feldman Vice Chair
- Dr. Mitch Gaynor
- Dr. Rachel Kramer
Our professional volunteers currently offer a comprehensive list of pertinent services like: Integrative Advocacy and Patient Navigation, Acupuncture, Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy , Reiki, Polarity, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) tapping for stress and symptom reduction coupled with Nutritional Counseling / Environmental education and informative seminars for survivorship empowerment. We also have on hand Urban Zen Integrative Therapists (Reiki, Aromatherapy, Yoga), meditative visualization/breathing techniques and even pet therapy. ALL the most helpful resources for better health and risk reduction. Because we are volunteer based, we keep these services free and low cost to provide the best in aftercare and support for breast cancer survivors.
Integrative and survivorship resources should be affordable for those diagnosed with cancer. Our foundation has made this happen in New York, w e have developed a replicable program so that it may spread worldwide and have dedicated our future mission to facilitating this supportive care for all cancer survivors. With overwhelming generosity of this community we continue to move forward as a leader in quality of life programs utilizing services and health education to foster a holistic integrative approach to disease. Through these unique, wellness programs we offer survivors so much more then mere survival, we help people go from surviving to thriving!
OUR FOCUS ON HEALINGOur quality of life program can alleviate unnecessary pain, disability, and distress (ex: fear of death & recurrence) that often accompanies a diagnosis of cancer, and resurfaces after treatment or during extended living with disease. Acupuncture and other therapies have been found helpful in managing treatment related fatigue and other side effects, while enhancing a sense of wellbeing. By providing affordable access we support the under-served populations that tend to fare worse when diagnosed. You Can Thrive’s replicable model fills a critical and well-identified chasm in long-term survivorship support for breast cancer survivors, when they need it most and can afford it least.