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, as a young survivor so aware of pink ribbons, Luana was wondering why funds rasied are "all for the cure, and largely bypassing the people suffering". So 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. Since 2005 she's grown a model designed to make a real difference in the lives and outcomes of people with cancer. Read her 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. In 2013 Hurricane Sandy shut down operations and in 2016 we moved to Centre for Social Innovation and began operations in a new space.

MISSION FORWARD: We are working together again to create a permanent home that belongs to women with cancer and will always be there for rehabilative care in New York City. We re expanding into affiliate operations in Chicago. We need your support to solve the space issues we've had throughout our history. Please donate today. Consider a reoccuring monthly donation. It costs only $15 to give a woman relief!! Only a few million to be a hero and build out a permanent home.

Through partnerships and support from foundations and private funders and benefactors in our community 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. Because We are Pink for People! Are you?

Board Members

  • Lauren Camp, Vice Chairperson Investment Banking for JP Morgan
  • Luana DeAngelis Chair and Founder
  • Dr. Sheldon Feldman Vice Chair, Chief of Breast Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian
  • Lindsay McDonnell, thriver, designer extraordinaire
  • Former Member RIP

  • Dr. Mitchell Gaynor


Our quality of life programs 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. 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. Click here to see our events and workshops.