Voices of Survivors Foundation

Rating: 4.93 stars   57 reviews

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Location: Houston TX USA

Mission: The “Voices of Survivors Foundation” is devoted to exploring ‘Survivorship’ and what that means to the individual ‘Survivor’, whether they are recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment or post-treatment, in a variety of documentary formats. We work with other individuals and organizations collaboratively on a variety of projects to further this exploration. The face of cancer is one that the has been portrayed as that of only older people and children for so long but that face is not reflective of whom cancer truly affects. Cancer affects us all and each person who deals with this has their own definition of what being a ‘Survivor’ means. The “Voices of Survivors Foundation” is a federally registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Results: We have grown to over 200k site visits per month on the website. ‘Survivors’ from all over the world including, Africa, Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico and many other places have shared their ‘voice’ with the “Voices of Survivors Foundation”. We are a member of the LiveStrong Global Cancer Summit and the LiveStrong Young Adult Alliance.
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I only have great things to say about the Voices of Survivors Foundation and its Founder, Lynn Lane. Although still in its infancy, it's an excellent organization that is already making waves. I have found that the organization is transparent, accessible and always looking for new ways to share the voices of cancer survivors across the world. Utilizing technology, Voices of Survivors Foundation gives survivors and co-survivors a chance to share their unique survivorship perspectives, offering hope to thousands others. Recently I have been working with Voices of Survivors Foundation to benefit nursing education, as nurses and other healthcare professionals retain education better once it has a "face" and a "story" and is no longer an obscure concept embedded in a lecture or paper.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be the biggest support group ever, allowing cancer survivors all over the world to share their survivorship perspectives in whatever format they feel compelled and offering hope to the millions of others who think they are alone in their cancer journey.

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About every month

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2010-1-01

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11 people found this review helpful

Wonderful and simple mission. Lets cancer survivors know they are not alone in their fight. Exec Director is an incredibly passionate and talented individual.

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those we support- our constituents overlap.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The content they produce.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

tape individuals with cancer all over the world and put together anti-stigma campaigns in countries that need it most.

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About every week

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2010-1-01

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This foundation is truly an inspiration. Survivors of every size, shape and color share their life experiences and lessons learned in their own words. This is not the same old superficial list of side effects of cancer treatment. What this is, is a way to touch and be touched by real people and their amazing journeys, lessons learned, and advice. Not only do I find the stories inspirational and helpful but I have also made some great friends through this foundation. If you are a survivor, the family, or a friend of someone dealing with any stage of cancer treatment or survival there is no better place to learn and be inspired by real people about the needs, wants and strength that makes people "Survivors".

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Educate people about the aspects of surviving cancer that you can only get by talking to someone that has experienced it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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