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The Galen Foundation dba PeopleBeatingCancer

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Breast Cancer

Mission: To provide information, education and support to cancer survivors/caregivers everywhere-

Results: 9/1/10-PBC.org launches with 9 cancer micro sites and approx 2000 unique visitors per month, 11/1/12 PBC site upgrade and averaging 20,000 visitors to 20 cancer sites. For updates, email David Emerson, director/creator at daviddecemerson@me.com

Target demographics: Average cancer survivor is 65 years of age.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Our goal is to reach all cancer survivors/caregivers through the Internet to provide free information/education/support in addition to cancer patient advocacy and navigation.

Geographic areas served: Worldwide

Programs: PeopleBeatingCancer's mission is to demystify cancer mind, body and soul through cancer information, education, forums and cancer coaching by long term cancer survivor David Emerson.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I am a cancer survivor who took control of his cancer because of articles, studies, blogs and forums I read on the Internet. Simply put, I learned to manage my cancer through social media. PeopleBeatingCancer.org is a tool to provide social networking for cancer survivors and caregivers. Learn about your cancer from articles, studies, blog and forum posts. Share with fellow survivors and caregivers on the forum.

Dean W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I gave found the Galen foundation to be extremely helpfull with my myeloma ex and giving me understanding of the disease process and things I could to to improve outcomes and survivor ability I will forever be thankful for the wonderful advice timely information and helping me get my head around this disease and such. I highly recommend this site

Client Served

Rating: 4

I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma almost 8 years ago. I was so relieved to find David Emerson's site. I knew his information was pertinent to my diagnosis and it helped me navigate this disease and to meld both integrative techniques with allopathic care from my hematologist oncologist. I also could send in any question I had concerning natural care and how it might effect my current treatment regime. I also applaud him for realizing that many others with differing cancer diagnoses could benefit from his site. I always recommend it to anyone I meet that is dealing with some sort of cancer. Again, I am very grateful for this site. Thank you
Jan W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma about three years ago. Getting reliable information about treatment options both traditional and complimentary on the web is hit and miss at best. People Beating Cancer is a breath of fresh air, and has helped me find my way through the jungle of conflicting opinions and modalities available. It has been a great resource. David Emerson (A Multiple Myeloma survivor himself) runs the site and has been very accessible and willing to help on a very personal level.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I find the People Beating Cancer website and newsletter very informative from the point of view of keeping up to date with the latest medical treatments and also a real personal support at times when I'm worried. I have great admiration for David Emerson in surviving against the odds, taking medical care into his own hands, and and love to read his personal story again when I get depressed with my MM cancer diagnosis. I think that's a wonderful lesson for us all and sets the tone for this webite. The Healthy Living section of the website is my favorite part - there I can view suggested vitamins and reading material. Thank you for providing this wonderful service!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have great appreciation and admiration for PeopleBeating Cancer.org. It is vitally important for cancer patients to be well informed about the latest and best treatments including alternative therapies. That is what this site does so well. I am a cancer survivor for over 20 years now, I thank Dr Stanislaw Burzynski for saving my life. People beating cancer does and will help so many to find the right treatment.....thank you to a great organization.