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You Can Thrive! Foundation

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Causes: Breast Cancer, Health

Mission: You Can Thrive! facilitates affordable mind body modalities for all breast cancer survivors, especially those under insured and under served who tend to fare worse after a diagnosis. Our overall program focus is to decrease symptoms while educating about prevention and environmental risk reduction in order to help provide tools for long-term survivorship. Our replicable program has provided care and prevention plans for thousands of breast cancer survivors. We have educated thousands more on prevention and integrative care.

Results: Preliminary outcome data shows statistically significant results in reducing symptoms and improving overall well being within four weeks of starting our program. Results of our metastatic breast cancer retreat showed an even more significant decrease in primary and secondary symptoms and quality of life when participants were offered a seaside retreat and taken outside of their usual atmosphere. Larger study to follow.

Target demographics: Provide access to services not covered by insurance and for Low-income, ethnic disparities, breast cancer survivors, all cancer survivors

Direct beneficiaries per year: 600

Geographic areas served: New York City, ServicesNationwide USA Patient Navigation

Programs: Integrative Patient Navigation, Advocacy, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Massage, Exercise, Tapping, Nutritional Counseling, meditation, movement, peer and pet support. Replicable program designed to provide the best possible outcomes regardless of income.

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Rating: 5

I am SO grateful to have found You Can Thrive; it is a place like no other! I followed standard treatment protocol for breast cancer and suffered many side effects from radiation and drugs. You Can Thrive not only provided an amazing support system but offered complimentary therapies such as acupuncture, nutritional support, massage, reflexology, Reiki, meditation, wellness workshops, healthy food prep demos and much more. You Can Thrive offers an opportunity to connect with a community, a "whole-being" support team. I would highly recommend this foundation to anyone diagnosed with breast cancer; you will find love, support and invaluable tools to meet the challenges ahead.