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Collaboration enhances support network for patients fighting breast, ovarian cancers
PLAINSBORO, N.J. (March 7, 2016) - CURE Media Group, the nation’s leading digital and print media enterprise focused on cancer patients, today announced a new partnership with SHARE, a nationwide community supporting women facing breast or ovarian cancer and their caregivers. Through CURE’s Advocacy Spotlight Partnership program, the collaboration will provide more patients and families with the information, support and advice they need in their fight against cancer.
“Ovarian cancer is the most deadly female reproductive system cancer,” said Mike Hennessy Jr., president of CURE Media Group. “SHARE has created a caring community where women, their families and caregivers find emotional support and reliable information. CURE’s Advocacy Spotlight Partnership program is proud to expand SHARE services so no one has to feel alone as they battle breast or ovarian cancer.”
SHARE began in 1976 as a support group launched by a doctor specializing in breast cancer. It quickly expanded, and in 1995, added services for women dealing with ovarian cancer. Today, this nonprofit agency helps thousands of women and men through telephone hotlines, educational programs and policy advocacy.
“SHARE’s work focuses on empowerment, education and advocacy to bring about better health care, an improved quality of life and a cure for these diseases,” said Jacqueline Reinhard, a breast cancer survivor and SHARE executive director. “Joining forces with CURE through the Advocacy Spotlight Partnership means our network can expand to better meet patient and family needs.”
SHARE connects patients and caregivers with others who know what it is like to face early stage, recurrent and metastatic disease. SHARE brings women and their families and friends together with others who have experienced breast or ovarian cancer and enables participants to receive and exchange information, support, strength and hope.
“Together, CURE and SHARE can achieve our shared goal of supporting patients, families and physicians by providing resources and information that improves treatment outcomes and quality of life,” said Hennessy.
About CURE Media Group
Combining science and humanity to make cancer understandable, CURE Media Group’s flagship product, CURE® magazine, is the indispensable guide to every stage of the cancer experience. With nearly 1 million readers, CURE is the largest U.S. consumer publication focused entirely on cancer, with broad distribution to cancer patients, cancer centers and advocacy groups. CURE Media Group’s offerings also include its online resource, curetoday.com, live meetings, a resource guide for the newly diagnosed, and the Extraordinary Healer™ national nursing award. It also offers CURE Connections, a video platform designed specifically for patients with cancer that features information, stories, advice about the cancer journey and subscription options to receive updates. Cure Media Group is part of Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., a full-service health care communications company offering education, research, medical media and the acclaimed OncLive platform of resources for the practicing oncologist.
SHARE is a nationwide community that brings support, information and the benefit of experience to women of all ages, races and backgrounds facing breast or ovarian cancer, and their caregivers. Free services include a helpline staffed by peers, support groups, seminars on the treatment of cancer and living with it and dedicated support from someone who has been there. More information is available at www.sharecancersupport.org
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Michael J. LaCosta
CURE Media Group