JI had the opportunity to speak at several Orange County hospitals this weekend, spreading the word about our mission of 1-on-1 cancer support to of City of Hope Hospital, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, UC-Irvine Cancer Center, and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Jonny visits hospitals all around the country to educate clinical staff on the service of Imerman Angels, providing information that will help cancer fighters and survivors to be connected in 1-on-1 support relationships.
City of Hope is one of forty hospitals designated by the National Cancer Institute (the government’s primary agency for cancer research and training) as a comprehensive research center. Supported by FOX Sports, they will be featured throughout the playoffs in the month of January. They were, also, recently granted $32.5 to research tumor-targeting stem cells.
The UC-Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is also NCI designated and works closely with our friend-organization “I’m Too Young for This”, a online community for young adults fighting cancer.
The Children’s Hospital of Orange County is the 18th busiest children’s hospital in the country. They are well-known for their Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program, which “gives adolescents access to the latest opportunities for a cure, tailoring treatment specifically to their age group. CHOC offers age-appropriate, disease-appropriate treatment in an environment that allows individuals to feel comfortable and at ease.”
The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles is an international leader in the comprehensive care of children and teens with cancer. They have several specialized programs geared towards life-after-cancer: school transition/ re-entry, life planning, group retreats for survivors and other community geared events. Read about their Hope Program.