For Immediate Release
CHICAGO (October 20, 2016) – The Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone MedicalCenter and Imerman Angels announce a new partnership to bring emotional support services to individuals impacted by cancer.
Imerman Angels, currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary, is a global non-profit
organization providing free, one-on- one emotional support to individuals battling cancer,
survivors and caregivers. Support is provided to patients and caregivers by partnering them with
a Mentor Angel – a volunteer who has been through the exact same cancer experience-based on
criteria such as type of cancer, stage, age and lifestyle. Mentor Angels truly understand the
challenges facing their mentee because they have already experienced them.
Since its inception in 2006, Imerman Angels has become the global leader in providing
personalized connections that foster one-on- one support among cancer fighters, survivors and
caregivers – with more than 29,500 connections made in all 50 states and more than 60
countries. The organization has been featured in TEDx talks, as well as numerous national media,
including CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, WGN and the Wall Street Journal.
“Our partnership with the Perlmutter Cancer Center will allow Imerman Angels to introduce
more cancer fighters, caregivers and survivors to our critical services. The devoted doctors and
staff at the Perlmutter Cancer Center understand the importance of the emotional component of
the cancer journey, so our partnership is a perfect match. Banding together, our two
organizations will greatly enhance the quality of life for those who have been impacted by
cancer,” says Imerman Angels CEO and Executive Director Ben Bornstein, himself a three-time
The Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone offers a multidisciplinary approach to patient
care, with a translational research program that brings together laboratory scientists and clinical
researchers. This combination allows the institution to deliver the latest advances in cancer care
while creating a nurturing environment. Recently, NYU Langone was ranked in the top 10 in the
nation in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2016–2017 Honor Roll”, and its Perlmutter
Cancer Center is an NCI-designated cancer center, one of 69 nationwide.
“Partnering with Imerman Angels gives new meaning to the personalized care offered at the
Perlmutter Cancer Center,” says Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD, director of Perlmutter. “The support
and comfort provided by Imerman Angels will not only benefit our patients, but also the cancer
community as a whole. We’re delighted to welcome and add this new level of support into our
already well-rounded patient care program.”
For more information on the Perlmutter Cancer Center, visit
http://nyulangone.org/locations/perlmutter-cancer- center or call 212-731- 6000.
For more information on Imerman Angels, visit www.ImermanAngels.org or call 866-IMERMAN
(463-7626). You can also text “survivorship” to 51555.
About NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, is
one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical
education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of five hospitals—Tisch
Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, the
Medical Center’s dedicated inpatient orthopaedic hospital; NYU Lutheran Medical Center, a full-
service, 450-bed teaching hospital located in Brooklyn, and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, a
comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services across the
Medical Center. Also part of NYU Langone is NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained
thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history, and the
Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center. The Medical Center’s
trifold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless
integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education, and research. For more
information, go to www.NYULangone.org, and interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,
Instagram, and Google+.
About Imerman Angels
Imerman Angels, celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2016, is the leading one-on- one cancer
support community. It carefully matches cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers with a Mentor
Angel – a volunteer who has gone through the same experience. These one-on- one relationships
inspire hope and offer the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from someone
who is intimately familiar with the experience. The service is absolutely free and helps anyone
touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world.
Imerman Angels is a federally registered 501(c)(3) not-for- profit organization.
Stay up to date with all things Imerman Angels by following the organization on Twitter and
Instagram @ImermanAngels and liking them on Facebook.
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