The first week of October is Mental Health Awareness Week. Hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the goal of Mental Health Awareness week is to educate the public about the importance of mental health, fight the stigma surrounding mental health care and provide support to the millions of Americans living with […]
By: David Wallace
PV Reporter and MPN Cancer Connection were founded by David Wallace. When David was diagnosed with Polycythemia Vera (PV) in 2009, he discovered there was limited and often conflicting information available on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs). MPNs are a closely related group of blood cancers where the bone marrow cells that produce the […]
By: Madigan McKeough
As COVID-19 keeps us in quarantine and social distancing from loved ones, it seems that bad news has been amplified. In times like these, it’s hard to remember that kindness is still so present in our everyday lives. Before the quarantine, those reminders took the shape of someone opening a door for […]
By Kate Haleblian
When I was asked to represent Imerman Angels at ConcerCon in Seattle this year, I was absolutely ecstatic to have been considered for this opportunity. As the global pandemic of COVID-19 made itself comfortable in our country and around the world, large gatherings were quickly being cancelled, postponed, or converted to digital, […]
By David H. Marx, Mentor Angel
A melanoma diagnosis can be a terrifying experience, but it does not have to be a lonely one. My wife (Linda) was my ADVOCATE and most important asset in dealing with melanoma. Her instincts helped guide everything.
It all started with THE PERFECT NIGHT. Linda and I were out to dinner […]
By Jonah Czerwinskyj, Cancer Support Specialist
A few weeks ago I attended this year’s digital CancerCon as a representative for Imerman Angels (IA). I was a little apprehensive going into the event as I did not know if this virtual experience would allow for the intimacy of in person communication. In an age of constant […]
Cancer support hasn’t stopped. Imerman Angels is still here, committed to providing free one-on-one support to cancer fighters, survivors, previvors and caregivers each and every day. We feel so fortunate to be able to continue our services during this time.
This May, we’ve introduced the “We’re All Imerman” campaign to unify our community to ensure […]
Throughout the month of May we’re focusing on continuing our free services and ensuring the future of Imerman Angels. We need your help to continue making an impact on cancer fighters, survivors, previvors and caregivers.
Facebook fundraising and GoFundMe fundraising are great ways to spread the mission and gain support! Here are step-by-step videos with […]
With ever-changing safety protocols emerging as a response to COVID-19, people are trying to figure out how to adjust to social distancing. Social distancing is an important step we can all take to minimize our contact with other people in an effort to “flatten the curve,” or decrease the spread of COVID-19, especially to […]
Lydia Slaby lives her life by one self-written, very important mantra: when life hands you something that’s classically not welcome, like a cancer diagnosis, breakup, or something else unexpected and unpleasant, we have two choices: we can resist, or we can accept.
“There’s something remarkable and incredibly powerful about choosing to accept transformation in […]