Improving Health Outcomes in Young Cancer Patients

 
$7,389
$42,611
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Young cancer patients who play HopeLab's Re-Mission video game take their meds more regularly and feel more control over their illness. This project supports free distribution of Re-Mission to them.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Adolescents and young adults with cancer have the poorest health outcomes and lowest survival rates of any age group. Reduced adherence to prescribed cancer treatment regimens is believed to be a contributing factor to these poor outcomes. HopeLab's Re-Mission video game helps these young people with cancer maintain better treatment adherence and improve their sense of control over their disease. We are seeking to expand our global distribution of free copies to young cancer patients.

How will this project solve this problem?

HopeLab provides Re-Mission to young cancer patients attending special cancer camps, and to providers and family who care for them when they are in treatment. Our website, www.re-mission.net, supports game ordering and social networking.

Potential Long Term Impact

Each year in the U.S. alone, 25,000 young people receive a cancer diagnosis and begin the fight of their lives. This project supports free distribution of Re-Mission to these kids at a time when they need it most.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $7,389

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $7,389 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Funded

Thanks to 198 donors like you, a total of $7,389 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

HopeLab

Redwood City, CA, United States
http://www.hopelab.org

Project Leader

HopeLab Foundation

Redwood City, CA, California United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Improving Health Outcomes in Young Cancer Patients
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