Improving Health Outcomes in Young Cancer Patients

 
$7,389
$42,611
Raised
Remaining
May 27, 2009

Spreading the Word About Re-Mission

HopeLab
HopeLab's new Re-Mission information card (Front)

Battling cancer is not easy. With the Re-Mission video game, HopeLab is helping teens and young adults with cancer as they engage in the fight of their lives. The game is a powerful tool for patients, as well as the caregivers who support them, and we’re working to spread the word.

Every spring, HopeLab attends a number of conferences to talk to people who work directly with young people with cancer. These conferences include doctors, nurses, social workers and child life specialists who have dedicated themselves to helping young patients fight their cancer. Robin Avant, HopeLab’s Manager of Special Projects, is our ambassador in this important work. (See her in action above). This year, Robin attended the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers in Tennessee and the Child Life Conference in Boston, MA, where she introduced hundreds of health care providers to Re-Mission. Robin educates conference attendees on the research demonstrating the effectiveness of Re-Mission in helping young cancer patients stick to their treatments and lets them know how to obtain free copies of the game. The Re-Mission information card distributed at these conferences (see above images) features one of the many young patients whose lives have been improved through their experience with the game.

Every day young people are newly diagnosed with cancer, and we want to be sure that health care providers know that Re-Mission is available free of charge to their patients. Your donations help us provide Re-Mission to these dedicated men and women and the young people they serve.

Thank you for your support of our work to make Re-Mission available to young cancer patients all over the world.

HopeLab
HopeLab's new Re-Mission information card (Back)
Robin Avant speaking to conference attendees
Robin Avant speaking to conference attendees
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

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.

Still want to help?
Find another project in United States or in Children that needs your help.

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