2018-04-11 / Features

Cancer Survivors, Let Your Voice Be Heard! Take The Survey

Since November 2017, SHAREing and CAREing has been assisting two graduate students from The School of Visual Arts Design for Social Innovation program who are creating a thesis project that will provide support for cancer survivors.

Stephen Morrison and Hrudaya Yamandala approached S&C to learn about their grassroots work in the community—their health education and prevention programs, as well as their direct services for people impacted by cancer. The researchers shadowed S&C at some outreach events they hold. SHAREing & CAREing volunteers and staff have participated in several interviews with them. And S&C’s survivors have participated in early phases of this research, as they assessed needs to determine where their project could be of most use. More recently, S&C has participated in brainstorming and information-gathering to help Morrison and Yamandala define and narrow their focus, and give shape to their project.

Right now they are prototyping and building to deliver in May the results of nearly a year of work—connecting cancer survivors with the reliable, specific support and info that they need as they navigate survivorship towards success in life and careers. It’s very exciting work!

Now S&C needs YOUR help—the help of their amazing community of survivors.

To test out a piece of what they’re building (stay tuned for more soon on that!), the SVA Design for Social Innovation students created a brief online survey. Each response they get back helps to ensure they’re doing the best they can to support survivors. If you know of any other survivors who might spare a minute to also take part in this, please feel free to forward this on. It helps so much!

TAKE THE SURVEY: cut and paste or type in the following link into your address bar: stephenmorrison.typeform.com/to/g4WUzi

The following link can be shared: shareing-careing.org/participate-in-research-to-help-other-cancer-survivors/

SHAREing & CAREing is located at 45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, Suite 1016, Astoria, NY 11105; 718-777-5766; email anna@shareing-careing.org.

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