Supporting Survivors and Caregivers

How is the Making Strides movement different from other breast cancer walks?

Simple: we’re fundraising for more than just research. We’re raising money to help breast cancer patients, survivors, thrivers, and caregivers through every step of their experience – whether that means giving a patient a ride to chemo, helping a survivor look good so they feel better, or being available to answer a caregiver’s question at 2 a.m.

Since 2008 when a virtual American Cancer Society office was established, Second Life cancer survivors and caregivers have been able to find support and information at Hope Haven on the American Cancer Society campus.

Our in-world support groups allow cancer survivors and cancer caregivers to share your experiences, fears, anger, helpful information, and more importantly, the knowledge you are in a “safe place” among people who are going through or went through similar experiences.

Additionally, Second Life residents can connect directly to the American Cancer Society‘s trained cancer specialists who are able to provide answers and connect you with resources. The campus also provides the opportunity to connect to the National Cancer Information Center 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Cancer information, answers, and hope.
Available every minute of every day.

Whether it’s the middle of the afternoon or the middle of the night, our cancer information specialists are here to help. Have questions about treatment options or potential side effects? We have you covered. Need a ride to chemo or a place to stay when treatment is far away? We can help. Even if you just need a friendly ear, we’re here to help and can assist in more than 200 languages (via a language line) – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.