March 15, 2016
Nancy Keene Asked to Deliver Keynote Address About Survivorship
Nancy Keene will deliver the keynote address at the Seventh International Nursing Conference on Children and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship being held on April 7–8, 2016 at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She will share her dreams for the future with nurses and nurse practitioners who care for survivors. Information about the conference is available here.
College Scholarships for Survivors
The NCCS’ Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship Program awards forty $3,500 scholarships to survivors of childhood cancer each academic year. They are accepting applications now; due date March 31. Click here for more information.
A Great Organization
Momcology is a nonprofit support organization that connects primary caregivers of children with cancer for peer support and information sharing. Momcology provides real-time connections via peer moderated social networking groups where caregivers can find each other in a safe, secure, and responsible environment to discuss protocols, side effects, treatment outcomes, and personal experiences. Momcology also provides restorative retreats, childhood cancer resources, ad other helpful services. Momcology connections empower patient families to become educated contributors to their child’s medical care team while providing a compassionate environment of support and healing. Learn more about Momcology at www.momcology.org.
You could save a life! If you take a picture of your baby or are sent a picture of a baby that shows a white pupil in one eye, the baby should be checked immediately for retinoblastoma. Early diagnosis can save vision and decrease the amount of treatment needed, resulting in fewer late effects. If you see something, please say something.