NEW YORK, October 4, 2012 – IHadCancer.com, an online cancer support community based in Manhattan, is looking for 15 survivors, fighters and supporters from the tri-state area to be the new faces of their site. IHadCancer.com will be holding a video shoot in late October, where the featured members will have the opportunity to have their stories professionally produced. IHadCancer will feature the members and their stories on their site.
“Too many people face cancer feeling isolated and frightened,” says Mailet Lopez, breast cancer survivor and founder of the site. “With numbers showing that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, there is no reason why anyone should go through it alone.”
Lopez created the support network after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2008. She felt that there was a need for cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones to be able to easily find others in similar situations to their own. The site allows users to search members by age, gender, location and type of cancer. Once users connect they are encouraged to use their experiences with cancer to help one another. Members use the site both to connect through the system as well as find offline support in ways never imagined before. The site has grown dramatically and has just passed its 1 year anniversary mark with nearly 10,000 registered users.
“We are excited to give our members the opportunity to share their stories, meet other members and the staff of I Had Cancer, and spread the message that ‘You’re not alone’,” says Lopez.
If you would like more information on becoming one of the 15 featured members, email firstname.lastname@example.org with information about yourself. Anyone who has been affected by cancer can join the community by registering at IHadCancer.com/User/Register.
About I Had Cancer.com
IHadCancer.com is a cancer support community that empowers people to take control of life before, during and after cancer. Cancer can be isolating and scary, and IHadCancer.com allows cancer fighters, survivors and their supporters to find real support and real answers from those who have been there. Members can search the community by diagnosis, age, gender, location, year of diagnosis, and type of user. Because with 1.5 million people diagnosed each year, there is no reason for anyone to have to feel alone.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Yulhee Cho at (212) 994-5270 or email@example.com.