Survivor Journeys™ 2018 Thank You and Review

On behalf of the Survivor Journeys™ Board of Directors, thank you for your support and collaboration in 2018 to to help provide emotional, social, and educational support for cancer survivors, their families, and caregivers. This year Survivor Journeys™ has shown continued growth: 

  • More than 400 people have been involved in our free programs
  • A caregiver support group has begun
  • A head and neck cancer support group has begun in collaboration with Ear, Nose, and Throat Physicians of Western New England
  • The inaugural annual Cancer Survivorship 101 was held with over 200 attendees
  • Two children were sponsored to attend Camp Casco, a week-long pediatric cancer survivor summer camp in the Berkshires
  • Jeff’s Granola has become a fundraising partner in area Big Y and Highland Park Market stores
  • For the fourth consecutive year, Survivor Journeys™ has achieved $25,000 in donations to be matched by The S. Prestley and Helen Blake Fund of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts $25,000 challenge donation grant
  • Supported “Each Moment We’re Alive” Women’s Makeover event at Vivid Salon
  • Participated in Relay for Life/American Cancer Society event
  • Participated in Springfield Thunderbird’s “Pink in the Rink” and “Hockey Fights Cancer” events
  • Expansion of our website survivor journeys.org
  • Outreach includes more than 1,000+ people in our community committed to learning about and participating in our services and events

Plans for 2019 include:

  • The development of a Pediatric Cancer Caregiver Mentoring Program
  • The development of a men’s cancer support group
  • An expanded Cancer Survivorship 101 program
  • Additional national partnerships
  • Initiating a program honoring local cancer survivors and caregivers

In addition to financial support, we need your ideas and your involvement to help Survivor Journeys™ continue to execute our mission. Between one and two people out of three will develop cancer in their lifetime. Donations for cancer research are important. What we do is equally important because as treatment improves there are more survivors. We help cancer survivors live their best lives. 

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019 and thank you for your continued interest and support.

Jay Burton, DO
President and Founder,
Survivor Journeys™