One of our biggest challenges is getting the word out about Cancer Support Community and our free programs. We have various printed marketing materials including an informational brochure, bi-annual newsletter, program calendars and promotional flyers. We also promote CSC on the Internet and with newspaper calendar listings and press releases to local media. Feature stories and public interest pieces are developed as appropriate.
National CSC Website & Virtual Cancer Support Community
The Virtual Cancer Support Community is designed to enhance access to our free cancer support services through the use of technology and to minimize common barriers to care such as geography. The Virtual Cancer Support Community services include:
- Online Support Groups: Free, professionally led, weekly, password protected support groups offered in real-time. Online Support Groups are available for any person with any type of cancer and for loved ones of people with cancer.
- Resource Library: Visitors can access key cancer resources, including our popular educational materials.
- Kitchen & Nutrition Center: Offers resources and information on vitamins, foods and general nutrition that will be valuable before, during and after treatment.
- Mind/Body Room: Provides online relaxation and guided imagery exercises for stress management
Visit at: www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Online E-Newsletters & Email Communication
Log on to our local website to subscribe to Cancer Support Community’s online update and receive information about upcoming programs and events and receive a free online e-newsletter.
Medical Marketing & Professional Advisory Board
CSC strives to create and maintain strong relationships with the oncology community, an important source of referrals to our program. Members of the medical community receive printed materials on a regular basis so they can keep abreast of new programs and events as well as display this information to share with their patients. Personal contacts are made by staff through office visits, e-mail updates, phone calls, general correspondence, and presentations. Medical professionals are encouraged to visit CSC if possible and staff is available to meet with them and provide tours.
If you or someone you know can help Cancer Support Community to help spread the word of our mission to help people, please contact us!