SOURCE: Lance Armstrong Foundation
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2012) - The Lance Armstrong Foundation has launched the 2012 Cancer Survivor Survey designed to identify cancer survivors' needs and how to get them the right resources.
"Too often, cancer survivors learn to live with the pain and pitfalls of this disease simply because they can't find the right resources," said Ruth Rechis, Director of Research and Evaluation for the Foundation. "We want to change that and this survey will help us help survivors. The more people who take the survey, the better we can build and refine programs offering tangible support to address the needs of survivors every single day."
The information learned from the 2010 survey helped shape the organization's navigation services, select community program grantees and direct policies over the past two years. With the 2012 survey, the Foundation seeks to survey only those who have been directly diagnosed with cancer. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and the information provided will help the Foundation to continue its efforts to close the gaps and improve cancer support programs and services. To develop this survey, the Foundation coordinated with the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, the Center for Disease Control, the American Cancer Society and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to include elements of the Experiences with Cancer Survivorship supplement of the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS).
For those qualified to take the survey, please visit www.LIVESTRONG.org/survey2012.
About the Lance Armstrong Foundation
The Lance Armstrong Foundation serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against the world's leading cause of death. With its iconic yellow LIVESTRONG wristband, the Foundation became a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer throughout the world. Created in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the Foundation provides free patient navigation services to survivors with financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. Known for its powerful brand -- LIVESTRONG -- the Foundation is also a leader in the global movement on behalf of 28 million people living with cancer today. Since its inception in 1997, the Foundation has raised nearly $500 million for the fight against cancer. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org.