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Natasha Lipkina Joins PowerOverCancer as Executive Director

With over twenty years of business management experience with non profit and for profit companies, Natasha Lipkina joins PowerOverCancer, Supportive Care Alliance as Executive Director. [more]

Announcing the Zeuf Hesson Fund

  Zeuf standing a doorway  
Zeuf Hesson
March 12, 1959 – December 9, 2013

Wife. Mother. Sister. Nurse. Best friend. Girl in the Curl. Athlete. Surfer. Singer. Teacher. Giver…

Intelligent. Perceptive. Nurturing. Determined. Compassionate. Courageous. Giving. Loving. True. …

PowerOverCancer is proud to announce the establishment of the Zeuf Hesson Fund in memory of Robin Janiszeufski "Zeuf" Hesson. This remarkable woman served on our Board of Directors from 2007 through 2011. Her vision, insights, passion and tireless dedication enabled us to establish and grow our organization. Zeuf will be forever in our hearts.

The Zeuf Hesson Fund is dedicated to the support of patients with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers. Patients who are financially challenged can apply to PowerOverCancer for sponsorship and if qualified receive access to life-changing supportive care services they otherwise could not afford.

Zeuf spent her life caring for others

Whether she was assisting patients as a critical care nurse… teaming up with her husband Frosty to help create Ride-A-Wave, a program which enables the disabled to experience the joys of the ocean …or lending a helping hand to friends and strangers alike, Zeuf gave all of her heart. She was always present, with an extraordinary outward focus on the needs of others and an unwavering commitment to help. [more]

PowerOverCancer, Supportive Care Alliance is a non profit organization focused upon helping cancer patients and families, every step of the way.

With an alliance of expert partners, PowerOverCancer provides a wealth of valuable cancer support resources. Our goal is simple -- to do whatever we can to enable patients and families to gain physical and emotional strength and achieve higher quality of life throughout their journey with cancer.

Powerful support to restore hope, strength and confidence

Cancer can affect every aspect of the patient's life and every member of the family. To address the physical, emotional, social and financial challenges of cancer, PowerOverCancer helps provide access to a comprehensive array of proven supportive care services.

Patients and families can count upon:

  • The PowerOverCancer team to help assess your individual needs and coordinate personalized support which reflects your priorities, before, during and after treatment
  • Referrals to our alliance partners and their expert cancer care services.This includes a highly experienced team of integrative therapy practitioners
  • Helpful, compassionate volunteers who help provide navigation, companionship and access to a host of practical home / family services
  • Referrals to on-line resources for helpful and reliable information about cancer, cancer treatment, support services and how they can help you
  • A focus upon greater collaboration and coordination with the patient's oncology team, as appropriate

The effective treatment of cancer requires a "whole person", multi-faceted approach. Research shows conventional medical treatments, (such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery), can be enhanced by supportive care services which address the physical, emotional and social needs of the patient and assist with healing and recovery.

Cancer care services can include:

  • Education
  • Advocacy / Patient navigation
  • Herb / Supplement counseling
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Psychotherapy
  • Support groups
  • Community outreach
  • Social work and financial subsidy
  • Fitness / Exercisen
  • Survivorship programs
  • Home & family services
  • Family / Caregiver programs
  • Transportation
  • Art for healing
  • Spiritual counseling

Personal supportive care. Powerful results

At PowerOverCancer, you will find a dedicated team with a passion for healing and a commitment to the highest standards of health care.

Cancer support services can:

  • Improve therapeutic efficacy of cancer treatments
  • Enhance quality of life
  • Reduce side effects of treatment
  • Ameliorate pain. Increase comfort
  • Strengthen well-being
  • Protect and stimulate the immune system
  • Promote active participation in health / healingy
  • Lower stress and anxiety
  • Provide a sense of control
  • Promote coping strategies
  • Fortify healthy relationships with loved ones
  • Help find hope and build confidence

PowerOverCancer – Helping patients and families gain physical and emotional strength to manage the challenges of cancer, fight their disease, and return to a quality of life and what they love most.

Please click on the portal most appropriate to you for greater detail on how PowerOverCancer provides personalized support and powerful results.