Collaboration unites twenty years of nonprofit service with dynamic social media network
Nonprofit organization Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) announced today a partnership with MyBCTeam (www.MyBCTeam.com) a new social network for women facing breast cancer. This partnership will link the women of MyBCTeam with LBBC’s extensive resources in an interactive and dynamic community.
“If you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, it should be easy to find the best people and resources around to help you.” says MyBCTeam co-founder Mary Ray. “LBBC has established itself as one of the country’s most respected breast cancer nonprofit organizations and we’re thrilled to have them as a MyBCTeam partner. Their resources are designed to help women of all ages and stages of breast cancer. When a woman faces breast cancer, she’s looking for not only answers, but also connections – this partnership allows us to offer both.”
MyBCTeam is a free social network for women facing breast cancer. Instead of utilizing a networking structure that promotes anonymity, MyBCTeam provides women a safe environment to actually get to know one another and make real, lasting connections. These connections create the foundation of their individual “breast cancer team” – women and providers they personally connect with and recommend. The site was developed by MyHealthTeams, creators of online social networks specifically for people in the United States and Canada with chronic health conditions.
“The partnership provides the MyBCTeam community direct access to our expert resources,” adds Elyse Spatz Caplan, MA, LBBC’s director of programs and partnerships. “All of us at LBBC are committed to this effort and look forward to reaching even more women. We are excited that this vibrant online community will link women to each other and to vital support and educational information in one place. ”
About Living Beyond Breast Cancer
For over twenty years, LBBC has been providing educational resources and support services to women affected by breast cancer by empowering them with the information and support they need to make the best and most informed decisions for themselves and their families. National conferences, monthly webinars, regional community meetings, the Guides to Understanding Breast Cancer and a toll-free Survivors’ Helpline are just a few examples of the services that are provided, always at little or no cost. If someone you know has recently been diagnosed, is in treatment, recovery, years beyond their diagnosis or living with metastatic breast cancer, LBBC can help. For more information, visit lbbc.org or call (610) 645-4567.
MyBCTeam is a social network for any woman in the United States that has ever been diagnosed with breast cancer. On MyBCTeam is it easy to find and connect with other women just like you, share tips and support, ask and answer questions, and even find first-hand referrals of great providers and breast cancer specialists. MyBCTeam was founded in September 2012 and was the second health social network created by MyHealthTeams, a San Francisco-based company. MyHealthTeams makes it easy for people to build an online support network by connecting with one other and discovering the best providers around them. MyHealthTeams’ flagship site, MyAutismTeam, launched in December 2011 and has over 40,000 registered parents of kids with autism from across the country. To learn more visit them online at MyHealthTeams.