#LCSM Chat Topic 3/12 8PM ET: Giving Back–Ways to Help Other Cancer Patients
Cancer patients and their caregivers come to patient communities (whether online or in real life) for reasons such as seeking support, finding hope, and learning about their disease. Eventually some become a source of support, hope and information through their activities.
These patients and caregivers sometimes express a desire to reach out to other patients and caregivers, to give back in appreciation for the help they received with their cancer experience. This may take the form of blogging, participating in fundraisers, volunteering for advocacy projects, or other activities.
But sometimes those who would like to give back are uncertain where to start.
The #LCSM Chat on March 12, 2015, at 8 PM Eastern Time, will discuss motivations for giving back, ways in which patients and caregivers can help others dealing with cancer, and resources available to make this possible. The #LCSM Chat moderator Janet Freeman-Daily (@JFreemanDaily) will post the following topic questions:
T1: What motivated you to reach out and/or give back to cancer patients and/or caregivers?
T2: In what ways might cancer patients or caregivers help others who are dealing with their disease? How might they reach out?
T3: What resources are available to help give back? Pls share links if you have them (websites, Inspirational stories, etc.)
Please remember to include #LCSM in ALL your tweets so the other chat participants can see them. You can read a primer on participating in the chat here.