The LUNGevity Foundation and the biopharmaceutical company Celgene have joined forces to launch a new resource for caregivers of people diagnosed with lung cancer. The program, “Your Journey Together,” is a support tool focusing on the specific needs of this group and includes a series of videos, tip sheets, and other resources to assist caregivers in transitioning into their new roles, take care of themselves, and connect with other caregivers.
The joint effort enhances the online LUNGevity Caregiver Resource Center. In addition, each month a live conversation will be held on Twitter using the hashtag #LCCaregiver, open to caregivers across the nation, and will allow questions to be asked and answered in real time.
“Celgene is truly pleased to be working alongside LUNGevity to provide tools and resources for caregivers—a critical and essential member of a lung cancer survivor’s health-care team,” said Joel Beetsch, Vice President of Patient Advocacy at Celgene. “It is our hope that these resources provide important insights for the caregiver and the patient as they ‘Journey Together’ in the fight against lung cancer.”
“The ‘Your Journey Together’ program is a great addition to the online Caregiver Resource Center,” said Andrea Ferris, President of LUNGevity Foundation. “At LUNGevity, we are focused on supporting anyone affected by lung cancer, both survivors and the friends and family members who serve as their rock through diagnosis and treatment. We’re grateful to work with Celgene on addressing this unmet need in the lung cancer community.”
The Caregiver Resource Center and new “Your Journey Together” materials can be found at www.LUNGevity.org/caregiver. ■