OUR PARTNERS &
Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through free events, materials, and resources.
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the largest nonprofit dedicated exclusively to the young adult breast cancer community. YSC provides education, resources and connections for all young adults diagnosed with breast cancer.
Stupid Cancer helps to empower everyone affected by adolescent and young adult cancer by ending isolation and building community so that everyone in the AYA community is supported, understood, and accepted. Our programs include our annual conference CancerCon, monthly webinars, our AYA story library, and social meetups.
The Ulman Foundation change lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. Offering educational programs, support groups, services, events and much more.
5 Million Brains was created and run by Fort Wayne, Indiana native Kyle Miron, who is leading the charge against cancer as a survivor, advocate, and Cancer Samurai. Learn how positivity and empowerment can help to better fight against cancer and toxicity.
Breast Cancer Alliance is the powerful private breast cancer foundation making a national impact through major investments in early-stage research, fellowships, education and support. To learn more, get involved or donate, visit breastcanceralliance.org.
The Jane Pauley Community Health Centers offer a wide range of healthcare, dental, and behavioral health services for you and your family. These centers offer patients high quality, affordable healthcare services from our staff of qualified professionals.
The Inova Health Foundation supports Inova’s mission to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to create a world that understands there is more than one way to have breast cancer. To fulfill our mission of providing trusted information and a community of support, we offer on-demand emotional, practical, and evidence-based content that is meaningful to those newly diagnosed, in treatment, post-treatment, and living with metastatic disease.
Lending Hearts addresses the need for assisting pediatric cancer patients & families in surviving treatment. Programs & services promote wellness, community and emotional support both in treatment and beyond.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. The Fort Wayne chapter of Making Strides hosts yearly events to raise money for breast cancer research.
Cancer Pathways Midwest bring you social, educational, and emotional-support programs through online platforms. They have information for those newly diagnosed, those currently in treatment, and those in survivorship in life after cancer. Not only for patients, but for partners, families and caregivers as well.
Our cancer navigation and survivorship program at CHN walks with our patients and their caregivers as they navigate through cancer treatment and empowers them with the resources, education and support they need in survivorship. We recognize, advocate and individualize our relationship with each survivor to best suit their needs and concerns specific to them and their type of cancer.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® is a national, comprehensive cancer care network, with five hospitals around the country and a growing footprint of Outpatient Care Centers and other locations. CTCA is the home of integrative and compassionate cancer care. We never stop searching for and providing powerful and innovative therapies to heal the whole person, improve quality of life and restore hope.
Cancer Hope Network provides free one-on-one peer support to adult cancer patients and their loved ones. Our 400+ survivor and caregiver volunteers provide support from diagnosis, through treatment and into survivorship. All volunteer and client matches are overseen by a team of nursing/social work and certified tele-health professionals.
Reclaiming Intimacy has created long term partnerships based on patient needs and our ability to implement successful solutions. We work with a number of organizations and that share our goals of promoting cancer-related sexual health issues in order to
strengthen advocacy for sexual health promotion.
- Educate: Be the source of scientifically-based and accessible information.
- Build Alliances: Collaborate with organizations to expand the understanding and sexual health model.
- Advocate: Advance supportive changes in sexual health.
SEXUAL HEALTH & RECLAIMING INTIMACY
Reclaiming Intimacy is at the forefront of promoting sexual health & rehabilitation for cancer & illness survivors. We are starting a movement to break the taboo, open communication, & help restore intimacy after the impact of cancer and treatments.
We are dedicated to helping advocates and the medical community so they can better serve patients and their partners to strengthen their relationship. Talking about sexual dysfunction and providing care removes the unknown, reconnecting survivors to a vital part of the self.
Reclaiming sexuality assists in healing both mind and body through cancer & illness. Framing changes in sexuality as something to be embraced gives hope and connects partners, pulling people from the isolation. Patient advocates are a critical part of survivor quality of life-talking about sexual rehabilitation restores, bringing a higher quality of life.
Providing information and answering questions should be done with a proactive, consistent approach because healthcare providers may or may not provide complete answers. Especially with sexual health, more often than not, healthcare providers and physicians will not address questions or concerns.
Whatever treatment plan, stage of illness, or phase of life, Reclaiming Intimacy serves caretakers, patients, families, advocates, physicians, and partners through education and providing support.
WHY IS SEXUAL HEALTH IMPORTANT TO OUR PARTNERS?
Not all medical professionals take into account the sexual health of cancer & illness survivors. By and large, medical professionals do not regularly talk about sexual health and that leaves patients with distressing problems, question, and no answers. This leaves patients with the difficult task of finding tools and resources for sexual health.
Patients are seeking information through advocate agencies and, in many cases, still unable to receive vital information. Unfortunately, organizations have been unwilling to include sexual rehabilitation because of cultural taboos. Normalizing these conversations, providing assistance and sexual aids are proactive steps toward treating sexual health like any other aspect of survivorship care.
Where can a cancer or medical patient go to get information if advocates can’t help? Many patients give up, feeling a part of their life is forever gone. The take away- patients are getting the message that their sexual health isn’t an important part of their quality of life.
We offer a multitude of related products, also known as therapeutic aids, to improve & maximize sexual health rehabilitation. Our products, available for both men & women, are designed, engineered, & created especially for therapy and rehabilitation. Each product is carefully hand selected by our expert in-house buyer after doing extensive research.
Reclaiming Intimacy features products, therapeutic aids, in addition to offering extensive resources and educational services to build and shape a culture where sexual health is viewed as any other aspect of survivorship care.
Part of our movement is ridding the cultural taboos around sexual dysfunction. Sexual aids for survivors will promote sexual health rehabilitation and eventually start to spotlight this rarely talked about, yet critical, aspect of cancer & illness survivorship.
RECLAIMING INTIMACY PARTNER BENEFITS
We believe collaborative partnerships to bring the highest quality care to cancer survivors & patients. We value cancer & illness advocate expertise, unique knowledge, and appreciate the value they bring to the medical community. Reclaiming Intimacy has the goal to enhance the services and assistance given to patients. Our partners receive a full range of services for the best patient and caregiver care possible.
SHARE YOUR STORY OF HOPE
We want to hear about how cancer & illness have effected life after the diagnosis. We also want to hear from caregivers, advocates,
family, & medical professionals lending love & support. By sharing your story, you’ll give encouragement and support
giving strength in numbers as we fight cancer & illness together. View the effects of cancer & illness from various vantage points …
- Care Givers