1000 Cancer Stories
How did this begin?
In the summer of 2017, this campaign was born. The intent of collecting 1,000 cancer stories & sharing them was clear- to create a support system for those going through similar experiences.
The campaign quickly became an important part of the discussion of cancer in our local community & it's time to continue to branch out. We're doing this by opening the dialog in a safe space, sharing our stories, helping others & strengthening our community. We hope you find a sense of comfort when you read each story by relating them to your own. We also hope that you find inspiration & strength to share your own story whether it's mailing one in, working with us by writing a blog post or creating a video. We're here for every option & to guide you through the process.
*Stories are only shared on this site with direct permission from the author. Mailing them in to us does not automatically mean we will be sharing them, instead we will be collecting stories for various reasons- but we still will only use them outside of the collection with your permission*
This campaign was born in a time where I was searching for inspiration. What it has grown into has been beyond beautiful & powerful. Every story that has already come in- that's hundreds of them- I have personally read. While at times the weight of this is heavy at times, it has been extremely meaningful. Knowing that so many people have trusted me with their stories, their memories & pieces of them- is something I will forever cherish.
I am excited to continue to grow this and to create a safe space for people to talk about their difficult experiences. I know personally how hard it can be to find somebody to relate to, but by opening up & creating a discussion, I have also found how important sharing our stoires is. Thank you for coming by & for choosing to join us in this important movement!