Caregiver Support

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation provides free treatment journals to help families stay organized during treatment, print and online versions available. The journal helps parents stay organized and keep track of important information during treatment. They also have a comprehensive list of childhood cancer resources.

Caregiver Action Network
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. CAN reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers’ lives by removing barriers to health and well being.

Caregiver Media Group
The Caregiver Media Group provides information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. They produce Today’s Caregiver magazine, provide the “Fearless Caregiver Conferences”, and provide a resource list of regional support groups.

Family Caregiving Alliance
The Family Caregiving Alliance unites research, policy and practice, and manages the National Center on Caregiving (NCC) to advance the development of high-quality, cost effective programs and policies for caregivers in every state in the country. The NCC sponsors the Family Care Navigator, a first-of-its-kind, state-by-state, online guide to help families in all 50 states locate government, nonprofit, and private caregiver support programs.
My Life Line offers free patient websites that offer cancer specific resources, the ability to post requests for help or donations, and a place to update people in your life. Their site includes a list of resources for patients, caregivers, and familys as well as updates on news & events.

National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving provides support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers. It coordinates a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations.

The Colon Cancer Alliance’s Buddy Program
The Colon Cancer Alliance’s Buddy Program 
provides peer-to-peer support from those who have been there to not only colorectal cancer patients, but caregivers and family members also. They can connect by email or phone, and are there to provide emotional support, information, and help through their life experience. Buddies are matched by diagnosis, gender, age, and primary concerns.