A Time to Heal
Cancer can threaten our understanding of ourselves and who we are. It threatens our mental stability with frightening thoughts, anxiety and depression. It chips away at our independence. These feelings can stay with us long after treatment has ended. And so many wonder … will I ever be ME again? A Time to Heal helps cancer patients recover, rebuild health, reduce stress, boost hope and manage fear of recurrence. Programs are offered free of charge and facilitated by licensed medical and mental health professionals. They are offered in the safe and convenient online environment of Zoom and serve any adult cancer survivors/caregivers, regardless of where they were treated or their geographic location.
What services do you provide?
A Time to Heal helps cancer patients recover, rebuild health, reduce stress, boost hope and manage fear of recurrence. The programs provide practical guidance for next steps, including research-based advice on topics like “chemo brain” or “brain fog,” nutrition/supplements, exercise, anxiety and intimacy.
How have you seen the organization make a difference?
Survivorship 101 class is research-based and with over ten years of data analysis from surveys, it has been shown to increase hope, resilience, quality of life and happiness. Participants complete surveys after class completion to measure outcomes.
How can people get involved?
Visit www.atimetohealfoundation.org or call 402-401-6083.
Is there anything you wish more people knew about your organization?
- All programs are FREE of charge to cancer survivors and/or caregivers
- 100% donor-funded
- “No Borders” – we serve any adult cancer survivors/caregivers, regardless of where they were treated or their geographic location (26 states and Canada year to date!)
- Small budget and small administration with a BIG impact!
- Provided over 2,700 hours of support to nearly 400 people across all our programs this year to date, compared to about 1,300 hours to 231 people in the entire year of 2020.
Kristi Cornish, Julie Pabian and Pat Butterfield
“Do I believe every cancer survivor should have a program like A Time to Heal? The answer is yes. You’re around a group of people who can relate to how you feel both emotionally and physically. There is no substitute for being able to talk to those people.” – George Hefley, Vice President of Achievement Unlimited, Inc and Survivorship 101 Participant
Contact: Brenda Helget, CFRE, executive director
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