CancerGrief.com began as a tribute to my friend Brad who lost his battle to lung cancer almost 2 years ago. Since then I have lost more and more friends and loved ones to this disease.
My name is Christine and since having gone through those experiences and having learned so much about cancer, it’s treatments and it’s devastating effects on not only the patient, but the family and friends as well, I knew I had to do something to help others facing this battle.
This loss was not the first I have had due to cancer. I just had never really thought much about it prior to this. I was one of the many people who said, “That only happens to other people!” Now, I am absolutely horrified at how many people are touched by this disease. Everyone you talk to is either personally dealing with it or knows someone who is. I have lost more dear friends than I care to think about since the loss of my friend Brad and each and every one hurts just as much as the first. I became involved with a couple of online support groups in an effort to help others and then decided to take the next step which was to design, build and publish this site.
CancerGrief.com is simply a labour of love born out of loss. This site was launched in February of 2007. I had no idea how to go about building a web site but I was determined to make this happen. It has been countless hours of research, inquiries to various organizations and businesses, hospitals, private foundations, etc. Everything you will find on this site is posted with the written permission of the author or organization. If I am not granted the right to post things, I will not. I feel it is of the utmost importance to be a legitimate and honest source of information and resources. I value honesty and integrity in my own life and have used those principles as a foundation for this site.
This site is not a source of income for me, I do not profit from any portion of the materials. I maintain and fund this site on my own and the content you will find on the following pages is a source of pride for me.
I hope you will find this site to be helpful and a source of comfort and information. It is my dream that in the near future this site will no longer serve a purpose as the cure will be found. Until such time, I will uphold the promises I made to Brad and continue to do all that I can to help in that fight. In that light, this site is dedicated not only to him, but to those other wonderful friends that I have made and lost to this disease.
Currently I am looking into gaining a non~profit status. When that dream is realized my next goal is to set up my own foundation to raise money and awareness of this disease. I hope to have both of these done within the next 18 months.
I am glad you stopped by and hope that you will join me in my continuing quest.