Welcome to the Cancer Journeys Foundation. I am Robert Hess, a founder, and an 18-year cancer survivor. I have a lot of personal experience with cancer: my father died of lung cancer; my older sister died of pancreatic cancer; and my younger sister is in her fourth year as a Stage 3 breast cancer survivor.
The Cancer Journeys Foundation mission is to provide the knowledge, support, and community that cancer survivors need to develop and implement cancer survivorship plans and cancer survivor journey maps.
I know from personal experience the emotional lows of a cancer diagnosis and I have experienced first-hand the challenges in finding information and support in dealing with a cancer diagnosis. No one should have to face cancer alone. That’s our mission – to be there for cancer survivors.
We are guided by the same spirit that drove one of the world’s great wartime leaders . . .
“Never, never, never give up.”
If you are a cancer survivor, we invite you to explore elements of our website for information that supports your cancer journey and share your thoughts and any other resources you have found that can help your fellow cancer survivors.
Exercise can be an important physical and emotional element in preventing cancer and its return. We’re developing a nationwide walking program, beginning here in Manhattan Beach, California, and we are actively looking for cancer survivor ambassadors to lead walks in communities across the country.
We have cancelled all of these events because of the Covid-19 pandemic social distancing guidelines. We will resume our programs when the CDC guidelines tell us it’s safe.
As we progress through the Covid-19 period, please follow the guidelines and stay safe and well!
Robert and the CJF Team