About YOU CAN THRIVE!
Why was this innovative breast cancer support paradigm developed?
You Can Thrive!
YCT was founded in New York City in 2005. Our visionary programs were developed with an insider’s perspective. As a young survivor hyper-aware of all the pink ribbons, Luana DeAngelis found herself wondering why the bulk of funds raised were largely bypassing those women who in need of relief. Feeling inspired, she enlisted the skills of those in the community who feel kindred to the idea of easing the journey for people with breast cancer. Since 2005, she's developed, grown, and executed a replicable palliative care model designed to make a real difference in the lives and outcomes of people with cancer. Read her story here.
The History of You Can Thrive!
We opened doors of our first Integrative Survivorship Center for Breast Cancer in Flatiron, April 2007. We've been continuing to expand exponentially since. In 2010, the foundation grew massively with 9 office space and program expansions. Adding weekly nutritional and other educational seminars to our comprehensive multi-tiered program. In fall of 2011 we partnered to reopen in a new 10,000 sq ft. Integrative Survivorship center. In 2013 Hurricane Sandy shut down operations and in 2016 we moved to Centre for Social Innovation and began operations in a new space. At present we have over 160 active members, you can be one. Thrive!
MISSION FORWARD: 100% of your donation will provide direct relief to a woman suffering NOW. Please click here to donate today and support our mission. Consider a recurring monthly donation. It costs only $15 to provide a relief service for a woman with cancer, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, therapeutic sound or yoga!
Through partnerships and support from Avon Breast Cancer Crusade and other foundations, private funders and generous supporters, we are addressing mind/body/spirit with unique supportive services previously unavailable to the community at large. We have seen mortality rates in NYC drop equally for black and white women, making it the best city in the country to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Together we have created a new paradigm which address' mind/body/spirit. This is an essential component of healing and is not currently addressed by our system. We are Pink for People! Are you? Join us today.
* Luana DeAngelis, Founder & CEO
* Dr. Sheldon Feldman, Board Chair & Medical Director
* Lauren Camp, Vice Chair Investment Banking at JP Morgan
* Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Thriver & best-selling graphic novelist
* Former Member RIP: Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, Integrative Oncologist
OUR FOCUS ON HEALING: Our quality of life programs can alleviate unnecessary pain, disability, and distress (ex: fear of death & recurrence) that often accompanies a diagnosis of cancer, and resurfaces after treatment or during extended living with disease. By providing affordable access we support the under-served populations that tend to fare worse when diagnosed. You Can Thrive’s replicable model fills a critical and well-identified chasm in long-term survivorship support for breast cancer survivors, when they need it most and can afford it least. Click here to see our events and workshops.