We Believe That Community Is Stronger Than Cancer
We are a relentless ally for anyone who is striving to manage the realities of this disruptive disease and get back to normal. No one can, or should, face cancer alone.
While we have witnessed many significant advances in treating this devastating disease, nothing takes the place of the power, inspiration, companionship, and connection that comes from community.
We are here to provide relevant and highly personalized support when and where it is needed most.
History of MyLifeLine
MyLifeLine was founded in 2007 by Marcia Donziger, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1997, when she was 27 years old. The Internet existed at the time, but not with the fullness it has now. She recalls feeling overwhelmed by the volume of concern, during a time when she was struggling to fight the cancer inside her. She could not physically return all the phone calls herself and found it emotionally draining to repeat the same information about her condition, over and over. She often felt guilty for not staying in better touch with the people who cared about her.
Marcia saw an opportunity to make a difference for other cancer patients after going through her own cancer journey. She envisioned a central place online where cancer patients could communicate via a personal, secure website, sharing updates, managing practical help, and receiving caring messages. Thus, MyLifeLine was born.
In 2018, the Denver-based nonprofit MyLifeLine.org, a digital community that included thousands of patients, caregivers, and their supporters, saw an opportunity to expand its reach and help even more cancer patients. MyLifeLine merged with the Cancer Support Community, the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide. The Cancer Support Community is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
The addition of MyLifeLine to the Cancer Support Community enables anyone impacted by cancer the ability to connect and transform their cancer experiences through community and connection online, removing barriers of support and access by distance, while also providing additional opportunities to grow digital services that include private discussion forums, virtual programing, and more.Read More About Our Full History