Better Together: Survivorship Connection (BTSC)
Supported by Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Society.
Better Together: Survivorship Connection (BTSC) focuses on the challenges and needs of childhood cancer survivors and can help address the frustration, loneliness, and isolation that survivors and their families often feel. Survivors can use this service regardless of their age, diagnosis, U.S. location, or length of time since their final treatment.
What is BTSC? BTSC connects childhood cancer survivors, parents, caregivers, family members, nonprofit organizations, professionals, and other stakeholders to a database of organizations from around the United States that provide programs, services, and other types of assistance to childhood and adolescent cancer survivors.
At this time, the categories for the database include:
- Advocacy and Awareness/Policy
- Educational Resources
- Medical Bills/Insurance
- Medical Care/Late Effects
- Psychosocial Supports
What are the plans for BTSC? In the future, Better Together: Survivorship Connection will become a hybrid program. We will continue to be a self-serve database for those who prefer to search the database themselves. Additionally, we will provide a personalized communication component through our Connector program for those who would prefer a little extra assistance.
Call to Action:
Volunteers are the heart and soul of CAC2. We are looking for volunteers to help us bring this project, Better Together: Survivorship Connection, to life and make it a success! In order to accomplish that, we have identified several different areas where we need volunteers:
- Data Collection and Management: Identify and add new organizations, and maintain existing information.
- Connector Development and Training: Develop and create training guidelines and other materials.
- Beta Tester: Prior to launching the database to the general public, we need to fully test it among CAC2 members, both individual members and nonprofit organizations.
BTSC Program Coming Soon: Fall 2023
Do you know of an organization that provides programs, services, resources, or other forms of assistance to childhood and adolescent cancer survivors, as well as their parents, caregivers, family members, medical professionals, nonprofit organizations, and others that interact with a childhood cancer survivor? If so, please email us so that we can conduct further research and add them to our database: .