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7 Ways to be a Supportive Co-Survivor

We all know what a caregiver is.  So what is a Co-Survivor?  It’s a new term that takes caregiver to a different level.  Co-survivors provide care, but also provide practical help like cleaning and cooking, as well as much-needed emotional support.  They are usually family members, spouses or partners, friends, colleagues and, yes, even health […]

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day as a Cancer Survivor: 6 Tips You Will Love!

Yes, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It is a day for love, compassion and celebration of those you cherish and appreciate the most in life. As a cancer survivor you may have had some good days and some bad days, but the most important thing to remember is through it all you have […]

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A Cancer Christmas: 5 Tips to Help Loved Ones Who Are in the Hospital for Christmas!

December is supposed to be the most festive, joyful time of the year. The air is cold and crisp, the scent of Christmas trees is in the air, and Christmas carols can be heard on the radio. For many, it symbolizes the best time of the year. Getting ready to bake cookies, laugh and share […]

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Managing the Holidays and Cancer

For those battling cancer, the holidays can be a welcome distraction or a miserable season. Don’t let cancer suck your enjoyment out of the season or let precious moments with family and friends pass you by. Here are a few tips to help decrease stress and increase enjoyment: Make new traditions As you may already […]

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Holiday Tips for Caregivers

The time period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is stressful for caregivers. Caring for someone who has cancer or is terminally ill has it’s own unique challenges. Chances are, you’re already serving as chef, personal shopper, travel agent, secretary and nurse. Add in holiday shopping, gift-wrapping and incoming visitors to that list and you […]

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Can Selling a Life Insurance Policy Provide Peace of Mind?

Everyone who’s been diagnosed with a terminal illness reacts differently. Some may want to lash out in anger, while others may feel completely removed and become introverted. In our previous blog, we discussed the importance of providing support in these situations and ways to become an effective Co-Survivor. While it’s important to provide emotional support, […]

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What is a Viatical Settlement?

If you or a loved one are battling a life threatening disease you’re well aware that coping with the high cost of cancer, and researching resources to help cover all of your expenses, is a full time job. The cost of care can dramatically impact family members too. But, what if you didn’t have to […]

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Coping With The High Cost Of Cancer

We all know that it costs big money to develop advancements in the treatment of cancer, from the development of new drugs and treatments, to research and even improvements in diagnosis.  In fact, cancer costs are projected to reach at least $158 billion annually by 2020[1]. But what most people don’t factor in is the […]

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American Life Funds Sponsors Annual ACCF Feather Run 5K!

American Life Fund teamed up with the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation once again! We sponsored the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation Feather Run 5k Run/Walk on November 1st, 2014. This event benefits the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation (ACCF), a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency financial assistance to adult cancer patients and survivors in […]

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American Life Fund Participates in PurpleStride 5K for Pancreatic Cancer

On Saturday, November 9th 2013, American Life Fund had the pleasure of being a Silver Sponsor for the PurpleStride Atlanta 5k run/walk at Centennial Olympic Park. This event is held by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Foundation yearly in hopes of fighting Pancreatic Cancer.  All proceeds raised go towards pancreatic research, grants, awareness and survivors. […]

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