Funds from Friends of Mel help us directly work on our mission – connecting cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers for 1-on-1 peer mentorship – by helping underwrite our connection specialists’ salaries. A typical connection involves speaking with a cancer fighter, comprehensively understanding their needs, identifying a perfect match amongst our database of Mentor Angels, and putting the two people in touch for support. Recently we spoke with a fighter with a rare form of bone cancer and matched them a survivor of the same cancer – and both of them also happened to speak Greek. Thanks to Friends of Mel we’re able to make hundreds of these matches every month in order to ensure that anyone touched by cancer gets the help they need.
– Aaron Hadley, Director of Operations, Imerman Angels 1-on-1 Cancer Support