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Partnership expands advocacy and empowerment for patients fighting cancer

PLAINSBORO, N.J. (November 1, 2016) — CURE Media Group, the nation’s leading digital and print media enterprise focused on cancer patients, cancer centers and advocacy groups, today expanded its Advocacy Spotlight Partnership by teaming with the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.

“CURE’s Advocacy Spotlight Partnership is focused on empowering and encouraging patients, families and their caregivers,” said Mike Hennessy Jr., president Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. (MJH).

“We are proud to stand with these two advocacy champions: The National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation providing crucial support for those facing these rare conditions, and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship providing a strong voice for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.”

CURE Media Group’s offerings also include online resources, live meetings, recognition events; and a resource guide for the newly diagnosed. CURE Media Group combines science and humanity to make cancer understandable.

Founded in 2001, the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation is dedicated to the notion that knowledge equals patient power and works to help patients learn as much as possible about leiomyosarcoma (LMS) so they can self-advocate. Leiomyosarcoma is a relatively rare form of soft tissue sarcomas. About 12,020 new soft tissue sarcomas are diagnosed each year.

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, founded in 1986 by and for cancer survivors, has replaced the notion of “cancer victim” with “cancer survivor”—including family, friends and caregivers.
NCCS has worked with legislators and policymakers to represent cancer patients and survivors in efforts to improve their quality of care and quality of life after diagnosis.

“These partners shared our commitment to promoting advocacy by providing reliable and up-to-date information,” Hennessey said. “The Advocacy Spotlight Partnership continues to expand to meet the needs of our community.”

About the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation
NLMSF is dedicated to ensuring LMS research is fully supported and raising awareness of LMS as a rare form of cancer. The Foundation hosts multiple patient/family/caregiver education symposia through the year. The Foundation also supports and funds promising LMS research.  an annual patient education symposium series, provides patient education opportunities and support, collaborates with cancer research centers throughout the United States, UK and Canada, and advocates on issues affecting research, treatment advancements, clinical trials, and drug development. To learn more, visit https://www.nlmsf.org/

About the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
NCCS represents the millions of Americans who share a common experience – the survivorship experience – living with, through and beyond a cancer diagnosis. That experience has value and can be a transforming, positive force. NCCS also knows that cancer survivors and those who care for them face many challenges. For 30 years, NCCS has been a recognized leader in advocating to improve cancer related public policy and empowering cancer survivors by sharing self-advocacy tools and collaborating with other cancer organizations to address national policy issues. To learn more, visit http://www.canceradvocacy.org/.

About CURE Media Group

CURE Media Group’s flagship product, CURE® magazine, is the indispensable guide to every stage of the cancer experience. With nearly 1 million readers, CURE®  is the largest consumer publication in the United States focused entirely on cancer, with broad distribution to cancer patients, cancer centers and advocacy groups. CURE Media Group’s offerings also include its online resource, curetoday.com; live meetings; a resource guide for the newly diagnosed; and the Extraordinary Healer® national nursing award. CURE Media Group combines science and humanity to make cancer understandable. CURE Media Group is part of the Plainsboro, N.J.-based Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. family of businesses, which includes the acclaimed OncLive® (www.onclive.com) platform of resources for the practicing oncologist. For more information, visit www.curetoday.com or www.mjhassoc.com.

Media Contacts

For National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation: Annie Achee, [email protected]

For National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: Dan Weber, [email protected]

For CURE Media Group: Becky Taylor, 609-240-6886, [email protected]

The National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation’s mission is to provide patient education opportunties and support through patient/family/caregiver educational programs, collaborating with cancer research centers throughout the United States, including the UK and Canada; provide patient advocacy on legislative issues and initiatives that advance awareness of leiomyosarcoma and research efforts, and promote and fund leiomyosarcoma research in support of accelerating treatment advancements and breakthroughs.