A Time to Heal Cancer Foundation (ATTH) is a 501 (c ) 3 organization dedicated to the issues of cancer survivors and their caregivers. Our mission is, "To empower cancer survivors and their caregivers to create their best lives". ATTH is the only statewide holistic survivorship program for cancer survivors in Nebraska. In 2005 ATTH launched its copyrighted 12-week, evidence-based wellness rehabilitation program for breast cancer survivors. Since then ATTH has certified program facilitators across Nebraska and in 7 other states. Program evaluations from over 600 individuals nationwide who completed this program showed that program graduates improved quality of life, hope, happiness, and resilience and decreased depression compared to a wait list control group. Subsequent programs have targeted co-survivors, metastatic patients, and people experiencing "chemobrain" or brain fog.
We improve the quality of life for cancer survivors and their caregivers by:
1) Assessing needs of cancer survivors;
2) Raising awareness about cancer survivorship;
3) Providing evidence-based cancer survivorship programs for patients and co-survivors;
4) Providing quality training to professionals who work with cancer survivors.;
5) Sponsoring educational programs for patients, co-survivors, and healthcare professionals;
6) Conducting research about survivorship.
"Thanks to the people all involved in the 12-week Survivorship 101 Class- For the knowledge you shared, the kindness, thoughtfulness, and care. My strength and faith have improved, it's fantastic. Thank you, from a cancer patient"
"Thank you for the gift of the 12 weeks of encouraging information and strategies for wellness. You have given me and my caregiver the gift of HEALING. May you be greatly blessed as you have blessed me."
"Time Spent here is priceless. I learned so much about myself and how to help myself and others. Thank you so very much."
"Thank you for your support, A Time to Heal. The program has been so beneficial for me as I continue to heal from breast cancer. I truly believe that this program should be available to anyone going through and dealing with a cancer diagnosis. I was truly blessed by this program and feel that I am in a good and healthy place because of this program and all of the facilitators and guest lecturers. The program covers all aspects of healing and I thank God for being able to be a part of it. Thank you."
"What a pleasure to benefit from so many giving people. Thank you."
"I was able to participate in the wonderful "A Time to Heal" program. I benefitted in so many ways during the classes. I learned about cancer reoccurance, prevention, and stress management. I can see my co-participants being lifelong supporters as we navigate through this new cancer survivor world. Thank you for your support."
"Thank you so much for your generous gift of such a worthy class. When I first learned of this project, I thought I was doing just fine, but I learned so much about cancer, relaxation techniques, and about living a happier life- skills everyone needs in their lives. On the first night, I thought about whether or not I would make it 12 weeks, but at the end of the course I didn't want it to end. The trainers are awesome and have done so much research. I have made new friends for life. I am a better person for having been involved with this project. Thanks again."
So that cancer survivors and their caregivers may create their best lives, we provide support, education and empowerment.