In Arizona, newly diagnosed cancer patients receive the BAG IT canvas bag of information and materials from their doctor. Surgeons, oncologists, and nurses offer bags to patients on their first visit at offices, hospitals, or clinics – at no charge! People outside Arizona can order BAG IT online at our website for a donation of $30 to cover our cost and shipping.
BAG IT has helped 40,000 people with cancer since 2003. Surveys report that people find the program to be highly successful for helping them cope and feel more in control of their cancer.
Quotes from people who have used BAG IT:
“The information I received in Bag It was extremely useful because it answered a lot of my questions and helped me understand more about cancer and what to expect.”
“I really appreciate all the information and the notebook has really helped for me to organize and I have had nurses view my notes which helped them.”
“It was wonderful to go into treatment prepared.”
“I feel like there is hope and I will get through this! The information in this bag is excellent! I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Up Coming event: ESCAPE – Encouraging and Sustaining Cancer Advocacy Programs and Efforts Leadership Conference, August 23-27, 2012 at Miraval in Tucson, Arizona.
ESCAPE is a leadership conference offered by BAG IT for cancer advocates across the country. It offers advocates information to grow and sustain their cancer programs and efforts, networking opportunities on a national level, and skills to help advocates prevent burnout. Visit details about our conference. Applications are being accepted through June 30.