Health & Energy Through Active Living Every Day
What is HEALED?
HEALED – Health & Energy through Active Living Every Day – is a community movement to educate and encourage people to live healthier lives in the present moment. Research shows that a more active lifestyle can reduce cancer risk, improve quality of life, and minimize the physical and psychological side effects after a cancer diagnosis.
The HEALED community collectively helps to support each other in living life to the fullest. As part of this community of support, our lead volunteer, Pat Croce, hosts a quarterly Community Gathering featuring expert guests and cancer survivors on topics related to physical, mental, and spiritual health. Discussion includes nutrition, fitness, mindfulness and other information from expert guests pertaining to research and advancement in helping people suffer less with cancer.
What is the Community Gathering?
Our Community Gatherings are a one-hour virtual program held once per quarter. The Gatherings feature expert guests and cancer survivors on topics related to physical, mental, and spiritual health. Discussion includes nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, and other information from expert guests pertaining to research and advancement in helping people suffer less with cancer. The Gatherings can be viewed at www.facebook.com/acshelaed and www.youtube.com/cancernortheast. You can view past Gatherings on our website, www.acshealed.com.
How can I watch the Community Gathering?
You can view the Quarterly Community Gathering at www.facebook.com/acshealed or www.youtube.com/cancernortheast.
How do I join the HEALED Movement?
Got to ACSHEALED.org to make a donation and join the HEALED Movement to honor your loved ones, make a lifesaving difference, and have the opportunity to focus on personal wellness. The HEALED Movement will collectively help those in need and support each other in living life to its fullest.
As a HEALED Community Member you will:
- Receive a beautiful black lava bead bracelet with one green bead – which not only symbolizes unity, but also growth, renewal and healing.
- Be invited to quarterly Community Gatherings hosted by Pat Croce, featuring expert guests and cancer survivors on topics related to physical, mental and spiritual health.
What is the significance of the HEALED lava -bead bracelet?
The black lava bead bracelet is a symbol of our Movement. The green bead symbolizes unity, growth, renewal, and healing.
Can I still get a bracelet if I am unable to donate at this time?
Yes, if you are not able to donate, please send your request with name and address to email@example.com.
How can I make a donation?
To make a donation, please go to ACSHEALED.org and click on the Donate button. To make a donation via check, please send your check or money order to: American Cancer Society, Greater Philadelphia, PO Box 30836, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Attn: HEALED.
Can I make a donation via check?
Yes, to make a donation via check, please send your check or money order to: American Cancer Society, Greater Philadelphia, PO Box 30836, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Attn: HEALED.
Where do the funds raised by HEALED go?
Funds raised for the HEALED Community Movement will support life-saving research conducted by the American Cancer Society’s Population Science research team that contributes to improving our knowledge of nearly every aspect of cancer, from what causes it to how we can end it. The Society’s teams of expert researchers have been collecting and analyzing data in the United States for decades, producing news-making and practice changing findings. Studies like these have been conducted by the American Cancer Society since the early 50s – and have shown how lifestyle, medical, environmental, and genetic factors relate to cancer, cancer risk, survivorship and survival. Findings from these studies and others also help us to effectively promote positive behavioral changes – like quitting smoking or being more active. This work has contributed to the 31% drop in cancer death rates between 1991 and 2018 and will advance the Society’s goal of reducing cancer mortality to 40% by 2035. You can learn more about reducing your risk of cancer by making healthy choices at www.cancer.org/healthy
The first project the HEALED movement will fund is an online physical activity intervention designed specifically for cancer survivors. This study will expand the original pilot that was tested by 85 cancer survivors to 400. The results from the initial pilot were overwhelmingly positive – survivors who participated found the program to be motivational and learned that exercise is safe and helpful for cancer survivors. By the end of the study, participants spend significantly less time sitting and more time exercising and/or simply being active in their daily lives. The expanded pilot study will allow the American Cancer Society to develop and launch a new and improved interactive website with the goal of reaching an unlimited number of cancer survivors across the country to provide this greatly needed resource free of charge.