BIRMINGHAM, AL – October 22, 2018 – Longtime cancer patient advocate and activist Andrea Wilson Woods has launched a Kickstarter campaign for her new company Cancer University (Cancer U). One out of three Americans will experience cancer in their lifetime, a devastating diagnosis that puts patients into a reactive state. CEO and Co-founder Ms. Woods created Cancer U, an online membership platform that empowers and educates cancer patients and caregivers to become proactive participants during their cancer journey.
Chief Business Development Officer and Co-founder W. Edward Hinton explained, “Numerous studies have shown that the more educated, engaged, and active patients are in their treatment decisions, especially with serious diseases like cancer, costs go down while outcomes improve.”
About Cancer U
Cancer U’s mission is to change every patient and caregiver’s cancer journey by empowering and educating them to advocate for their cancer care to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.
With its unique online university platform, Cancer U coaches, teaches, and trains patients and caregivers. They can learn anywhere at any time on any device as the website has responsive design and a user-friendly layout. The interactive courses include video/audio modules, text, worksheets, and quizzes.
Additionally, patients and caregivers can interact with each other inside an online community called Cancer Thrivers. The community is a private, online forum where members can discuss their experiences, exchange information, and meet new friends.
“My big audacious goal is to have 1 million cancer patients and caregivers enrolled in Cancer U by the end of 2020,” said Ms. Woods, “I want to create a powerful, sustained movement that changes cancer care in America.”
About the Kickstarter Project
Cancer is one of the biggest killers of our time. This Kickstarter project has the potential to change and improve millions of lives. To help make Cancer U’s innovative new online platform a reality, the team is looking to raise $50,000 on the crowdfunding platform by November 8, 2018.
In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of limited rewards including an “I’m a Cancer Thriver” water bottle for $27, an early bird Lifetime Membership to Cancer U for $97 and more. Backers can also pledge for the opportunity to share their cancer story on the upcoming Cancer U podcast or name a future Cancer U course in memory of a loved one.
For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below.