A Mighty Partnership Provides Hope for Children with Cancer

Our hope is that one day, there will be a cure for all children with cancer. This can’t be done without spreading awareness about the need for research and improved cancer treatments. We’re thrilled to say that we now have an amazing opportunity to share our mission, thanks to a new partnership that puts our resources in front of The Mighty’s wide-reaching readership.

The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease, disorder, mental illness and disability. More than half of Americans are facing serious health conditions or medical issues. They want more than information. They want to be inspired. The Mighty publishes real stories about real people facing real challenges.

That’s what we want to do at CureSearch. We’re dedicated to improving lives, providing comprehensive resources and supporting those affected by childhood cancer. We want to inspire others and share real stories about childhood cancer survivors, fighters and supporters.

In fact, we were so inspired by this partnership, that we asked The Mighty founder Mike Porath some questions:

Q. Why was The Mighty created?

A. When my daughter Annabel was diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder, Dup15q syndrome, my wife and I found that connecting with others who shared their experiences with us was more helpful than anything else. We created The Mighty to build a platform that fosters that kind of community rather than provide the cold, clinical information on sites like WebMD. We’re here to help people face disability, disease and illness together.

Q. What makes you most proud to be a part of The Mighty?

A. Hearing from our community about the positive impact The Mighty has had on their lives makes me very proud of what we’re building here. One person recently wrote in: “By reading other people’s messages and articles, I am comforted by the fact that I am not alone and that people actually genuinely understand my perspective.” That’s why The Mighty exists.

Mike Porath

Q. How does the mission of The Mighty align with the mission of CureSearch?

A. They’re very aligned. CureSearch’s work is going straight for the most difficult challenges facing children’s cancer. It’s a bold and innovative approach focused on major results. Here at The Mighty, we’re working to become the largest and most powerful platform in health. We’re thrilled to bring them into our stories so our growing community can learn about CureSearch and help it reach its goals.

Q. What surprises you the most about children’s cancer?

A. Over 40,000 kids undergo cancer treatment each year. That’s a huge and surprising number. We need a cure.

Q. What would you tell someone who may not think that their support of CureSearch would make a difference?

A. At The Mighty, we’ve learned just how powerful people sharing their stories can be. The power of the individual is especially large in health. Everyone supporting CureSearch is taking a step towards a cure for millions — a step that otherwise wouldn’t have been taken.

CureSearch now has a growing homepage on The Mighty, and we’ll appear as the featured partner on many children’s cancer stories. That’s an awesome feeling, and we’re thankful to have an opportunity to get many more people involved with our organization.

We encourage you to submit a story to The Mighty and make your voice heard.

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