A BOLD Idea: Free Program Offers Counseling, Education and Support Services to Cancer Patients

Three participants seated at a table work on landscape paintings.

With BOLD Living, we aim to address patients’ emotional and social support needs, to complement their medical and surgical care.

Alyson Moadel-Robblee, PhD

Cancer can have such a profound psychological impact on both patients and caregivers. We wanted to ensure that other families who are struggling with this disease have the support they need, and that these services would be free.

Glenn Alba, cancer survivor

Many people here are already dealing with housing instability, food insecurity and other pressures. If you add the stress of having cancer, it can be overwhelming.

Brittany Miller, PhD

If they haven’t gone through cancer, they don’t get it. You want to know what is going to happen to you, what chemo is like. Ten years after my last treatment, I can still remember them sticking needles into me. I remember the taste of chemo in my mouth. That’s what I can share with patients. When they meet me and hear my story, I can see the relief. I would have liked to have talked to someone when I was diagnosed.

Harmon Kennedy, BOLD Buddy