AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ISLAND
The American Cancer Society provides a "virtual office" in Second Life.
ACS Island is home to Hope Haven and the Catt Gable Memorial Garden remembering those lost to cancer. Also on the island you will find the ACS resource building which houses information about Healthy Living, Screening Guildlines, Global Mission, and on-going ACS research projects. You will also find a contact board that will connect you with someone who can help you.
HOPE HAVEN SERVICES
Our inworld support groups allow cancer survivors and cancer caregivers to share your experiences, fears, anger, helpful information and more importantly, the knowledge you are in a “safe place” among people who are going through or went through similar experiences. You are not alone. We understand. We all have our own journey. The support you give or receive may help each member manage their own emotions and pull from the courage of others.
LIVE CHAT CONNECTION
Second Life residents can connect directly to the American Cancer Society's trained cancer specialists who are able to provide answers and connect you with resources. Live chat support is available on the American Cancer Society Island Monday through Friday from 5:00AM SLT until 4:30PM SLT at the ACS Resource Buliding.
PERSONAL HEALTH MANAGER
Cancer patients and cancer caregivers can access Personal Health Manager kits to download by visiting the ACS Resource Building on the American Cancer Society region. These kits are available in both English and Espanol and can help patients and caregivers navigate the treatments, side effects, questions for doctors and so much more.