Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Learning to Laugh the Cancer Blues Away on a Private Support Community

Jacksonville, FL/Feb. 5, 2014: A private support community has been created to help families who have been touched by cancer in anyway. The networking site Laughatcancer.ning.com has been created to allow patients, survivors, and families to meet other families facing the same devastating diagnosis. However, with the new blossoming friendships and the social networking in this private support community, families will learn how to cope with cancer’s touch.    

“The private support community will allow members to share their journey through cancer’s touch,” stated the Founder, Crystal S. Kauffman. She is a cervical cancer 2B survivor of ten years now and has kept the Laugh at Cancer Support Community alive and growing since 2004. She used the networking feature through Facebook to keep the community alive, after leaving Ning.com in 2012. However, she recently decided to return to Ning.com, in order to offer the private networking feature, which will make it easier for member’s to tell their story.

The networking feature will offer families: support, encouragement, and inspiration from volunteers or other members. As of Feb. 4th, 2014, Mrs. Kauffman reopened the private support community and is excited about its future potential.  Every new member will have the opportunity to meet new friends, volunteer in the community, or tell their story to other members. The private support community will allow member honor loved ones, start a discussion, join a group, or keep a daily blog.

In the future, she hopes the private support community will continue to grow, while raising awareness and celebrating the beauty of life. Mrs. Kauffman believes that laughter will help drive the cancer blues away. However, once the members begin networking with each other, friendships will begin to blossom into laughter and love for one another. Therefore, she would like to invite everyone to join us, especially those who have been touched by cancer or want to become a volunteer.  

The Laugh at Cancer Support Community/Website: http://laughatcancer.tripod.com

The Laugh at Cancer Support Community/Network: http://www.laughatcancer.ning.com



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Laugh at Cancer Support Community has Reopened on Ning!

We Are Back!

I am trusting God and reopening the Laugh at Cancer Support Community at Ning.com, due to request from Facebook for a private community. The support community will have a new web address http://laughatcancer.ning.com and all are welcome to join us. Come join us is our mission to offer encouragement, laughter, inspiration, and support to families who need it.

If you were a member in our other support community or are currently a Facebook Page member, please join us at the PRIVATE support community and tell your story. You will meet other, who can be friends and encourage you in your journey.

Furthermore, if you are helping with the fight against cancer, come join us and tell others about your organization. You may create a group within our private community/network. This support community is a networking site for families touched by cancer whether…directly or indirectly! So come join us and help us make a difference by working together.

Volunteers Needed

I will need design volunteers, community volunteers, and help spreading the word about our new support community’s address.  Additionally, I need help gathering “Thinking of You” greeting cards by July 30th of each year for our Wings of Hope Project. Every year, I pass these out at cancer centers and nursing homes, because many patients don’t get visitors and it is nice to know someone cares. If you can help, please contact me, by phone 904-450-3560 or email laughatcancer@gmail.com.

Donations Needed

Honestly, it will cost $30.00 every month and I will need to raise $30.00 by the 14th of each month. Even a little amount will help me to continue keeping this private network or support community open for families touched by this devastating disease. I will need help covering this cost each month, so if you would like to help us keep the community alive and growing. My PayPal email is laughatcancer@gmail.com and you can email me at that address for any other information you may need.


We are not a non-profit organization; instead we are a support community/network that cares about those families touched by cancer. If you are able to help in any way, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. First payment is due Feb. 14th, 2014. Come join us and let’s make a difference together, also contact me if you can volunteer in any way.