It goes without saying that a cancer diagnosis is daunting, terrifying and can be completely life-altering. With approximately 40 percent of men and women being diagnosed at some pointduring their lifetimes. cancer changes a survivor’s life from one-minute daily activities to grand life decisions. GuideWell Innovation is committed to
bringing great minds together to facilitate and transform new ideas into solutions, helping to jumpstart the path to better health. With the launch of the GuideWell Cancer Challenge this past February, GuideWell is harnessing the strength of collaboration to help support cancer patients and survivors with concierge services to support the wide range of needs of living with cancer.
The challenge deadline is nearly here, but it’s not too late to make your mark. We want to hear from you! Simply register or log in to the challenge website to submit an idea for a service, share insights about living with cancer, or view ideas submitted by others. You can then VOTE or COMMENT on any submitted idea. And get this—you don’t even have to submit an idea to be eligible for a prize! Just by providing your thoughts and insight on a submission you can enter the competition for cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
The challenge has received unique ideas addressing various cancer patient needs and promoting vital support for people living with cancer. On March 30, we hosted a webinar answering key questions about how to get involved (view it here). Submissions thus far include a wide range of services and insights including app and web-based platforms designed to monitor and identify cancer diagnoses and support for finding treatment and nutrition information.
The deadline to participate in the challenge is TOMORROW, Friday, April 28, 2017. The GuideWell Innovation steering committee will then begin to review and evaluate all submissions and comments. If we bring our minds together we can work to mitigate the issues and improve the experience of living with cancer. With just one click, you can help make a difference in the lives of those who live, and will live with cancer.
Chelsea Polaniecki is a Program Manager at Catalyst @ Health 2.0.