Our Clubhouse and Cancer Caring Center, two of Pittsburgh’s most established cancer support nonprofits, have joined forces to better serve those impacted by a cancer diagnosis.
Separately, the organizations have helped thousands of residents navigate their cancer journeys through free social, emotional, clinical and informational support, with roots beginning in the Pittsburgh area 33 years ago.
“This merger is really a partnership that unites two agencies dedicated to helping everyone affected by a diagnosis,” said Rebecca Whitlinger, executive director of Cancer Caring Center. “We are stronger together and are excited about this formal collaboration.”
All programs will continue, and all staff members have been retained from both organizations. Dani Wilson will remain as executive director of the newly combined organization with Rebecca Whitlinger serving as associate director.
The organizations will operate under the new name Cancer Bridges. This name represents what both organizations work so hard to do—provide resources for anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis to move from one side of the crisis to the other, including the diagnosed, their friends, family and caregivers, and those who are bereaved.
“Together, we will build on our impactful programs, workshops, and services by reaching into more communities across diverse populations,” said Dani Wilson, executive director of Our Clubhouse. “We look forward to joining our supporters together and inviting new people into our warm and welcoming space, no matter where they are on their cancer journey.”
For more information, visit www.cancerbridges.org.