Susan G. Komen Works With Apple, Inc. on Groundbreaking New App for Breast Cancer Patients

Susan G. Komen Works With Apple, Inc. on Groundbreaking New App for Breast Cancer Patients

 

CHICAGO – Susan G. Komen is proud to be a part of Apple, Inc.’s groundbreaking new app, entitled, Share the Journey: Mind, Body and Wellness after Breast Cancer Treatment. The app is designed to help breast cancer patients track their own progress after treatment, while simultaneously gathering research to aid future breast cancer patients in their recovery process.

“This app is a really exciting breakthrough for all breast cancer patients and survivors,” commented Komen Chicago’s CEO Susan Tybon. “We know that this research will further enhance the work that Komen Chicago is doing to help raise needed funds for women and men throughout our community.” Komen Chicago’s largest fundraising event, the Mother’s Day Race for the Cure, will take place on Sunday, May 10th, 2015, in Butler Field at Grant Park.

The app asks users to keep a personal diary to track five of the most common after-effects of breast cancer treatment: fatigue, sleep issues, cognitive issues, mood and exercise. Data will be collected confidentially, and will be used in two ways: One, to help set personal goals and strategies to improve survivors’ well-being, and two, to better understand what women go through after treatments to develop recommendations for improving their quality of life.

The Share the Journey app is open to women in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 80, with or without a history of breast cancer. To learn more about the app go to sharethejourneyapp.org or on the iTunes app store.

About Susan G. Komen®
 – Chicagoland Area Affiliate

The Chicagoland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen was established in 1997 and holds two Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events annually in Chicago and Lombard. Komen Chicago has awarded over $15 million towards the fight against breast cancer by funding grassroots breast health navigation, breast cancer screening and treatment projects, as well as global research. Seventy-five percent (75%) of net proceeds generated by the Komen Chicagoland Affiliate stay in the Chicagoland area while the remaining twenty-five percent (25%) supports the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program for research, with many grants at local Chicago institutions. For more information please call 773-444-0061 or visit www.komenchicago.org.

 

For Immediate Release

March 16, 2015