We educate, empower, and connect cancer patients and their caregivers with the right information, right when they need it most.

Gift a Bag It Bag

Doing Research?

What’s In the Bag?

Knowledge is power.

That’s why Bag It brings together the most requested and researched information into a single resource.
It’s not just information. It’s the right information, right when you need it most.

Our All New Bag It Bag

​We’re proud to introduce our completely updated and redesigned Bag It bag! Along with our new brand, new logo, and new website, we’ve updated the most popular content and introduced some new materials for patients, caregivers, and advocates.

Be sure to check out:

  • A new, lightweight, convenient bag
  • The new My Companion Guidebook
  • Updated resource booklets
  • Our All New Paths to Survivorship booklet
  • A personalized pocket journal
  • —And more!

Making the Most of your Bag It Bag

Be Your Best Advocate

Have you been diagnosed with cancer? Then you are a Survivor. Bag It resources touch on topics that support anyone, at any stage of diagnosis, with any type of cancer. From nutrition, to talking to your employer about cancer, to taking care of the caregiver, the Bag It bag is a wealth of information, and will help each Survivor to become your very best self-advocate.

The Bag It bag & guidebook were given to me by my breast surgeon when a mammogram found my cancer.
The Bag It notebook was the best possible item to organize all the doctor’s notes, tests, and other medical info. It’s extremely well thought out. The doctors were so impressed they have everything that was needed! I still have the notebook and use it 5 years later.

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Found the Bag It Bag Useful

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Found The My Companion Guidebook Useful

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Found the resources help them cope

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Escape to THRIVE Leadership Conference for Cancer  Advocates

In addition to our resources for patients and caregivers, Bag It presents the annual Escape to THRIVE Conference. This one-of-a-kind conference experience offers the latest in oncology and patient education with courses on well-being and balance.

Telehealth

The doctor will “see you” now Telehealth (A.K.A. telemedicine) has been around for a long time although many of us are experiencing our first “virtual visit” with our healthcare provider this year. This “live,” 2-way visit usually includes video and audio...

From Primary Teacher to Executive Director

From Primary Teacher to Executive Director When you have a question about something, where do you go to find out about it? Did you say “Google”? Okay, I know there are rebels out there, and some of you did not say google (*ahem* library development people, I’m looking...

Volunteering is a Wonderful Gift

Volunteering is a wonderful gift, however look what it can GIVE you 1. Volunteering will give you a sense of self-accomplishment. Of course, volunteer work is doing good for the community around you. But, it can also make you feel good about yourself at the same time....

We Appreciate Our Volunteers

Bag It Volunteers Volunteers are the heart and soul of Bag It’s team. Our volunteers include cancer survivors, their families, their friends, and a number of others in the community who have big hearts and a willingness to support individuals diagnosed with cancer....

Uncharted Times

Happy April - March was certainly a bit of a lion (no matter what the saying means) - she roared for us. These are uncharted times for all of us. Those with cancer and other immunocompromised health issues are weighing heavily on my mind, but I also know you are...

How to Create a Family Health History

Information to collect: Write down the names of relatives on both sides of the family (ideally three generations): parents, children, grandchildren, siblings, grandparents, aunts/uncles, nieces/nephews, cousins. (Accessing a family tree may be helpful) Add for each...

Bag It on Mama Bear Cancer Support Radio Podcast

Our ED, Mindy, recently had the opportunity to talk with Mama Bear Donita and share the Bag It story and the importance of self-advocacy and keeping track of your information. Listen Here:

Bag It’s 2019 Accomplishments

Check out our video with accomplishments from 2019 and goals for 2020. We recently held an Unpacking the Bag event in both Tucson and Phoenix to connect with our volunteers, donors, bag recipients, and interested individuals. We mingled and then did a short...

Show yourself some love this month!

   Healthy Lifestyle Maintain your ideal weight Physical activity Walk, jog, dance, bike, swim - or whatever you like to do Get up and move every hour Diet Eat lots of fresh vegetable and fruits of every color, whole grains, beans Avoid sugar, processed meats,...