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.


Found the Bag It Bag Useful


Found The My Companion Guidebook Useful


Found the resources help them cope

Number of Bags Distributed

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.

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,...

Making the Most of Your Bag It Bag

Did you receive a Bag It bag? Want some tips on how to make it work for best for you? Want to know more about what's in the bag? Check out this video and find out how to Make the Most of your Bag It bag, whether you are the patient, a care partner or just an...

Thank you!

2019 Donations Thank you to everyone for their 2019 donations to Bag It. We are so appreciative of all of you and your generosity to helping those with cancer. You donated $190,582 last year which provides 4,765 Bag It bags. You are making a difference in the lives of...

Ten Tips to Maintain Financial Health During and After Cancer

Ten Tips to Maintain Financial Health During and After Cancer Have a conversation with your health care team about your treatment plan and the expected cost. Talk to your doctor about how cancer treatment could affect your ability to work. Understand your health...


What are you grateful for today? November is a time to reflect more closely on the year (as December just gets crazy) and be thankful for what we have. Yes, these are things we should be doing every day but November is a great time to get started if you haven't been...

Physical Activity Can Make a Difference

We are told over and over again about the benefits of physical activity, but many of us find lots of excuses not to do it, or not to do it consistently anyhow. Kudos to the many rockstars that embrace it and engage in some sort of activity on a consistent...