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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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.

Why You Should Move It, Move It

P We all know that staying physically active has many benefits for our health such as increased flexibility/balance/muscle strength, controlling weight, regulating blood pressure, digestion, improved mood, thinking, and sleep, just to name a few. But did you know that...

What matters most if…

What matters most if... Let’s say the unthinkable happens. You suddenly become hospitalized due to Covid-19 and are unable to communicate, make decisions for yourself or have a loved one by your side. Preparation of your advance directives for health care is the best...

Get Moving for Bag It

Calling all Bag It Friends across the country - WE NEED YOU! As the planning began for the 17th Annual Take a Hike for Bag It and with the ramifications and uncertainties of COVID 19 it became apparent that the format of our annual event would need to be changed. A...

TIPS FOR MANAGING NON-COVID HEALTHCARE TODAY

Raise your hand if you postponed or converted to telemedicine visits for “nonessential,” routine and/or preventive healthcare early in the Covid 19 pandemic. If yes, many of us did the same thing. As stay-at-home restrictions lifted, many providers started seeing more...

“Let’s Taco ‘Bout Cancer!”

Bag It had the opportunity to be part of the University of Arizona Cancer Center Community Outreach & Engagement  "Let's Taco 'Bout Cancer!" Webinar Series. We were able to share information and details about the Bag It bag and what is offered.

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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

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 at you). But for real, though, it is...

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....