Health—General & Rehabilitative

You Can Thrive!

From Surviving to Thriving!

aka You Can Thrive!

New York, NY


Our innovative wellness and cancer support model provides access to a comprehensive integrative health model for all Breast Cancer survivors and their families regardless of ability to pay. This unique model allows people of lower incomes and in higher mortality groups to have equal access to resources that alleviate suffering and help maintain optimal health. Essential services in preventative and holistic health were previously inaccessible to a vast number of people living in underserved communities, disproportionately affecting minority communities. You Can Thrive! provides access to critical patient navigation and integrative holistic services that are proven to reduce symptoms associated with cancer and its treatments and improve outcomes in an affordable community volunteer model.

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Principal Officer

Ms. Luana DeAngelis

Main Address

535 West 23rd Street Suite S8R

New York, NY 10011 USA


Preventative health, Breast Cancer, Holistic healing, Integrative Services, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Free Support, Advocacy, Patient Navigation, Dance, Meditation, exercise, Survivorship





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public Health Program (E70)

Community Health Systems (E21)

Group Health Practice (Health Maintenance Organizations) (E31)

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To reduce mortality and incidence of breast cancer by providing direct preventative and palliative services at an early point in diagnosis to the women, mothers, wives, daughters. These are the caretakers of the next generation. We give them the tools to heal long-term affordably and equally for all demographics. We have seen a drop in mortality equally for white and black women in NYC since our program started in 2005. Our future goal is to create a long term replicable version of this for the general public and supporting people in their community through a hybridized preventative health program.

You Can Thrive! will continue with our all volunteer model. Through board giving and fundraising efforts we've begun hiring new associates in the office to better manage programs and expand our reach. Once every one knows that we can make an impact by starting with those diagnosed rather than giving the money to corporate interests for research, the donations will be substantial enough for us to begin the nationwide expansion.

Our main funder, Avon Foundation reported a 10 year study on cities nationwide in relation to disparity and mortality rates for black and white women. NYC is the MODEL city in the country for mortality rates dropping EQUALLY for these groups, and it’s not the trend in other areas. At first they thought that black women had different genetics, but really the underserved have less trust of the medical establishment. Because we work outside hospitals we have been able to find many of these women who decide not to take any care, and as a survivor I’ve been able to navigate them into treatment successfully. This is why doctors found and recommend You Can Thrie! too.

NYC is the best city in the world to be diagnosed with breast cancer, and believe it’s because of the work we’ve been doing at You Can Thrive! We have been instrumental in changing the funding stream to include people with cancer and supportive services in order to reduce mortality and incidence of the disease in future generations.

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