CanPlan is not only a cancer planner but also a road-map to recovery. Sharon Kim is raising money on Kickstarter for publishing this book. Recently I caught up with her to learn more about the effort; here’s what she told me:
What is the social benefit you hope to achieve with or through your crowdfunding campaign?
CanPlan will change the way patients & caregivers fight cancer by guiding them through the various stages of cancer. The planner encourages patients to be proactive about self healing and to not become co-dependent on the doctor. It promotes a happier, healthier lifestyle with positive thinking & natural therapies. The planner educates patients on all available treatment options by clarifying esoteric information. CanPlan will empower millions of patients to share their cancer story so that others may find courage and strength to overcome their illness.
How much money are you hoping to raise and why? How much have you raised so far?
All we need at this point to begin the printing process are the funds to secure the publishing of the planners. Every bit of the funds from this project will go towards the production of the planners.
Here’s the breakdown assuming we make the $12,000 goal:
- $7,000 will go towards printing & manufacturing
- $3,500 will go towards shipping & handling
- $1,080 will go towards Kickstarter fees (9% of funds)
The remaining funds will go towards CanPlan’s 2nd edition ( Jan 2017)
Whom are you trying to help with your project and why?
The loss of my mom motivated me to create an effective tool that empowers cancer patients and caregivers on the road to recovery from cancer. Through my family’s painful journey, the basis for CanPlan was formulated. And after many, MANY long nights full of tears, frustration, joy and every emotion you could ever think possible…CanPlan is finally ready to help guide the millions of people affected by cancer.
According to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Physician database, there are approximately 13,400 doctors in the US who specialize in oncology, the study of cancer, while there are 14.5 million people living with cancer. The resulting doctor to patient ratio is 1:1,044. Now you can begin to see how this shocking demographic has a direct correlation to why patients do not have access to essential personalized care. This is why it’s critical for cancer patients to be proactive about their care. With CanPlan, patients now can.
Here at CanPlan, we embrace the collective perspective.
We are a community of patients & caregivers, full of fight and spirit, engaged collaborators who share ideas, plans and stories about overcoming cancer.
If we don’t exercise our civic responsibility to protect each other and future generations from this malicious disease, we will leave this world a deadly disaster for our children and their children’s children. In the early 1900s, one in twenty people developed cancer. In the 70s, it was one in ten. Today, it’s one in three. Cancer has become one of the leading causes of deaths in the world. And that’s why this project is well worthy. It goes beyond to help solve an urgent epidemic.
What rewards, if any, are you offering to your supporters?
- $2 Full PDF Copy of CanPlan
- $15 Customized Motivational Letter to Cancer Patient
- $25 for 1 Printed CanPlan Donated on Your Behalf + Gratitude Shoutout Online
We are also offering group incentives for:
- $140 for 5 Printed CanPlans
- $550 for 20 Printed CanPlans + Gratitude Shoutout in 2017 edition
- $3,500 for 100 Printed CanPlans + Gratitude Shoutout in 2017 edition
Check out the campaign: