In the News
Hope appeared in media including
• “The Today Show”
• Time magazine, “How to Talk to a Friend with Cancer.”
• The Wall Street Journal, how to support a friend with cancer.
• Peter Finch, KFOG
• ABC News and ABC’s “Nightline,”
• U.S. News & World Report,
• Redbook magazine,
• Newsday, as part of two of Lauren Terrazzano’s columns, “Life, with Cancer,”
• the San Francisco Chronicle,
• the Hallmark Channel.
• The San Jose Mercury News,
• Washington University in St. Louis
• “How to Play the HOPE Card Through Cancer” ;and an interview with Hope on the top-rated talk radio show, Growing Bolder
• AARP Bulletin, “Easing the Stigma of Disease.”
• Help Me Live in Cure magazine – Also, in Cure, “What Really Helps.”
• WUSA Channel 9 interview
The Times-Picayune, Bottom Line Personal, Bay Area Business Woman News, Mornings on 2, the NBC11 Morning Show, Greenstone Media Radio (the network founded by Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem), KPFA radio, Alex Cukan’s internationally syndicated United Press International (UPI) column, J, the Jewish News Weekly, Diablo magazine, KCBS Radio and in numerous other media throughout the nation.
Lori wrote for Newsweek magazine (a “My Turn” feature), Coping with Cancer magazine, Cure magazine, Bay Area BusinessWoman News, and other publications. Her radio commentaries about subjects related to Help Me Live were broadcast on public radio.
Lori also worked with Aflac insurance on a survey distributed to more than 900 unpaid caregivers. The survey sought to discover words and actions that are most helpful, and the findings support what Lori discovered in researching and writing Help Me Live. You can see an article about the top 10 things to say to someone with cancer by going to Aflac.com or clicking here. Two compelling findings of the survey were:
1. General offers, such as “Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help” turn out to be not very helpful at all.
People much prefer specific offers, such as “I’d like to bring dinner over” or “May I pick up your laundry?” Most people who are caregiving, ill, or otherwise traumatized may feel too overwhelmed to have considered what they need. And it can be hard to ask for specific things.
2. Most caregivers say that coworkers are the worst source of support. Why? They’re usually not our chosen friends. And a coworker’s illness may impact their workload. Click here to read an interesting article about that.
Other key findings are that the preferred frequency of contact with caregivers is once a week and that caregivers estimate the value of their care to be anywhere from $500 – $2000 per month, with some estimates going as high as $15,000.