The LivingConversations website is a social networking website that is a celebration of breast cancer survival through personal video stories contributed by women who are now on the other side of their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. The site was recently profiled on The Today Show.
At LivingConversations.com, women can share their experiences with life after breast cancer via videos and written text, and in so doing, give each other hope of getting beyond the disease. The site was developed to be a resource offering a community of hope, inspiration and courage for the many women, family members and support networks affected by breast cancer. In addition to providing cancer survivors a place to upload personal video stories, the website offers an extensive resource library, of information on useful books and articles, support groups, exercise and nutrition suggestions and treatment updates for those diagnosed with breast cancer.
Sabre designed the site for LivingConversations and works closely with the foundation’s management team to constantly expand and enhance the features of this online community. This site is built in Drupal, an open-source content management system that allows for video feed, blog, forums, chatrooms and social networking. Sabre has produced a method of making it promising for survivors to share their experiences in video and online weblog formats. The site also features a link for donations to Catalyst for the Cure, a research fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute supporting research for developing and improving treatments for metastatic breast cancer.