Astellas Oncology C3 Prize (Changing Cancer Care) Finalist

Astellas Oncology has announced the three finalists for the 2020 C3 Prize (Changing Cancer Care).  One of the finalists, Lisa McKenzie is here to share her vision in Changing Cancer Care with “You Night Empowering Events: A narrative therapy storytelling course that helps cancer patients articulate their life’s journey, find their inner strength, and encourage others with cancer”.  The finalists will pitch their ideas to an expert judging panel of leaders in business, innovation, and cancer care, with cancer activist and entrepreneur Bill Rancic serving as emcee, at a virtual pitch event on March 23, 2021.

Lisa McKenzie is an entrepreneur from Louisiana, passionate about empowering others in her community. Lisa founded an organization to help women embrace life beyond cancer. She believes in the power of storytelling and wants to remind people that they are more than their cancer diagnosis. C3 Prize Idea: A narrative therapy storytelling course that helps cancer patients articulate their life’s journey, find their inner strength and encourage others with cancer. You Night Empowering Events helps women embrace life beyond cancer, knowing that mental and emotional care is an overlooked but necessary part of cancer care treatment. The Story Crafting E-Course is designed to bring survivors together virtually to share their stories, find their inner strength and encourage others who have been diagnosed with cancer. They believe that the lives of people living with cancer can be changed for the better simply by articulating their experience so that other people can understand what they are going through.

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