The Women Survivors Alliance was established in 2012 by Judy Pearson and Karen Shayne to promote the idea of cancer survivorship in relation to women’s matters upon finishing their treatment. There are more than seven million female cancer survivors in America alone, and it is estimated that around 700,000 female patients are diagnosed with cancer every year. When you break that down, the number is 1 out of 3 women who are diagnosed with some type of cancer every year. Due to successful research over the years, more cancer patients are able to fight the disease, which highlights why survivorship education and efforts need to be catapulted to the forefront of the dialogue about cancer.

Cancer Survivorship encompasses all areas of a woman’s life–from the financial, physical, insurance, and job-related issues to self-worth/self-esteem concerns as well as family dynamics. It isn’t just a matter of what a person wears to work, it has more to do with what a person wants to do with their lives as well as the tools required to do it. The Women Survivors Alliance offers help to women who are battling cancer as well as those who have completed treatment in creating their care plan for life in relation to real-life application skills. The Nonprofit organization helps women in a one-on-one or group session to provide them with the necessary instruments to take care of themselves and regain their sense of control beyond cancer.

The vision of the Women Survivors Alliance is transforming cancer survivorship from a mood to a movement by connecting, empowering, and educating women across the nation whose lives have been altered by cancer. The Nonprofit organization’s mission is to develop a community where female cancer patients and those affected by the disease can have a voice, embrace their new life beyond cancer, and enhance their quality of life.

What the Women Survivors Alliance does

The Women Survivors Alliance was established by women cancer survivors for women cancer survivors, offering 3 Ribbons of Support.


The First Ribbon of the Women’s Survivors Alliance is SURVIVORville, hosted in Nashville, Tennessee. The event attracts female cancer survivors of various ages, stages, and types of cancer. The main focus of the event includes real-life application skills, education, and motivation. It attracts various celebrities, the Celebrate Survivors 5K and Walk, medical professionals from various specialties of survivorship, and much more. There is a lot of great music played during the event, so you can rest assured that you will not be bored.


The Second Ribbon of the Women’s Survivors Alliance is a digital magazine known as NOU. The NOU magazine is for women who have survived cancer living a NEW plus YOU life beyond cancer. The magazine is a comprehensive source of information with dynamic content spanning various topics such as health, sexuality, finances, exercises, nutrition, a directory of cancer and survivorship entities on the web, a book club, and much more.