At a press conference at Macon City Hall on November 21, the City of Macon and Medical Center of Central Georgia announced the official launch of StandTogether’s new international Sister City cancer survivor and caregiver support website. The site is accessible at www.standtogetherwebsite.com and is in both English and Russian.
StandTogether is the collaborative effort of cancer survivors, caregivers, educators, business leaders, health care, and technology professionals between the Sister Cities of Macon and Ulyanovsk in the Russian Federation. Recognizing no one, regardless of geography, should fight cancer alone, its mission is to provide an international forum and community to share, support, encourage and strengthen one another in the global fight against cancer.
“We are bringing the people of Macon and Ulyanovsk closer together by building and providing a network of support and caring for people around the world,” says Macon Mayor Robert Reichert. “Our hope is that families dealing with cancer can find resources, information, and support from across the globe to help them in their fight. Cancer is a disease that impacts entire families, and by making these types of connections, families won’t have to fight it alone.”