Community Voices

Explore the inspiring personal stories of people with cancer, caregivers, health care providers, and other grassroots advocates who share the importance of community in their cancer journey – and what they’ve learned along the way.

Hear What Holt Has Learned Through Caregiving

It is difficult to know what the treatment feels like to the person who is going through the cancer or how much worry that person has over the cancer.


Robert Pirtle’s Story

Since receiving his lung cancer diagnosis, Robert Pirtle has become an active voice in the community, helping others like himself along their cancer journey.


Kathleen Houlihan’s Story

As a newly diagnosed cancer patient in 1999, living in a small town in New Mexico, I felt like I was alone with my disease. I knew lung cancer was common, but there was no obvious way to find information or connect with other patients. The internet was in its infancy.