Wednesday, January 18, 2012

HopeNet Social Network to be Discontinued- 1/1/12

As many of you know I volunteer with the Cancer Hope Network and speak to other ovarian cancer survivors throughout the country. For the past year I have also been the moderator of the trial online service of Cancer Hope Network known as HopeNet Social Network's Gynecologic Cancer Survivors and Supporters group. I recently e-mailed this message to members of the group.

Hello Gynecologic Cancer Survivors and Supporters Group,

Thank you so much for being part of this group. As you may have heard Cancer Hope Network’s social network, HopeNet, will be shutting down Feb 1st 2012.

This service was begun as a trial to increase awareness and knowledge of Cancer Hope Network's core service: one-on-one matching with another cancer survivor. Analysis of the site’s usage and quantity of membership indicate it is not achieving results consistent with what we hope to achieve in our mission and vision. Therefore, the decision has been made to discontinue this aspect of Cancer Hope Network's web services. Please note, the web site is still completely active – only the HopeNet tab will be deactivated.

If you would like to stay in touch with Cancer Hope Network, please join them on Facebook or follow themon Twitter. Also, if at any point you would like to be able to speak one-on-one with a fellow cancer survivor, please contact Cancer Hope Network by email or phone at 877-HOPNET (877-467-3638) and they can try to match you with one of their support volunteers.

It has been a pleasure getting to know so many of you. You may contact me through my Blog, Women of Teal( you are interested in online groups you may want to join Inspire ( or the ovarian cancer mailing list at ACOR ( . I have been a member of both these groups for five years now and found them very helpful.

May the New Year bring you good health and happiness.

Wishing you all the best,



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