This year, we’re continuing our partnership with Merck and Your Cancer Game Plan to help those impacted by cancer with the launch of a new program — With Love, Me. The new initiative features a series of heartfelt letters on written by caregivers and cancer survivors to their newly diagnosed selves and other caregivers touching upon what they wish they had known when they were first diagnosed/providing care.

There’s great power in sharing stories, and when it comes to facing cancer, patients and caregivers have found hearing from others affected by cancer may help. The website features a gallery of patient and caregiver letters where people can read, view and share stories from others who may have walked in their shoes. Learning what it’s like to be a patient or caregiver through another’s journey may help alleviate feelings of fear, anger or sadness and help prepare for what can oftentimes be a daunting road ahead. Most importantly, it can serve as a good reminder that you are not alone.

Please join us by visiting to read and view personal letters from people impacted by cancer, become inspired and learn more about how to take an active role in developing a “game plan” to address the emotional, health and communication challenges of a cancer journey.

Visit today and start sharing your own #WithLoveMe message, because your cancer story may help others. As always, thank you for your ongoing support of the Melanoma Research Alliance.

This post was originally published by the Melanoma Research Alliance. It is republished with permission.