Imerman Angels connects a person fighting cancer today ("cancer fighter") with someone who has beaten the same type of cancer ("cancer survivor"). The relationship provides a fighter the opportunity to ask personal questions and receive encouragement from someone who is uniquely familiar with the situation. The relationship provides a survivor the opportunity to personally help a fighter as he or she battles the disease.
In addition, Imerman Angels also connects “caregivers.” A caregiver is a friend or family member who is supporting a cancer fighter. Like fighters and survivors, they wish to be paired up with another caregiver who relates to and understands their situation. For instance, we have introduced the mother of a three-year-old cancer fighter to the mother of a four-year-old cancer survivor.