[OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 22, 2019] - Thoughtful Human, an Oakland-based greeting card startup, today announced their partnership with the Cancer Support Community (CSC) — the largest nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide that offers $50 million in free services across 175 locations, and The Mighty — the world’s largest digital health community that serves to connect and empower its 2.6 million subscribers.
Each Thoughtful Human Support Series now includes an insert from the CSC and The Mighty offering resources, tips, and stories from caregivers and individuals impacted by these issues. The initiative brings May’s Mental Health Awareness Month to the forefront, offering shoppers sentiments to start and continue conversations around mental health.
“We could not be more excited to bring this program to life with the support of the CSC and The Mighty,” said Ali O’Grady, Thoughtful Human Founder and CEO. “It has never been about stationery—it is about offering actionable tools to help people connect and move through adversity. Our products combined with these partnerships allow just that — active communication, accessible resources, and a passionate, understanding community. This creates a powerful recipe to move us from the grim, overwhelming mental health landscape to a place of action, hope, and healing.”
Through these partnerships, the brand aims to reach the communities most in need and help jumpstart honest conversations.
“Ali’s personal story as a caregiver and how it inspired Thoughtful Human aligns with our mission to ensure that no one faces cancer alone,” said Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO of the Cancer Support Community. “The Thoughtful Human cards are a way to start a conversation and build connections between patients, caregivers, and all people affected by a cancer diagnosis.”
For The Mighty’s founder and CEO, Mike Porath, “It was the people — parents, empathetic doctors, complete strangers — who helped us most,” when his daughter was diagnosed with a rare condition. “We built The Mighty to do the same for others, no matter what they are facing. Thoughtful Human's cards are all about the power of human connection, of letting someone know you're there for them. We're proud to be a part of this."
In addition to the unique content, all cards and bundles are zero waste, plastic free, and made of 100% biodegradable seed paper that can be planted to grow wildflowers. For a full list of locations where Thoughtful Human products are available visit thoughtfulhuman.co.
About Thoughtful Human
Thoughtful Human® is a quirky greeting card startup on a mission to help people connect and communicate in challenging circumstances. Founded in October 2017 by Bay Area native Ali O’Grady, Thoughtful Human offers card series to help people provide continued support around cancer, addiction, depression/grief, strained relationships, parenthood, long distance relationships, employee support, and beyond. Printed on plantable seed paper that grow wildflowers, Thoughtful Human brings sustainable sentiments for real issues to the forefront of the card industry. Thoughtful Human products are now sold at select Target, Whole Foods Market, and Paperchase UK locations, as well as online at Target.com, Paperchase.com, and thoughtfulhuman.co. Press Contact: Danielle Ghighlieri, danielle(at)dmgcomms(dot)com
About the Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a global non-profit network of 175 locations, including CSC and Gilda's Club centers, hospital and clinic partnerships, and satellite locations that deliver more than $50 million in free support services to patients and families. In addition, CSC administers a toll-free helpline and produces award-winning educational resources that, together with the locations, reach more than one million people each year. Formed in 2009 by the merger of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club, CSC also conducts cutting-edge research on the emotional, psychological, and financial journey of cancer patients. In addition, CSC advocates at all levels of government for policies to help individuals whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. In January 2018, CSC welcomed Denver-based nonprofit MyLifeLine.org, a digital community that includes 35,000 patients, caregivers, and their supporters that will enable CSC to scale its digital services in an innovative, groundbreaking way. For more information, visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org. So that no one faces cancer alone®.
About The Mighty
The Mighty is the world’s largest digital health community created to connect and empower its 2.6 million members. We are a safe space to share your experiences, meet people who’ve been where you are, and find the knowledge you need from caring medical professionals. We support each other with compassion and without judgment. A new conversation starts on The Mighty every 40 seconds. You can join us by downloading our free iOs app or signing up at TheMighty.com. Media contact: Megan Griffo, firstname.lastname@example.org