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Our Impact

The mission of The Negative Space is to change the way caregivers are seen and supported.

we do that by:

Providing Direct Support to Caregivers

Educating and Equipping Those Who Support Caregivers with Concrete Tools and Strategies

our current services include:

  • Providing 1:1 coaching sessions
  • Facilitating virtual support groups
  • Producing the In Sickness podcast
  • Sharing social media content
  • Offering caregiver gift boxes
  • Presenting to medical professionals and students, conference attendees, etc.
  • Consulting with organizations to provide more intentional caregiver support
  • Providing content expertise

during the last fiscal year, we:

  • Doubled the number of coaching sessions
  • Launched bi-monthly support groups
  • Released 25 new podcast episodes and reached 24k downloads
  • Shared daily social media content
  • Sent caregiver gift boxes to 7 countries and 38 states
  • Secured multiple speaking engagements with partners such as the University of Minnesota, MHealth Fairview Oncology, and Breast Cancer Education Association
  • Partnered with numerous organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the Cancer Health Equity Network

In the Community

Recent community engagements include:

  • Patient Advocate on Stand Up 2 Cancer team
  • Member of CHEN (Cancer Health Equity Network)
  • Member of the Improving Caregiver Connections Workgroup through the Minnesota Dept. of Human Services
  • Member of the Minnesota Cancer Alliance
  • Ambassador for Head and Neck Cancer Alliance
  • Panel member at Breast Cancer Education Awareness conference
  • Featured speaker for the MN Commission on Cancer
  • Featured speaker for the THRIVE Cancer Survivorship Series 
  • Featured speaker at CancerCon
  • Facilitate bi-monthly webinars for ianacare clients
  • Facilitated caregiver sessions for Fanconi Anemia conferences
  • Facilitated caregiver session for A Breath of Hope conference

On the Air

The negative space has been featured on the following: