“What if your pain is taking away the pain of someone else in the world?”
           – Susan Miller

The CanSurvivor’s Network aims to be one of your first stops when learning you or someone you know has heard those dreaded three words, “you have cancer.” Much of the information available is disconnected, which is a barrier to care that is frustrating for all involved. One aspect of eliminating financial toxicity in the cancer Universe is promotion and educating consumers on ethically supporting patient-owned ventures. 

Kelsey Smith is the Founder of The CanSurvivor’s Network, a website and podcast showcasing entrepreneurs, leaders, and advocates who are developing trauma-related business ventures. Kelsey is on a mission to release #TheBRAVERYou by helping clients take back their power, make an impact, and gain exposure in entrepreneurial ventures. As an abuse and stage-two cancer survivor, Kelsey has turned her pain into purpose. She believes resilience is the key to perseverance and is driven to utilize the power of empathy, kindness, and understanding for advancement.

Kelsey chronicles experiences to challenge the status quo, break stigmas, and spark change. She serves as a support group facilitator, patient advocate, and brand ambassador. As a vivacious Peer Supporter for Sharsheret, Peer to Peer Support Group Leader for METAvivor, and a Co-Facilitator for the Young Cancer Support group at The Victory Center, Kelsey believes that amplifying individuals and companies in the complex trauma community will both fuel advancement and help others persevere through challenges and adversity. 


Currently, Kelsey is a Marketing Specialist for a multibillion-dollar organization as well as an Entrepreneur & Web Consultant. With a Master of Business Administration degree and over 15 years of marketing experience, she specializes in e-commerce, brand development, go-to-market strategies, and new business acquisition. By employing data-driven decision making strategies at every level, Kelsey believes in the lean startup methodology and welcomes new opportunities for collaboration. Contact her today if you would like a free consultation, to be featured on the website, or to change the world together. 

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