About AUTHENTICITY: Cancer and Your Mental Health Summit (MHS20)

“How are you holding up?”

This is an incredibly important question that isn’t asked nearly often enough during and after the cancer journey.

Cancer takes a toll on the mind, heart, and spirit as much as it does on the body. The GRYT Health Cancer Community team knows this because we’ve lived it! We are cancer survivors and caregivers who have personally suffered our way through anxiety, depression, PTSD, identity struggles and a host of other not-fun emotional side effects. Sharing knowledge is at the core of our company mission; we’re dedicated to helping people just like you who may currently be dealing with these issues.

We are proud to have brought the cancer community together for an online summit focused on coping strategies to improve mental and spiritual health on April 25, 2020 with Authenticity: Cancer and Your Mental Health Summit.

The day included talks from advocacy leaders, healthcare professionals and survivors like you, who shared a variety of ways to take back your mental health in this unprecedented time. View full agenda here.

If you were unable to join us live, or you’d like to view your favorites again, check out the video clips below.

Recorded Live Sessions


Dave Fuehrer

CEO, and CoFounder, GRYT Health

Nancy Cincotta

Psychosocial Oncology Consultant, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Nicole Body

Sarcoma Cancer Survivor, Writer, Patient Advocate

Tom Freiling

Chief Marketing Officer, GRYT Health

Liwanag Ojala

CEO, CaringBridge

Jackie Herigodt

Director of Programs and Outreach, Imerman Angels

Kim Lowe

PhD, MHS, Certified Yoga Teacher

Dr. Krystle Zuniga

Licensed and Registered Dietitian, Livestrong Cancer Institutes

Stacy Hurt

M.H.A, M.B.A, Stage IV Colon Cancer Survivor, Self-advocacy Warrior

Megan-Claire Chase

AYA Stage IIA Invasive Lobular Cancer Survivor, Advocate

Teresa Levitch

Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Breast Cancer Survivor

Colin Ferro

Caregiver, Epic Experience

Lauren Lastauskas

Programs Coordinator, GRYT Health

Casey Head

3x Cancer Survivor, Author, Survivorship Coach

Dr. Catherine Benedict

Psychologist, Stanford Cancer Institute

Nick Giallourakis

Co-Founder and President, Elephants and Tea

Whitney Hadley

AYA Support Specialist & Community Outreach Coordinator, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Nichole Giller

Registered Dietitian

Sharon Chappell

PhD, Breast Cancer Survivor, Founder, The Little Green Monster Project