and President of CANHELP, INC.
Herreshoff, MA (ABT) Psychology, was the former Director and President
of CANHELP. She is a two-time breast cancer survivor, having used
both conventional and alternative therapies to sustain a healthy remission.
Madeleen amassed a wealth of information over the years about cancer
treatments from a personal as well as a research perspective. It was
her mission in life to share her knowledge with CANHELP's clients.
served as a Breast Cancer Advocate/Consumer Reviewer for breast cancer
scientific review panels at the U.S. Army Breast Cancer Research Program
in Washington, DC, and the National Action Plan on Breast Cancer (NAPBC)
in Bethesda, MD.
was closely tied into the cancer network and visited cancer clinics
whenever she could. She was in constant communication with numerous
cancer colleagues who have websites and list serves (such as www.cancermonthly.com
the Amazon, Swallows breast cancer lists and the Annie Apple Seed
Project at www.annieappleseedproject.org).
She regularly attended the Cancer Control Society's Alternative Cancer
Convention in Los Angeles, CA. (www.cancercontrolsociety.com/)
co-authored a limited-edition book called TORSOS: A Breast Cancer
Journey. At Harmony Hill cancer-patient retreat center in Union, Washington,
served as a staff member at their cancer retreat programs (modeled
after Commonweal in Bolinas, CA). She conducted numerous workshops
for cancer support groups in the greater Seattle area.
Late Patrick M. McGrady
Founder of CANHELP
McGrady, Founder of CANHELP, passed away on December 12, 2003, after
20 years dedication to cancer patients. Patrick began researching
cancer therapies when his father, a science writer of 25 years for
the American Cancer Society and author of a landmark book on cancer
research, The Savage Cell (Basic Books, 1964), was diagnosed with
advanced colon cancer in 1979. Although his father had an inside track
to cancer care, he found himself in a sea of confusion finding the
right treatments. Over the years Patrick McGrady built up an impressive,
world-wide data bank of cancer treatment information and physician
consultants. He worked endlessly to help cancer patients all over
the world, to find the best cancer therapies. Patrick McGrady wrote
a Patients' Bill of Rights well worth reading. To read this
fine document, click here.
M. McGrady wrote on medicine for more than 30 years. He was co-author
with the late Nathan Pritikin of the best-selling Pritikin Program
for Diet and Exercise (Grosset and Dunlap, Bantam Books, 1979); co-author
with Richard Corriere, Ph.D. of Life Zones (Morrow, Ballantine); and
author of Television Critics in a Free Society (Fund for the Republic);
The Youth Doctors (Coward-McCann), and The Love Doctors (MacMillan).
work with CANHELP was hailed by his clients, health writers, and groups
such as National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO),
ECaP, the International Association of Cancer Victors and Friends,
and other health care organizations.