Imerman Angels ("IA") is a
not-for-profit organization that provides "1-on-1 Cancer Support"
assistance by connecting people who are currently fighting cancer (each, a
"Fighter") with another individual who has beaten cancer, ideally the
same kind of cancer, in his or her lifetime (each, a "Survivor").
Oftentimes, a family member or friend of a Fighter will seek support from IA (a
"Caregiver" and, together with Fighters and Survivors,
"Participants") and IA gladly pairs them with Survivors as well. IA's
"1-on-1 Cancer Support" gives each Fighter and/or Caregiver a chance
to ask personal questions and express his or her worries and frustrations to,
while receiving encouragement and support from, someone who is uniquely
familiar with the challenges that Fighters and/or Caregivers face.
Survivors are volunteer-mentors only and donate
their time and energy to IA and to the Fighters with whom they develop contacts
and relationships. Participants (Survivors or otherwise) are not, and are not
part of the IA network to act as, licensed medical or mental health/healthcare
professionals. IA’s policy and express instruction to each Participant is that
no Participant may recommend or endorse any specific medical or non-medical
tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information to
another Participant or otherwise give ‘medical’ advice to another Participant.
Further, no Participant should ever construe anything relayed to him or her by
any other Participant as medical advice, recommendation, or opinion. The sole
purpose of the relationships set up through IA is the offering and receipt of
cancer support. Under no circumstance should any Participant solicit or offer
professional, financial, medical, or other similar advice or assistance from or
to, respectively, another Participant.
By answering the question below, you (a Participant)
expressly indicate your understanding that the relationships established among
any of the Participants are founded, and should be based, solely on support (as
indicated herein) and are not intended to be substitutes for professional
treatment, advice, or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your physician or
other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any
medical condition, whether it be yours or another person’s. Please do not
disregard professional medical advice you have received from your doctors or
delay in seeking professional medical advice because of a communication with
another IA member (Fighter, Survivor, Caregiver, or any IA officer, director,
employee, or other volunteer) or because of something you have read on our
website. The content of IA’s website (www.imermanangels.org) is only to be read
and/or used for informational purposes and is not intended to be a substitute
for professional treatment, advice, or diagnosis. If at any time you have
reason to believe you or a loved one may have a medical emergency or feel that
you or a loved one need medical attention, please either call 911, go to the
emergency room, and/or call your or their doctor, as appropriate, immediately.
We at Imerman Angels are excited that you have
found your way to our support network and look forward to the relationship that
we will share with you.
PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF MINORS (UNDER 18 YEARS
If the Participant is a minor (child under the
age of 18 years) the undersigned parent and/or natural guardian or legal
guardian of such Participant does hereby represent that he/she is, in fact,
acting in such capacity and agrees that he/she has read these terms and conditions
and understands the policies of Imerman Angels laid out herein.