We help the underserved survive and thrive before, during, and after their battle with cancer.

Loriana before cancer
Loriana during chemo

Mastering Survival

From Emmy award winning journalist
To 2x Cancer Survivor

In an instant, I went from living the life to fighting for my life.

In 2014, what I thought were stress headaches turned out to be AML Leukemia, a blood cancer. There was no stage. It was everywhere.  

To be possible, I had to do the impossible – leave my 18-month-old son and relocate to Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center for treatment. There I uncovered the biggest story of my career; The Power of PREhab

Patient Navigator

Help is here

We've got your back
So you can look forward

Let an ArmorUp for Life Patient Navigator accompany you through your entire patient journey and into survivorship. Tap into our expertise and connections to get the support you need, and create your own pit crew.


Mastering Survival

We educate, empower, and support survivors and caregivers to live their lives to the fullest.

Be Your Own Hero

Get smart about lifestyle choices and reduce your risk.

This patient education video series supports patients during their journey through survivorship and features Loriana and expert guests, sharing essential health and lifestyle tips that can greatly improve patient outcomes and save lives.

Patient Navigators

Get the support you need to survive with your own Pit Crew.

ArmorUp for Life's network of experienced Patient Navigators know how to combine their practical experience and database of vetted volunteer resources and cancer experts who are available to be matched with patients in need.

Mobility Matters

Don't stop! Mobility is essential to resilience and recovery.

One day in bed will set you back a week. One week in bed will set you back a month.ArmorUp for Life provides Survival Kits, including everything a patient needs to get moving and stay motivated during their journey.

Survivors Retreat

Master the art of survival with experts in the field.

Our bi-annual destination retreats brings together an ecosystem of survivorship experts to teach and practice essential skills, including psycho-oncology, mindfulness, yoga, cardio, healthy eating, and advocacy.


Cancer by the Numbers

1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

Will you be one of them? Or someone you love?



of people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime



of cancer survivors have persistent problems and distress



of cancers patients don't get the mental health support they need



of patient outcomes are due to socioeconomic factors


Pit Crews for Patients

Because no one should have to go it alone.

Surround yourself with the full compliment of resources and support needed to survive and thrive.


"We are all survivors"

Watch Loriana's courageous and heart-wrenching story >

Get Fit, ArmorUp

You survived cancer. Now what?

Escape on a retreat with a team of experts to master essential survival skills and become and ArmorUp for Life Ambassador in your community. 


Mastering Survival

Radiation treatment

Skin care during radiation treatment

  • March 19, 2023

When it comes to undergoing radiation for breast cancer the trick is to minimizing skin irritation to the areas of the chest that receive radiation. Too much skin desquamation (peeling) can interrupt or shorten treatment, so it’s important to stay ahead of the game to preserve and protect the

Gabe Aldama

How to support children of cancer patients

  • March 15, 2023

You know your child better than anyone, and it’s up to you to decide when, how, and what to tell your child based on their developmental level. Just keep lines of communication open and listen to your child’s concerns. Let them know it’s okay to talk and ask questions

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