Cancer Survivor’s New Book Helps Bring Smiles to the Faces of Cancer Patients

June 8, 2011

TUXEDO PARK, N.Y., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Author and cancer survivor Susan Reif has released For Family & Friends… 39 Things to Make a Cancer Patient Smile, a book designed to help and inspire family members, friends, caregivers, co-workers and acquaintances of cancer patients.

39 Smiles is a heartwarming compilation that answers the universal question posed by nearly everyone when they hear of someone’s illness: “What can I do to help?”

In 39 Smiles, Susan suggests 39 things that can be done, from very small gestures to very large ones, to bring a smile to the face of a cancer patient. Whether it’s sending customized M&M’s, driving to an appointment, making something special, or any of the other suggestions, you can do good, and make a difficult time for the patient a little bit easier.

Rosemarie Monaco of Upper Grandview, NY, who designed the book with Susan, has lived through the experience of caring for and coping with friends with cancer. “What I love about this book is that it gives you permission to reach out to people with serious illnesses. We hesitate to intrude on their lives. But this book lets you know that it is not only okay, but that ‘smiles’ are very welcomed,” Monaco said.

Author Susan Reif is a writer, speaker and award-winning trainer who went on the journey of a lifetime through breast cancer diagnosis, chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatment. With the help of thousands of friends and family members who supported her with smiles, she is still here to share the amazing things her network provided along the way.

“I am eternally grateful to everyone who supported me and helped me to smile along the way. I know that the 39 Smiles in this book will lead to thousands more on patients’ faces all around the world,” Reif said.

Available in paperback, the book retails for $12.95 and can be purchased at www.createspace.com/3604024. For information on bulk purchases, discounts, speaking engagements, or special events, contact the author directly at sbreif@gmail.com or 845-753-5864.

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