The Survivors Club

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The Survivors Club
Type Private
Founded January, 2009
Headquarters File:Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles, USA
Key people Ben Sherwood, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Slogan The Place for Surviving and Thriving
Website The Survivors Club
Type of site information and social networking
Launched January, 2009
Current status active

The Survivors Club is an American online resource center and social networking website that provides information and support for people confronting life-changing adversity.[1] [2]The site offers guides, tools and support circles for people facing medical, financial and family crises. The web site is divided into several sections devoted to different categories of everyday life in which people most often face serious adversity. Each section - health, money, family and extreme -- offers real-life survivor stories, expert guides to different crises, and links to reliable coping resources.[3] As of May 2009, offers guides on more than 100 topics including unemployment, foreclosure[4], depression, alcoholism, breast cancer, divorce and bereavement.

The Survivors Club site is free for all users. Its content reviewed by an independent advisory group to ensure accuracy.[5]

The Survivors Club Interactive, Inc. was founded by Ben Sherwood in January 2009 in Los Angeles, Calif.[6] The company is a social enterprise funded by advertising and sponsorships with a portion of earnings going to causes that support survivorship.[7]

Sherwood is an author and journalist who wrote The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life, published in January 2009 by Grand Central Publishing[8], an imprint of Hachette Book Group. The book became a New York Times bestseller[9] and is being published around the world. Michael Joseph,an imprint of Penguin, published The Survivors Club in Britain in June 2009.

Sherwood is a former executive producer of ABC’s Good Morning America[10] with Diane Sawyer, Charles Gibson and Robin Roberts and senior broadcast producer of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. He founded The Survivors Club after an ABC News colleague – James Bogdanoff – died of esophageal cancer.[11] Sherwood’s mother – Dorothy Sherwood - was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in October 1999 and is a ten-year survivor of the disease.


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