Our Story

How it All Started: Finding Inspiration from Tragedy

CANPLAN VISION: The vision for CanPlan is to reflect one’s hero journey: An ordinary person who receives a call towards something greater by getting thrown into a difficult life situation, and thus chooses to bring out their inner conqueror in order to defeat the Goliath in front of them. After getting transformed from the pain of the process, the now hero of the story, brings home the “elixir” and shares the wisdom gained in order to assist others in their own journey.

CanPlan was created to be a tool to help the hero bring out their inner conqueror and acts as a tangible representation of the “elixir” that was discovered through the hero’s journey. It’s a planner that’s meant to be filled with both the daily struggles experienced by the sufferer, along with the moments of clarity where meaning is brought to pain. Through self-reflection exercises, healthy habit formations, and positive daily practices, a hero rises from within to claim it’s victory, and is left with a documented journey in the form of a marked up CanPlan, that would now bring healing to the hurting.

Although CanPlan started off focusing on cancer patients, the long-term vision is to broaden the scope of usage, and extend the benefits to anyone facing a huge life crisis, whether it’s a disease, a mental illness, or even a circumstantial crisis.

CANPLAN MISSION: CanPlan is a tool that brings a sense of control for the seemingly uncontrollable. In it’s current mission to assist cancer patients through their journey, its purpose is to bridge the increasing divide between natural and conventional treatments, and to inspire the patient to create their own personal holistic plan to beat cancer. In the case of cancer, the doctor is meant to be the hero’s mentor, while the cancer community is meant to be the hungry for healing. CanPlan is meant to be the catalyst for communication between these groups, so that a cure can be found.

OUR TEAM

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A passionate, imperfect millennial hustlin' to live a life of meaning. Sharon graduated from Santa Clara University with her BA in Psychology and Business. This is Sharon’s third entrepreneurial venture after successfully holding a career as a marketing manager in the Silicon Valley. Aside from making mass societal impact, Sharon likes to spend her time cooking, traveling and bookstore hopping. She proudly brags about her title as her high school’s class clown way more than she should and is in denial about her amateur beatboxing skills.

Sharon Kim

Founder/Creator
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Artistic is an understatement for this fresh University of Hawaii graduate. Holding her BA in Marketing, Dayna’s passion lies in digital design and fashion. Her mom is also a cancer survivor, so she feels strongly about using her skills to help the cancer community. On her free time, she dreams about one day becoming a panda. Yes, an actual panda.

Dayna Tamashiro

Marketing Manager

WHAT WE’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT

We’re passionate about bringing out the most in every individual and encouraging them to live a life of meaning. We just happen to make cancer planners.

Boosting Positivity

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.

Reshaping Mindsets

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. Mindset is everything.

Thinking Outside the Box

You will never influence the world by trying to be like it. Embrace difference and go against the grain of society.

Embracing Hardships

What defines us is how we rise after falling. Embrace hardships because they are the seeds to opportunities.

Helping Others

There is no better exercise for your heart than to help others in need. True success comes from helping others succeed.

Living a Life of Purpose

You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously. Find what you love and let it kill you.

Changing the Way People Fight Cancer

Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Conference – City of Hope, CA

Sharon Kim had to make a choice when she hit rock bottom at the age of 23. She could either give up entirely or she could fight to find the meaning of life. Watch as she shares her story of turning tragedy into inspiration by using her pain as fuel to create a tool that’ll change the way millions of people fight cancer.

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