If you’ve never heard of CURE magazine, then you’ve probably never had cancer. Its editorial staff is (or was) based here in Dallas. As “the largest consumer magazine in the United States focused entirely on cancer,” it claims 1 million readers. Its parent organization, CURE Media Group, started in 2002. It’s a fine publication. I can tell you that back when the Katie Awards were a thing, we lost a couple of statuettes, that I can recall, to CURE.
Well, last week it was announced that Michael J. Hennessy Associates, “a full-service healthcare education, market research, and communications company” based in New Jersey, bought CURE Media Group. Come October 15, all but two staff members will be out of work (sorry, I don’t know how many folks that represents; I’ll update this post when I find out). Here’s hoping they all find their next adventure.
UPDATE (4:32) From a source: “All in all, nine people lost their jobs. We also had four open positions at the time of the sale. Of the nine who were let go, two were offered positions with the new company, and one was offered a different position with the old company. So, that leaves six who are looking for work.
“Beyond that, we had a number of regular contributors who are now uncertain if the work they had depended upon will be given to someone else. Writers, proofreaders, fact-checkers, photographers, illustrators, designers — all of whom had deep relationships with us — are now left to wonder if they will continue with the new owner.”