Since 1967, the Cancer Association has been helping to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families in our communities. When someone is first diagnosed with cancer, the patient and the family must face tremendous challenges surrounding the treatment and recovery. Oftentimes, their entire life is turned upside down in the course of just one day as they struggle to come to terms with the diagnosis and what it means for their health, their family, their work, their financial situation and an uncertain future.
Fortunately, the Cancer Association is ready with assistance for these patients. Through our diverse range of services—from providing nutritional supplements and wigs to the loan of much needed hospital equipment to assisting with treatment transportation and cancer medication costs - we can help families face cancer with caring support along the entire way.
Note from Executive Director
Dear Friends and Caring Family,
A garden is a beautiful place of escape and rest. It’s a world separate from the demands of daily life and the realities of sickness. Gardens can provide inspiration and solace, but any gardener will tell you that creating such a beautiful place requires planning, effort, patience and love. They will also tell you that such toiling is their passion, their comfort.
It is my great joy to tend to our clients, to watch them grow and bloom in our care, to know that we can give them what they need during a time of great challenge. I am so grateful to all of you who choose to contribute to our organization. I know that without such a spectacular support system, we would not be able to do this important work.
As I stand at the end of another year, admiring our garden, I am struck by the beauty of this place we have created together. The Cancer Association is truly a place of inspiration and solace. I am so pleased to see our organization and our clients thriving. I am so thankful to my team, our Board and you, our donors, for making all of this possible.
On behalf of our team and our clients, and from the bottom of my heart.
Glaydeane S. Lee
We’re proud to report, in 2016 we reached 800 clients and provided nearly 40,000 services. We provided critical supplies including nutritional supplements, bras & breast prostheses, ostomy & home care supplies, wigs & toiletry items, and loaned hospital equipment. We offered gas cards for treatment transportation and assistance with medications. We held health fairs and gave presentations to community clubs, businesses and churches. We offered free cancer screenings, smoking cessation classes and have an extensive library of literature available
for our clients. In addition, we offered emotional support to those who were truly in need.