For those of you living with cancer, have someone you know who has cancer, or are a cancer survivor living in or around Thousand Oaks, California, hopefully you know about UCAAN, United Cancer Advocacy Action Network.
UCAAN is a local cancer non-profit that serves the Ventura County area. They are involved with providing recently diagnosed cancer sufferers, those battling cancer, those going through chemotherapy, and those who are cancer survivors with information that will help them through their difficult times.
The CEO, Rachel Shur, is a cancer survivor who has dedicated her life to those in need in her community. She is yet another example of someone who, according to her doctors, should not have survived, yet beat the odds and wanted to do something for others. So, UCAAN was born.
Of course there are larger cancer organizations that make a huge difference in many lives across the country, and without them the effect on many lives would be immeasurable. However, in light of the current fraud accusations by the Federal Trade Commission against Cancer Fund of America, which includes Cancer Support Services, Children’s Cancer Fund of America and the Breast Cancer Society, please do a little research on the organizations you wish to support. So, there is something to be said for smaller cancer organizations. And UCAAN is one of them.
Thanks to all of you across the country who have dedicated your lives to helping others with cancer. You are a vital part of the big picture in making progress in the fight to defeat this dreaded enemy.
If you or someone you know is battling or recovering from cancer, please look at what help is available within your own community. You might be surprised. And oftentimes the help you need is instantaneous. And then share the information with others. After all, it’s the right thing to do.