Cancer has Cancer
Any volunteers that would mind posting one of our flyers for our 1k/5k/10k in your gym, office or church?
REGISTER NOW! www.cancerhascancer.org
RUN AGAINST CANCER!
Once again VH1's Football Wive's Dawn Neufeld will host our event Cure for One, Cure for All. There will be fun for the whole family, kids area, food, fun photo booth and a water balloon fight after the run!
REGISTER NOW! www.cancerhascancer.org
Register Early for the early bid price and the first 200 registered runners/walkers will receive an event shirt, due to having to order prior to the run. 100% of the proceeds are benefiting The Cancer has Cancer Foundation, a 501 c 3 organization.
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6:00 am Race Set Up 7:30 am Packet Pick-up 8:00 am Warm-Up 8:30 am 5k/10k Start 8:40 am 1k Walk 9:40 am Awards 10:00 am Water Balloon Fight 11:00 Clean-Up
Need volunteers for this coming Saturday to help pass out flyers 11am-2pm.
And May 4th & 11th from 8am-11pm for our charity soccer tourney at 2534 Royal Lane, Dallas, TX 75229. I'm scheduling shifts now, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me directly at 855-242-2873 ext 01.
We're seeking both monetary and in-kind sponsors for our annual event Cure for One, Cure for All 1k/5k/10K June 1, 2013
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On Saturday June 1, 2013, we will be “Running” the Cure for ONE, Cure for ALL to benefit The Cancer has Cancer Foundation. The board members will present our Annual Cure for ONE, Cure for ALL 1k Walk and 5k/10K Run at Bachman Lake, DallasTexas and a fabulous silent auction!
Our mission is to raise awareness and promote education about all types of cancer and to provide emotional and spiritual support, resources, a place to connect and share with others and financial support, and to raise funds that specifically go to Molecular Cancer Research, which is exploring new cancer innovations.
Once again this year our event host will be the wonderful Dawn Neufeld from VH1's Football Wives local DFW celebrity.
This charitable event to benefit The Cancer has Cancer Foundation's programs that financially assist cancer patients and their families and supports cancer research. The Cancer has Cancer Foundation was founded by Heather Rodriguez who was diagnosed with stage Advanced Ovarian Cancer, in September of 2010 at the age of 28. She has since gone through surgery and aggressive three types of chemotherapy treatments. Since then she has founded this wonderful organization to raise awareness for all types of cancers and educate and promote well-being with healthy life styles events such as our walk and run. We feel one day in the near future progress will be found in research for a cure to cancer. We feel cancer is cancer, regardless what part of the body it is found in.
This June 1, 2013 the board of directors and long time volunteers re-unite to present this years 1k walk and 5k/10k time run to be held at Bachman Lake Trail- 7:30am-12:00pm. The success of this event is credited largely to our sponsors, who lend their names and financial support to the event. The money we raise this year goes to The Cancer has Cancer Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, "The Cancer Has Cancer Foundation". This foundation will ensure the event is held year after year to support other people in similar situations when there is a cancer diagnosis.
We're counting on your support and coverage, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you in advance for your willingness to support the efforts of CURE for One, CURE for All event and make a difference in our community.
Sponsorship opportunities available please see contact Heather Rodriguez, Founder & CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org. All media inquiries directly contact Liz Castillo at email@example.com.
P.O. Box 192501,
Dallas, TX 75219
Just making a statement from something that occurred yesterday. This group and all of our support groups (dating, grieving, Europe, pinche cancer, etc) are open to anyone diagnosed with cancer, friend and family and we do NOT discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion or sexual preference. As far as I'm concerned those are your personal choices and our mission is focused on supporting those in need of support through and after cancer and long after a loved one has passed. If you have concerns of why we are compassionate to everyone I suggest you take it up with a higher power and let us keep working.
Please see our mission: Our mission is to raise awareness and promote education about all types of cancer, to provide emotional, financial and spiritual support, resources, a place to connect and share with others, and to raise funds that specifically go to molecular cancer research, which is exploring new cancer innovations.
Heather (Survivor Of life)
Came across someone who needed Ovarian Cancer Resources in the Dallas/Ft. Forth area today. Please share this email with information if you think someone may need it.
Here is a direct link for Pre-Existing Condition Insurance, it looks as though the deadline though was March 2nd and this program has limited funding from congress and is divided by state.
My suggestion is to make an effort to have your sister request a social worker to help her apply for temporary disability, SSI, and any other option she might have for financial assistance. Ovarian cancer, no matter what type of tumor is an aggressive cancer. And ranks the deadliest for Gyn-Onc cancers. Not trying to scare you but rather encouraging you to push your sister and help her get things moving. Above all remain positive and just be there for her.
Parkland will cover her expenses under the Parkland Plus Program, she just has to apply for it. When she sees the oncologist on Tuesday, she should ask them to direct her to where she needs to go to get the ball rolling on this. Also, a good nurse to make contact with at Parkland is Virginia Sorto, she literally pushed in a wheelchair when I could not walk up to the 4th floor for chemo. The chemo ward for Gyn-Onc cancer is on the 4th floor and the two main nurse there names are Laura and Awana who work Mon-Fri in the chemo-ward. Melanie & Trish are the nurse practitioners that will have direct contact between the oncologist and get medications, etc.
Also while she's there ask to speak to Paula Rogers about clinical trials, if she qualifies normally they're free of cost. And if not try this clinicaltrials.gov. Also reach out to Wanda at the Mary Crowley Cancer Center in Medical city, my surgeons happened to do Ovarian Cancer research there, they are conducting research on an Immune Vaccine for Ovarian Cancer. Wanda's work 972-566-3086, cell 214-425-6441, fax 972-566-3095.
Genetic Counselor at Parkland is Heather Seller, MD for the BRCA, if she is positive for the gene they will provide resources to help, 214-645-4073 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising options, it offers an easy way to raise funds and keep friends and family updated on how she is doing.
My friend Michael Rozycki founded Letty's Angels of Hope in Houston and is a testicular/lymphoma survivor, also a small charity but sometimes they also have some money to help.
Paypal, another easy option is to set up a paypal account where you can easily email to friends and family, if you need to create a website, Weebly is free, easy layout and instant and we still use it today for our websites.
Social networking can also help, if she doesn't want to do traditional support groups we have an online support group for almost everything that cancer patients go through from local people in her area to dating and one on one support, please see our site www.cancerhascancer.org. Also on our site is the request for financial assistance, once we send you the application and she returns it we can help with financially with small amounts. We have two events coming up over the next two months and we'll have some funds to work with. Also on our site is a list of resources, the Ulman Cancer Fund is also an option for grants up to a few thousands, they also have a similar application to us.
If not, there is also The Cancer Support Community at 2710 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219. I went there a lot to just be there, they offer professional psychological support groups and guidance and Merchelle Louis is the CEO there and very nice. Here is the linke http://www.cancersupporttexas.org/ and phone is 214-219-8877. They were of great help to me during my treatment and often have many resources.
Also the NOCC is right down the street from them on Oak Lawn and their website is www.ovarian.org and have plenty of resources on ovarian cancer and provide newly diagnosed kits, it's a goody bag of stuff to help you get through chemo. Shelley Tacker Sheridan also is a ovarian cancer survivor and holds monthly get together for the Inner City NOCC meet and eat, she also happens to work in the field of clinical trials. Her email is, email@example.com. The meet and eat is kind of the support group you could say.
I'm not sure what type of tumor your sister has but I had two, Germcell and Epithelial and the tumor markers that are constantly done on me are the following four: CA125 (normal below 35), BETA, AFP (at the time of diagnosis my AFP was nearly 60,000; now it remains around 6-8) & LD. I recommend she ask what type of tumor to do some research on what exact chemos and blood work they do. If she happens to have Carcinoma they use a lot of Avastin, you may have heard of it.
If for any reason she needs legal assistance, there are always lawyers that need pro-bono work in order to maintain their license, this could be easily found at an local law school and could be a project they take on. And Legal Aid of North West Texas is on 1515 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201. Phone 214-748-1234 and offer free legal assistance.
One last thing, the American Cancer society has an office inside of Parkland on the 2nd floor next to the Oncology Pharmacy and they normally keep a drawer full of wigs and will give one to her for free.
I hope I haven't bombarded you with information but it's what I think will help you in the long run. Please don't hesitate to email or call me if you have questions or need guidance to be pointed in the right direction.
PRESS RELEASE: Cancer has Cancer new program-PINCHE CANCER
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The Cancer has Cancer Foundation is on a mission to raise cancer awareness for all types of cancers. Thus we feel there is great need in the Hispanic Community to educate and raise cancer awareness for early detection as it is proven for a higher survival rate.
Dallas, Texas, March 19, 2013- Our mission is to raise awareness, promote education about all types of cancer, provide emotional and spiritual support, resources, a place to connect and share with others and financial support to those affected by cancer. And raising funds that specifically go to Molecular Cancer Research, exploring new in cancer innovations.
Our goal is to educate the Hispanic community in the U.S. but also to raise awareness and effectively support those that are diagnosed.
Overall, about 1 in 2 Hispanic men and 1 in 3 Hispanic women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The lifetime probability of dying from cancer is 1 in 5 for Hispanic men and 1 in 6 for Hispanic women. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics, accounting for 21% of deaths overall and 15% of deaths in children 1 in 3 Hispanics will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime. According the Hispanic Cancer Statistics released in September of 2012 "Hispanics have lower cancer screening rates; are diagnosed with cancer at later stages". We want to change that by educating the general population in the Latin community and join forces with Hispanic leadership to make an impact movement towards change. Promoting cancer prevention steps and how to obtain this is becoming more and more important as the Hispanic community is the fastest growing minority group in the U.S. shown by the 2010 census; "The 43% increase in the Hispanic population over the past decade -- compared to a 10% increase in the total population -- accounted for more than half of the overall population growth. By 2050, approximately 30% of all Americans will be Hispanic, which means that more and more new cancer patients will be Hispanic."
The way we plan to reach the Hispanic community is by organizing Pinche Cancer Soccer tournaments in the areas of the country that are heavily populated with Hispanics. By promoting such events that encourage healthy life styles and cancer awareness, prevention and education. We want to change the fact that cancer is the leading cause of death in the Hispanic community and we are actively seeking national sponsors to help us reach our mission. Our first official Pinche Cancer Soccer Tournament will be held in Dallas, TX on the weekend of Cinco de Mayo.
We're counting on your support and coverage, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you in advance for your willingness to support the efforts of "Pinche Cancer" and make a difference in the Hispanic community. We're willing to work with any person or organization that has the overall well-being for the Hispanic community. Please visit www.pinchecancer.org for updates.
All media inquiry opportunities please contact Liz Castillo.
P.O. Box 192501,
Dallas, TX 75219