Month: April 2024

Celebrating National Volunteer Month

A Cancer Care Services volunteer poses with a white volunteer shirt.

Happy National Volunteer Month!

Did you know our caring volunteers have already dedicated over 370 hours to supporting individuals and families impacted by cancer since January? From spreading smiles at our therapeutic social events (a.k.a our Connect Program) to being a friendly face in Texas Oncology’s infusion area, our volunteers create help and hope wherever they are.

Two women and one man from the TCU Pre-Health Institute pose with a Cancer Care Services' staff member while holding an award for National Volunteer Month.

We are celebrating a very special ‘volunteer’ this month, or should we say ‘volunteers’? Congratulations to the TCU Pre-Health Institute for receiving Cancer Care’s top volunteer award during Volunteer Appreciation Month! This group of volunteers has consistently dedicated their time to making a HUGE impact in uplifting cancer patients, survivors, and their families – while pursuing their degrees in healthcare.

Max, a TCU Pre-Health student who volunteers at our Connect events, said, “The opportunity to pour joy into these kids’ lives is not only a blessing, but it’s also a two-way street. The love you give here is returned tenfold and it’s always the highlight of my weeks.”

Another TCU Pre-Health student who dedicates their time to Cancer Care said, “I enjoy volunteering with Cancer Care Services because I know I am helping to make a direct impact on the lives of the children and families you all work with. The small part we play in spending time with the kids and families means so much to me personally, especially when I talk to the parents, and they express just how much of a difference we make for them.”

Thank you to the TCU Pre-Health Institute and all of our amazing volunteers for the care and compassion you give to our families!

If you are interested in becoming a Cancer Care Services volunteer, fill out your application today.

2023 Highlights and Impact

Community screening partners pose outside of Cancer Care. Photo Credit | Krys Williams
We are proud to announce our 2023 Impact Report – a testament to the commitment of our supporters, volunteers, and staff! Last year, over 3,500 cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors received crucial support services at no cost to them. A few 2023 highlights:
  • $463,545 provided in direct financial assistance
  • 73% of adults who completed counseling felt less distress
  • 36% increase in clients who used transportation assistance to get to and from treatment
  • 572 months of health insurance premiums were paid, enabling clients to receive treatment

“It would definitely be detrimental to the community to lose access to Cancer Care Services because it is so comprehensive and wellrounded. [Cancer Care] is access for the whole family, not just the patient, which is so important…because it’s not just the patient who is sick – it’s the whole family.”

– Erica, Cancer Survivor & Caregiver

Cancer Care’s 2023 Impact Report

View the 2023 Impact Report below (or click here to view the PDF) to learn more about the financial, emotional, and practical services that brought help & hope in 2023. Don’t forget to scan the QR Code on the front to learn about the impact of our social workers or view the video here!
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