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January 2024 News

January News from CanCare

Dear CanCare  Family,

Happy New Year! As we step into the dawn of  a new year, I am filled with gratitude and excitement for the journey that  lies ahead.   

At CanCare, our mission has always been to provide unwavering  support to those navigating the challenging path of cancer. As we stand on  the threshold of 2024, we are more determined than ever to expand our reach  and touch the lives of even more individuals facing this journey. Our goal is  to serve more clients than ever before, offering a beacon of hope,  compassion, and understanding.

As we set our sights on the future, let us remember the  profound impact we can make when we work together towards a common goal. The  challenges may be great, but so is our resolve to make a difference. I am  confident that with the continued support of each one of you, we will not  only meet our goals but surpass them, reaching new heights in our mission to  bring comfort and care to those facing cancer.

Thank you for your ongoing support, dedication, and belief in  the CanCare mission. Wishing you and your loved ones a year filled with hope,  health, and happiness.

Warmest wishes,

Darcie Champagne Wells

President and CEO, CanCare  Caregiver Volunteer

New Year - New Ways to Fulfill our Mission – More in 2024

In this new year of 2024, we  want to serve more people, in more ways with more meaning.  We want to  grow our reach and the quality of our services. We cannot do it without your  support and involvement.  

Even though we have had  record-breaking years in serving people through 1:1 matches for the last two  years, we know we can do more. We have a goal to serve 2000 survivors and  caregivers in 2024. 

Our current volunteers have  inspired us with all they are willing to do and the enthusiasm of our 91 new  volunteers has energized us. We want to find more ways for clients and  volunteers to connect and build a true community of connection that is  meaningful for clients and volunteers. However, we don’t just want to do  more, we want what we do, to be meaningful. We want to be sure that we are  creating the kind of connections that create hope and healing and true  companionship so that no one has to experience cancer alone. 

Together, we are creating a  community of care and support.

For Volunteers: Click HERE for Tips for  interacting with your clients.

For Everyone: Click HERE for to Tips on  Coping with Cancer – Wisdom from our volunteers 

Volunteer Spotlight

By: Daniella  Martinez, Client & Volunteer Relations Specialist 

We are thrilled to share the story of our beloved volunteer,  Vincent Skotko. Vincent, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, relocated to Tampa,  Florida, where he spent most of his life.

After serving almost four decades as a  clinical psychologist, Vincent bid farewell to his career in 2018, and  he and his wife decided to move closer to their son and family in Charleston,  South Carolina.

Despite leaving professional life, he prioritized maintaining  a healthy body and mind through daily exercise.

Alongside this, his enduring love for literature, especially  mystery novels, continued to bring him delight in this new phase of life. But  amidst all of this, his greatest joy came from being an active participant in  the lives of their three grandchildren.

In a doctor's office, Vincent's attention was captivated by a pamphlet introducing him to CanCare, a remarkable  organization supporting individuals fighting cancer. Delving into its  contents, he discovered the profound impact it had on cancer patients, resonating deeply with the professionalism and unwavering dedication of Cancare's staff and volunteers.

The memories of his spouse's cancer battle  flooded Vincent’s mind, reminding him of the strength they found in each  other during those challenging times. Caring for his spouse revealed to him a  reservoir of resilience, both physically and emotionally, that he never  thought possible—a profound revelation and gift born out of adversity.


Interested In Becoming A Volunteer?

As a cancer survivor or cancer caregiver, you have the power to give HOPE to someone facing cancer today.

Send in your application to reserve your spot today!