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October 2023 News

October News from CanCare

Dear CanCare  Family,  

As we reflect  on the month of October, it holds a special place in our hearts. It's a time  when the world comes together to acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a  cause that resonates deeply within our CanCare family. This is a month of  significance, a time for unity, and an opportunity to make a lasting impact.

Breast Cancer  Awareness Month is not just about recognizing the battle so many have faced,  but also about celebrating the strength and resilience of survivors. It is a  reminder that hope can shine even in the face of adversity. It's a time to  support those who are currently on their journey, to honor those who have  fought, and to remember those we have lost. Together, we carry the torch of  awareness, knowledge, and hope.

I want to take  this moment to express my gratitude to each and every one of you within our  CanCare family. Your dedication, compassion, and unwavering support are what  make our organization truly exceptional. The difference we make in the lives  of those affected by cancer is a testament to the power of unity and the  spirit of CanCare.

As we journey  through Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let us continue to stand as a beacon  of hope and a source of support. Let us honor the strength and resilience of  survivors and recognize the battles yet to be fought. Together, we can make a  significant difference in the lives of those in need.

Thank you for  being an integral part of CanCare, for your unwavering support, and for  making our mission a reality. Together, we will create a world where no one  faces cancer alone.

Warmest wishes,

Darcie Champagne Wells

President and CEO, CanCare  Caregiver Volunteer


30th Annual CanCare Golf Classic & ParTee

What an  incredible CanCare Inc. 30th  Anniversary Golf Classic, chaired by Johnny Carrabba! This SOLD OUT  tournament at Memorial Park  Golf Course raised an astounding $330,000 for CanCare's mission to  provide a survivor by the side of anyone facing cancer!

We were honored to celebrate Texas Golf Hall of Famer Charlie Epps with  a special tribute video from Jim Nantz!
Huge thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Zorich Family Foundation  for making this special occasion possible! Check out all of our sponsors at
For photos of the event, visit our photo site at  

CanCare in Community

By: Kris Kerlin, Director of Mission Impact

CanCare participated in the  first Aldine Community Health Fair:  His Health Matters Too that sought  to bring awareness and prevention regarding prostate cancer, hosted by  Greater Pure Life Church.   

Through the generous support of  pastor Dr. Darryl W. Broussard and organizer Amelia Day, the Health Ministry  leader for Greater Pure Light Church, pictured below, CanCare was able to  introduce many people to the services of CanCare and let the community know  that no one needs to endure cancer alone.

It’s time to be pink – with  October being breast cancer awareness month. I’m sure we all know someone  affected by breast cancer.  For me it is my aunt, my dearest two best  girlfriends, and many, many of our volunteers. Of all of our active volunteers  about 40% of them are breast cancer survivors or caregivers to someone with  breast cancer.  

This is a time of solidarity  with the sisterhood and brotherhood (yes, males do get breast cancer and we  have some volunteers and clients who are male survivors.) If you are dealing  with breast cancer, we want you to know that you are not alone.  You are  in the company of many who are eager to provide you with support. Please  reach out – no one should go through cancer alone.  If you are a  survivor and ready to give back, please join our CanCare family and be part  of the beautiful virtuous circle of giving and receiving.  We have one  last training for this year November 16-17.

To learn more about breast  cancer and the support available click HERE

Volunteer Spotlight

By: Daniella Martinez

Introducing Dee Manuel, a passionate Author, Speaker, and Coach hailing from Houston, TX. Dee's career focuses on empowering others, and their dedication extends beyond their professional life. When not volunteering, Dee finds joy in reading, music, traveling, and spending quality time with loved ones.   

Dee  first learned about CanCare through a dear friend who is also a volunteer.  Recognizing the importance and impact of being a volunteer, Dee wishes more  people understood the incredible honor it is to support others going through  similar trials and to provide hope and guidance.   

In the  face of adversity, cancer has bestowed upon Dee the gift of giving. Through CanCare, Dee  has discovered the immeasurable joy of giving back to others. Additionally,  Dee is an active member of the LGBTQIA community and finds fulfillment in  offering support to those who may not have the expected family support after  living as their authentic selves. With a deep love for dogs, relishing good food,  and serene walks, Dee embraces life's simple pleasures. 

Join Dee  in making a difference and spreading love and support to those in need. Let's  celebrate the power of giving and the strength of community.