CARCINOID CANCER AWARENESS NETWORK INC Overview
Target demographics: Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine cancer Patients and Cargivers!
Geographic areas served: Locally. Nationally, & Global
Programs: We have a toll free hotline opened 7 days a week 9 am - 9pm EST. The phone is answered by a Patient or Caregiver at all times.
We send out free information packets to anyone interested.
CCAN gave over $90,000 to Carcinoid/NET Cancer research in 2012!
We want to thank our supporters and sponsors for their generosity in 2012. Together we make a difference!
In September CCAN produced the 2012 National NET Patient Conference in New Orleans , LA. Approximately 475 people attended this three day event. We are so grateful for our sponsors and to the speakers. This amazing meeting was recorded and will be available at www.carcinoidawareness.org soon.
Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day
A flag has flown at the US Capitol on November 10th in honor of NET Cancer Day, NET cancer patients and CCAN for the past two years. CCAN is proud to be a part of this worldwide effort!
NET Cancer Awareness Month
In response to our requests, New York State has declared November 'Carcinoid/NET Cancer Awareness Month' each year since 2006.Several CCAN-sponsored awareness and fundraising events were held in celebration of Carcinoid / NET Cancer Month. While this year's events were definitely impacted by Hurricane Sandy, it was great to see so many people still there to support the cause. On November 3rd over 200 people walked in support of NET cancer patients at our 4th Annual 'Strides for Stripes Zebra Walk.' It was an exciting day! After walking everyone enjoyed a free show with the band 'Undercover.' and ate a delicious lunch of heros, snacks and apples. Each walker received a tee shirt, bottled water, snack bars, and hand warmers and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 3 foot tall stuffed zebra. Depending on the amount raised walkers could win prizes ranging for car magnets, small stuffed zebras, even tickets to our Annual Gala.
The 9th Annual 'Celebration of Life' gala was held on November 10th. There were close to 200 people there for a night full of giving- as well as great food, music, dancing and prizes. Prizes included broadway shows, concert tickets, hotel stays, a zebra tv, lottery tree, fire pits, sports memorabilia and many beautiful and unique gift baskets.
CCAN assisted at 3 regional conferences & the annual NANETs Symposium
CCAN has supported The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society since 2006. CCAN has been a NANETS member since 2007 and on the advisory board since 2009.
Looking to the Future
NET Patients Have Events in Several Regions to Choose From In 2013 CCAN will sponsor several meetings including a meeting in San Francisco and a cruise in April. At least 3 regional conferences are in the works- April 6, 2013 in Downtown New York City, DTA in Rochester, MI and September 21, 2013 in Orlando, FL. Check the website for updates, agendas and registration details. Registration should open on or about Jan 30th.
10 Year Milestone!
Thanks for letting us share our experiences with you for so long! Believe it or not, CCAN will host the 10th Annual 'Celebration of Life' Gala on November 9th. The 5th Annual 'Strides for Stripes Zebra Walk' is a week earlier on November 2nd. And look for us to again be part of Worldwide NET Cancer Day! We will continue to run the NY NET Cancer support group as we have since 2003.
Save the date for the 2014 NET Cancer National Patient Conference being held in Charlotte, North Carolina. Conference dates are September 18 - 20th. CCAN and Dr. Eugene Woltering will work together to bring patients and caregivers another amazing conference.
CCAN's board & officers are committed to assisting NET patients & to helping find a cure for carcinoid cancer. We field an experienced team focused on quality and we're proud to give our time as unpaid volunteers, keeping administrative costs low and allowing most of the funding to go into the programs. Visit www.carcinoidawareness.org.
Rest Assured that our Goal is Making Life Better for NET Cancer Patients. As always, we want to thank all of you for your support. Together we make a difference!