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Causes: Breast Cancer, Cancer

Mission: As a caring community of professionals and volunteers, cancer action is a local organization dedicated to reducing distress and improving the quality of life for those living with, through, and beyond cancer.

Programs: Patient services program: a diagnosis of cancer can bring many challenges to a person's life and those who care for them. Cancer action's patient services program provides direct services, financial assistance, education and emotional support, and wellness and survivorship programs to individuals facing the many challenges cancer brings who live in the greater kansas city area. During 2014, nearly 3,000 cancer patients received much needed support to relieve distress and improve their quality of life. Many of cancer action services are not only life-improving, but life-saving to those who are most in need in our community. Programs and services are offered to any person through every stage of their cancer experience.

community education program: provides education to the general public on prevention, early detection and ways to reduce a person's risk of cancer. Education is provided through various methods including health fairs, presentation, written materials, and through the agency's resource libraries. Cancer action is out in every area of kansas city providing life-saving prevention information, with an emphasis on underserved populations.

volunteer program: recruits, trains, and manages the hundreds of volunteers that help offer support, comfort, and care to the agency's clients. This program supports the efforts of 650 individuals who gave over 37,000 hours of service, sharing their time and talents to improve the lives of those with cancer in their community.

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