Cancer Fund of America, Inc.

Rating: 2.17 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 2223 N. 56th Street Mesa AZ 85215 USA

Mission: Cancer Fund of America's mission is to provide support and services to financially indigent patients; to disseminate information concerning the early detection and prevention of cancer; to provide commodities, and gifts-in-kind to hospices and other health care providers; to procure and distribute donated merchandise to various 501-(c)-(3) nonprofit community service organizations which aid the ill, needy, and infants.
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

they are wonderful. they have really helped with some of our medical needs that are not covered. Like pull ups, nutritional drinks, and monthly needs like shampoo, etc....my husband has colon cancer.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Cancer Fund of America helped to offset the costs related to my cancer treatment. I especially appreciate the monthly case of nutrition supplement that they sent. When my doctor suggested that I use these, I was stunned at how expensive they are! When I began having severe "hot flashes" right after my chemotherapy treatments, they sent a fan. It helped SO much!
The only suggestion I would make is that they not send items that have not been requested. I did not find these particularly useful and donated them to Goodwill.
I recommend Cancer Fund of America to those dealing with the high costs of treatment. While it is limited in resources, what it is able to provide is of tremendous value!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Charleston, South Carolina

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

As I stated in my comments, not send items not requested.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The help I have recieved from Cancer Fund of America is wonderful. I was diagnosed with Head and Neck cancer and the treatments left me where I cannot eat normally. Thats all Cancer Fund of America needed to know and the came to my assistance.They send me liquid nutrition each month, and sent me a box full of other items like vitamins, toothbrushes, a video and an art/craft book that I can enjoy with my grandchildren, and several other useful items, even Little Debbie snacks. All at no charge to me. They even pay the shipping. This is a GREAT organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The help they have given me and knowing that someone that doesn,t even know me personally, CARES.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don,t know of changes

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Someone in our support group found them on the internet

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

They give me the want to help others even more

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

After receiving the word that CFA needed some verbal support, I was MORE than willing to participate. When I read the few other reviews that I found, I realized the importance of the input. My own experience was life-saving in many ways. After I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and had the surgery, I must have tried to contact at least 20-25 different agencies and foundations, both local and national. Much to my dismay, only 2 or 3 were able to help me. When I did get the packages each month, it was like Xmas !!! There was always something in there that I would not have had the $ to purchase, and REALLY needed. It always seemed to be perfect timing. I am extremely grateful for Cancer Fund of America. It helped boost my morale, when things really seemed hopeless.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...my own life, so far as not feeling alone

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing

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Rating: 4 stars  

THIS IS AN AWESOME CHARITY. ON THIS JOURNEY OF BREAST CANCER OF ALL THE CHARITIES OUT THERE THIS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAME THRU WITH ANYTHING! I RECIEVE AN AWESOME BOX EVERY 2 MONTHS WITH VERY USEFUL PERSONAL CARE ITEMS, CLEANING ITEMS, GIFT BAGS AND CARDS, MOVIES FOR THE KIDS, GIFT ITEMS, AND A PERFECT SUPPLEMENT REGIMEN. IT'S LIKE CHRISTMAS WHEN THE BOX ARRIVES EVERYONE GETS EXCITED!!! EVEN A SNACK!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

RECIEVING THE CARE PACKAGES THEY SEND

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I WOULD INCLUDE A REORDER FORM FOR NEXT TIME SO THE CLIENT COULD INDICATE ITEMS OF NO NEED TO THEM

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am a caregiver for the client. This is a wonderful service. Cancer is an expensive disease. If it wasn't for Cancer Fund of America we would have to purchase the items we receive from them. That is a great financial help for us. We appreciate them very much.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

caring for my husband.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing different. They are doing a great service for cancer victims.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a caregiver for the client, if not for the efforts of the Cancer Fund of America she would be dead. More often than not they would send something that was desperately needed. OTC medications kept her out of the hospital, the vitimins kept her alive while she did not want to eat, (i.e. a partial blockage in her bowels left her with very little area to digest; however, she gets the vitimins down easily and it's kept her alive), the small flashlight may seem like nothing to you but when the power went out and her oxygen condenser turned off having that flashlight prevented an all out panic attack and let her know she was safe. The DVDs provided a distraction because she is unable to get out of bed, the other small gifts do the same, she looks over the cards and packages, huggs the stuffed snowman as though its the most precious thing in the world, uses the powder and lotions every day - it makes her feel more alive as though there is hope and someone dose care. Words can not express just how wonderful the people and service provided by the Cancer Fund of America is, I know without them she would not be the same person. Thank you and remember, they are NOT the American Cancer Foundation but THE CANCER FUND OF AMERICA THAT CARES FOR AND SERVES THE PUBLIC.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the packages sent to the patient have been wonderful, it's as though they know exactly what will be needed and send it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ensure they never run out of anything, they are amazing, do a wonderful job by careing professional people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Outstanding Charity for Cancer Patients a very needed service. We diagnosed my first call was to the local American Cancer Society that raised money all year to help the needy I could not get any help I was told it went to research only. This charity has helped me in so many ways providing me with care packages and a fan in summer I don't have central air and have one air conditioner so they are TRULY A BLESSING!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I AM A CANCER PATIENT THAT HAS BEEN SO THANKFUL TO RECEIVE THEIR SERVICES AND THEY HAVE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT I EVER COULD ASK FOR!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NOTHING BUT LET THEM KNOW HOW MUCH THEY ARE APPRECIATED AND THEY DONORS THAT HELP ALL OF US!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am an RN and a "Patient Navigator" at a Cancer Center in Carrollton, GA. Through our Cancer Center, Cancer Fund of America (CFOA) has provided numerous cancer patients with personal products, household products, liquid nourishment products, blankets, fans, and many other helpful items. In a time when patients are emotionally and financially overwhelmed with a diagnosis of cancer, as well as the costs associated with cancer treatments, CFOA has helped, and continues to help, MANY oncology patients in our center with the overwhelming financial burdens they are facing. Thank you so much, CFOA- from our cancer patients and from the Roy Richards, Sr. Cancer Center in Carrollton, Georgia!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

distributing the helpful products to cancer patients in need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to increase awareness/educate cancer centers and patients about this fabulous organization!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

A patient informed me!

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

It has given the staff at our cancer center the humanitarian satisfaction of being able to assist patients with their financial burdens.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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