No Stomach For Cancer, Inc.

Rating: 4.75 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: PO Box 46070 Madison WI 53744 USA

Mission: To support research and unite the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer. We advance awareness and education about stomach cancer, including Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC), provide a support network for affected families, and support research efforts for screening, early detection, treatment, and prevention of stomach cancer
Programs: Education is one of our two core missions.  Our goals include:
•  Helping individuals and families to recognize their risks for Gastric Cancers
•  Supporting medical professionals to identify families at risk, especially for Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Syndrome (HDGC), in time for preventive actions
•  Sponsoring a National Gastric Cancer Awareness Month, and creating educational programs for people to use in their communities all over the world to promote greater awareness and prevention
•  Stimulating and expanding interest in genetic cancers
•  Promoting family health history efforts
•  Recognizing that HDGC may be under-identified, and therefore encouraging genetic counseling at every early opportunity
•  Providing an online support network for those affected by stomach cancer
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Rating: 5 stars  

The information that I obtained from the No Stomach for Cancer Website and from it's founder has been invaluable to me. After losing two close family members to stomach cancer and having two members with lobular breast cancer, I came upon this foundation and realized that there was a genetic component to all 4 of these cancer cases. I, subsequently, was tested for CDH1 gene mutation. After finding out that I had the mutation, I had a total gastrectomy. The personal stories on the NSFC website helped me navigate my recovery.


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Rating: 2 stars  

I donated to No Stomach for Cancer, Inc and participated in the November 2, 2013 walk for my husband who passed away from stomach cancer.

I wonder where all the money goes? What research is it donated to? The only mention I could find was a 2012 tax report saying 20,000 went to the University of Otago, New Zealand. At that site I could not find what was being researched for gastric cancer.

It is a good site for connecting to others going through gastric cancer, survivors and caregivers. Plus it offers a wealth of information. But, I would like more availability of information on where the money is going.

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

List the research organizations where our money is going.

Was your donation impactful?

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I found this organization when my brother was diagnosed with diffuse stomach cancer. I found their website to be a wealth of information and their community very supportive and empathetic. I posted several comments on their facebook page and the Chelcum family responded to all posts. I also communicate via email with the founder, Karen Chelcum and she and No Stomach for Cancer have become wonderful supporters during this difficult time. I lost my brother in March. My family hosted a fundraising event in May and we donated most of the proceeds to this organization. I support and look forward to No Stomach for Cancer's continued growth.

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Stomach cancer is under-funded and under-researched, so finding No Stomach for Cancer has been an invaluable source of information and support. My brother's diffuse stomach cancer wasn't found to be linked to the gene mutation currently known to be associated with it. No Stomach for Cancer is working with the genetists that found this gene mutation and will soon uncover more genes that may be associated with it. This information will be beneficlal to my family and others.

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

They are working hard on uncovering more information on a disease that is under-funded and under-researched. I wouldn't recommend changes but rather encouragement and support so they can continue their work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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No Stomach for Cancer is a great way to network with other families and patients who share the same experience, decision-making, and struggles that my family does. I have learned from others and have made new acquaintances with people who truly understand what I'm going through.
I'm so thankful for that.

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

Meeting other people like me.

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

Increase the funding and structure so that the organization could continue to grow and fund research through grants

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