CANCER PATIENT CARE OF SPOKANE COUNTY
June 24, 2011
I manage a program that both refers to CPC as well as receives referrals from CPC. Since 2007, both our agencies have actively worked to strengthen our relationship. During this time, I have been very impressed with the leadership at CPC. Clearly, CPC staff, administration, and board know CPC's role in our community, know their agency's mission and goals, and they have done a great job at sticking to their vision. This is an important point . . . they have been enticed and offered several projects or initiatives which are all necessary and seem to be a good fit for CPC, but even so, CPC has stuck to their vision and turned down those ideas which do not fit CPC's mission. This takes strength of mind and character, especially when considering that CPC relies very heavily on independent, private donations. From what I know, CPC is a fiscally sound agency that provides a great service to a largely underserved population.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
CPC has one client who spoke at their fundraising event. That client was quite articulate and inspirational. I later found out that the client had previously been a client of our program. Through CPC, I was able to convince the client to join me in advocating for funding of cancer screenings to state legislators. She was very impactful.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Expand their area of focus. People in our broader region have no options.
Professional with expertise in this field & My agency partners with CPC on breast cancer education. CPC often participates in the same statewide committees I participate in.