No one has named or identified any other organization that does what ICAN does, and many of our patients initially had sought help from multiple cancer organizations--whether nationally known breast, lung, myeloma, brain, pancreatic, melanoma, leukemia and lymphoma, colon, prostate, or thyroid organizations to name just “the majors.” The telling tribute to us is that our patients stay with ICAN for the duration of their battle or recovery. One Ohio patient, who had been written off as a hopeless case six years ago, recently e-mailed ICAN that her latest scans showed the much-coveted “No Evidence of Disease” status. ICAN had played a huge role in outlining the strategic options she chose in her battle for life and in encouraging her to choose the combination chemotherapy that ultimately has prolonged her life.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
its life-saving provision of patient advocacy services in every kind of diagnosis imaginable and in the well-run operations of this world class organization.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
shout from the rooftops that ICAN needs major funding from all possible sources to be able to reach the millions of cancer patients worldwide who could benefit from these top-notch advocacy services, physician referrals, and clinical trials research. ICAN serves Stage IV patients, and it would be great to have the organization have the resources to expand to cover all cancer patients no matter what stage.
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How did you learn about this organization?
I was a lead founder of it.
What is this organization's top short-term priority?
Fundraising, fundraising, fundraising to be able to expand its waiting-listed services.
What is its top priority in the long run?
Reaching millions of patients with its unique advocacy services.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?