Thank God for the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation! When I was going through chemo with stage III Breast Cancer I was saddened by the number of chemo mates who confided they had concerns about buying groceries or getting their medicine, or similar day to day payments that needed solving while trying to beat cancer. I felt so blessed as I had great insurance, caring family, loving church and encouraging neighbors. I made a promise if I still lived to help those not as fortunate as I.
I was thrilled to discover there was the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, founded by doctors themselves who heard similar conversations as I did. Not only did they listen but they started the Foundation so cancer patients could get assistance for their non-medical bills, such as rent, groceries, etc. Many FCS employees donate a portion of their salaries to the Foundation, along with donations from individuals and/or various fundraisers. It is amazing and impressive that 100% of all donations goes to helping the patients.
As a volunteer one fundraiser I achieved ( with so many helping!) was to walk 30 miles in one day to raise awareness of this charity gem. At another gala fundraiser many businesses donated gift cards and in-kind goods because almost everyone knows someone with cancer.
It's a beautiful thing when a non profit can turn around an ugly problem into a blessing that brings relief and peace, so they can focus on getting better. Thank you Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation!
I have been volunteering at Florida Cancer Specialist (FCS) in the infusion room for the last eight months at The Villages. It is such a trill going to work on Tuesday to see the patients and friendly staff. I can not say enough on the hard work and dedication by the staff! I'm proud to be part of their team...
FCS saved my life as a former patient of Leukemia. I went from being on a ventilator to remission in 5 weeks! I had to undergo chemo for 6 months but it saved my life! I was down and depressed after everything my body went through so I decided to volunteer at the same infusion room where I received my chemo. It has been a Godsend to me! Helping others going through cancer has even helped me.
I love FCS!! When I was there having treatments for my ovarian cancer, 2009. I experienced not only excellent professional care from my Dr. & her upstairs staff. More importantly, to me, the nurses in the infusion areas showed a loving human side while still being excellent professionals. That's not an easy task! When I found out that FCS had a volunteer program I JUMPED IN! That was about a year ago and to quote my dad," Tuesday is your favorite day of the week, because you volunteer at FCS and it gives you joy!" He's right, I LOVE FCS and EVERYBODY that works there! Thank you for keeping me alive, the opportunity to help and give back..ox
The Foundation has a wonderful mission and the beneficiaries gain much, knowing that others care about their financial concerns while they are undergoing treatment.
As a volunteer, I've seen/heard firsthand the differences that the grants distributed by the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation can provide to those going through such a hard time throughout their lives. The difference the FCS Foundation is able to provide can only be described as immeasurable and truly valuable to the cancer patients across Florida.
Volunteering for FCSF is one of the most fulfilling experiences I have ever had. The staff at The Florida Cancer Specialists in Brandon is outstanding! As a cancer survivor, I believe this is an outstanding organization and I am proud to serve as a volunteer.
The FCS Foundation provides financial support for nonmedical needs to cancer patients. Things like rent or mortgage, utilities and even car payments. 100% of donations go directly to the patients. The Foundation assisted 600 cancer patients last year. What an amazing and compassionate organization.