Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Rock Cancer C.A.R.E. Inc

709 pageviews

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Counseling, Health, Mental Health

Mission: "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." (1 Peter 4:10) We help cancer patients and caregivers cope with the devastating effects that a cancer diagnosis can cause to one's life, while also helping those affected not to fear cancer. Approximately 15,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in San Diego each year. If you have the gifts of being a server, exhorter and have a heart of compassion toward others who are suffering mentally and physically from cancer, we welcome you to join us. You will have the opportunity to provide encouragement, education, resources, prayer, and hope in the sovereign plan of God.

Target demographics: anyone with a cancer diagnosis

Direct beneficiaries per year: 500 patients

Geographic areas served: Greater San Diego County

Programs: Meal delivery, rides to treatment, support groups for patients and caregivers.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer I am honored to work with an organization as devoted to the community as Rock Cancer C.A.R.E. It is truly humbling seeing how much it means to people suffering from cancer that an organization is willing to go the extra mile. Rock Cancer C.A.R.E. extends a lifeline to people when they have lost all hope, and are a pillar of the San Diego community. People with cancer have unique needs that are not always filled by medical professionals, family, or friends. Worse, the frightening experience of cancer is exacerbated by things like poverty or lack of a support system. As a volunteer, we are able to fill these gaps and instill hope where there was none. Little gestures like gifts, groceries, and drives to appointments mean the world to people.

1 Rubin L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization with a heart and soul to make a difference in the lives of those battling cancer. I was blessed to have served and be served by Tamela and her wonderful team of cancer care volunteers when my daughter was diagnosed with liver cancer at a young age. Her team sent us a care package along with so many prayers of love and encouragement it truly lifted my family during a time when we were low. When I was a volunteer, I was blessed to visit hospitals and homes of families affected by cancer to deliver food, toys, and prayers of support. This experience showed me the true power of hope and love and cancer care is in the forefront in delivering this to the community. What makes cancer care so intune with the cancer community is its founders Tamela and Major. This is a family who has battled cancer on and off again for many years and even when cancer was taking a toll on this beautiful family, they continued to serve others. You can not put into words the impact cancer care has made, the lives they have changed, and the peace they have brought to so many through their services. They are truly a blessing to us all in the cancer community. Thank you Rock Cancer Care for allowing me to be a part of that love to make a difference in the community and for making a difference in my life as a father of a cancer survivor it will be forever treasured.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5


It’s been a while since I found a nonprofit that actually cares and helps with patients mentally, physically, and spiritually. My aunt had breast cancer and passed away. Her and I were very close. I wish I was aware of Rock Cancer Care during her battle. Thankfully I found this organization; volunteering to make a patient’s painful time less stressful and more love filled is extremely fulfilling.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helping those who need help. Extends love of Christ. Meets needs others can not meet. They provide hope, they show mercy, they put a face on charity. They leave a mark of goodness on so many lives.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rock Cancer Care has shown me that there is always more to do in your community. What I have observed through my grandma's fight with cancer is that there are limitless patient needs ,that most families do not have the ability to provide. Before coming across for cancer care, I had no idea there was an organization doing this work. If I would have known this when my grandma was fighting cancer, so many needs of hers would have been met, which puts a family at great ease.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rock Cancer Care has been a life saver for so many patients I have had the privilege of serving. Filled with great people and a great mission, Rock Cancer Care has brought a new kind of joy to my life- joy as a result of serving others.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

All it took was the Rock Church “Do Something” campaign to get Me involved in this ministry. I stopped by after church service and walked up to the Rock Cancer Care booth signed up and I have been serving ever since. This ministry is so beautiful, the ministry strives to meet all needs as possible for their patients. Our volunteers are so caring and kind and give of their talents with such grace. The Leader Tamela has poured her heart and soul to make sure needs get met. She will go above and beyond to try and meet those needs. I have witnessed lives transformed by what the ministry has helped them in. The love of Jesus is truly seen.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had been trying to decide on what ministry to join after completing my life class a few years ago. One Sunday when I was looking through the church bulletin, I came across the description of Rock Cancer C,A.R.E. It seem to speak to my heart. This ministry tries to meet various needs of their clients. I met with the founder of the ministry and decided to become a volunteer. Shortly after that, my husband was diagnosed with the same type of cancer as the founder of this ministry. That was divine intervention. As a medical professional, I’ve had many patients over the years with various types of cancer and seen them going through their own personal journeys. Since I have been involved with this ministry, I have worn many hats including volunteer, donor and support group facilitator. The Rock Cancer C.A.R.E ministry can only survive if we continue to have individuals who are able to give of their time, talents, donations or monies to keep it going. Please consider our mission and get involved.
Blessings
Anita

1 Jennifer P.8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a cancer survivor. When I was going through treatment, Rock Cancer C.A.R.E was there to help me pull through. Knowing that someone cared and understood what I was going through at a vulnerable time, made such a difference in my life. I now volunteer with Rock Cancer C.A.R.E., to provide support to others battling cancer, to provide caring and understanding, and to pass on what I was given by this organization.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The group counseling was the best. I was able to talk to other cancer patients which helped me get thru my illness. The Christ centered focus in the group allowed me to feel that there was still hope.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My sister was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer Stage 4 in 2010 and passed away in 2013, and Rock Cancer Care provided food, encouragement and spiritual support to our sister and meant a lot to her and our family. I have witnessed the love and support they provide to families and go the extra mile to try and accommodate every need with the support of volunteers and community donations. It is my prayer that this vital organization would receive additional funding to support every cancer patient and family that seeks their support... God Bless! Andrea

Review from Guidestar

4 Christine36

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer, I became his primary caregiver. It was such a stressful time, and I was physically and emotionally exhausted. When my dad's church members came to our house to help clean our home, that act of kindness deeply moved me. I felt God's blessing through them. After my dad passed away, I wanted to have the same kind of impact on others. Rock Cancer C.A.R.E. was exactly what I was looking for; we share the love of Jesus Christ to ALL though our service to them. We have provided rides to chemo treatments, groceries, housecleaning, and babysitting. Every Monday night, there is an incredible support group that meets at the church. We have served everyone from all walks of life and beliefs.