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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

Mission: The mission of the South Florida Cancer Association is to provide cancer-related information, assistance, and support, to the underserved communities of South Florida.

Target demographics: Cancer patients, as well as the families and loved ones of cancer patients.

Geographic areas served: All of South Florida, although we turn down no one in need regardless of geographical location.

Programs: access to early detection cancer screenings, obtaining treatment, transportation to and from treatment, and, financial assistance with basic living necessities, to name some of what we try to cover for those who would otherwise be unable to obtain this assistance or support. There are no charges for our services.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

I am unemployed, no health insurance, and with no transportation. I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer but saw no way I could get treatment without having the money to pay for it. My doctor had a list of organizations that he thought could help so I began calling them. None returned my calls with the exception of these people. They listened to me, asked questions about my condition and financial situation, and then provided me with names and telephone numbers of local hospitals they thought had a good chance of helping me out. The first one I called, Broward Health, did have a plan for patients in my situation and I was able to set up an appointment to have my case reviewed and I was accepted. I had a great team that worked closely with me all through treatment and while I am still feeling the effects of the therapy, it was successful and I owe it all to that first phone call to these people at the South Florida Cancer Association.

Review from JustGive


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My wife and I live in Port St. Lucie. A lady she knows has her granddaughter living with her. Her granddaughter is only 16. The girl had a problem they thought might be breast cancer. The grandmother called everywhere and finally reached the South Florida Cancer Association in Miami. The director of the organization himself drove north from Miami to Port St. Lucie, over two hours and picked up my wife's friend and her granddaughter and took them back south to Ft. Lauderdale, another hour or so, for a mammogram. Something happened and they didn't get it. My wife said the girl was devastated but her friend told her the man took them to dinner at a nice restaurant and actually had the girl laughing and smiling. He then drove them back to Port St. Lucie. She said he was absolutely the greatest. They did get the girl checked out and it turned out to be nothing to be worried about but she told my wife that if either of us ever needed help to call these people and whatever we needed, they would see we got it. She said for the girl that was what made her feel better, knowing that she had someone she could call on for help who would be there for her. She said it meant a lot to both of them. I haven't called this organization or met their director but from the story she told my wife I know that if either of us ever do need them they can be counted on to help. You hear a lot about what this or that organization will do for you but these people don't just talk the talk, they walk the walk and it's why I'm writing this review. These are good people and they deserve recognition. God Bless Them!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My husband and I are retired and on a fixed income and treatment costs were going to be more than we could handle. I went online and found the South Florida Cancer Association. I called and spoke to Mr. Dutton. We talked about my cancer and he was very kind and reassuring. He told me about his own battle with cancer and it was very inspirational. He has been great in helping us with the medical costs, and for me personally, he made me feel that I can handle what I am going through and if I need someone to talk to, he is there. I can't say enough about how wonderful he and his organization has been for us.

Review from Guidestar


Client Served

Rating: 5

I found something that I was very worried about but did not have the money to see a doctor or to have a test. I contacted the South Florida Cancer Association. They worked with me to get me into a program that allowed me to see a doctor and to get tested without having to pay a lot of money. It turned out to be nothing for which I am very thankful. They are very nice people. God Bless Them.‎