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Review for No Stomach For Cancer, Madison, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I found this organization when my brother was diagnosed with diffuse stomach cancer. I found their website to be a wealth of information and their community very supportive and empathetic. I posted several comments on their facebook page and the Chelcum family responded to all posts. I also communicate via email with the founder, Karen Chelcum and she and No Stomach for Cancer have become wonderful supporters during this difficult time. I lost my brother in March. My family hosted a fundraising event in May and we donated most of the proceeds to this organization. I support and look forward to No Stomach for Cancer's continued growth.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Stomach cancer is under-funded and under-researched, so finding No Stomach for Cancer has been an invaluable source of information and support. My brother's diffuse stomach cancer wasn't found to be linked to the gene mutation currently known to be associated with it. No Stomach for Cancer is working with the genetists that found this gene mutation and will soon uncover more genes that may be associated with it. This information will be beneficlal to my family and others.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They are working hard on uncovering more information on a disease that is under-funded and under-researched. I wouldn't recommend changes but rather encouragement and support so they can continue their work.

Role:  Donor & donated.