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Review for Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, Sarasota, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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!

Role:  Volunteer