Cancer Association of
P. O. Box 38125,
Urbana, Ohio 43078
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|MISSION STATEMENT||WHAT DOES CACC PROVIDE?||WARNING SIGNS of CANCER|
|HOW CACC WORKS||GIFTS||VOLUNTEERS NEEDED|
|HISTORY OF CACC||ANNUAL MEETING|
To provide Champaign County residents afflicted with cancer, assistance financially with the medicines and treatments necessary to treat their illness and to provide emotional support in dealing with this disease. - top
HOW CACC WORKS
CACC is totally funded by donations, corporate and private, special fund-raisers and through funding from the UNITED WAY. - top
Our organization is totally staffed by volunteers. Because of this and the help and involvement of ALL our providers, CACC is able to return to our county residents over $.90 of each dollar received.
HISTORY OF CACC
In September, 1980 five directors of the Champaign County chapter of the American Cancer Society resigned their positions to form a new cancer agency dedicated to providing service to Champaign County residents.
All five directors felt that too little of the money collected from county residents was used to benefit local residents. Because of the dedication and commitment of these five, the Cancer Association of Champaign County was formed.
At that time, only 45% of the monies collected in the county remained to assist cancer patients. The new group was determined to increase this amount to as close to 100% of the monies raised as possible.
Funding for the new organization came from various fund-raisers. Some of these events were dances, organ concerts, TAG DAYS, Candlelight Christmas Tour of Homes, and Celebrity Waits for Tips to name a few.
Additional funding for CACC comes from United Way. United Way provides 30 - 40% of CACC's annual budget. - top
WHAT DOES CACC PROVIDE?
After insurance and other benefit payments, CACC assists patients with expenses up to the current monthly limits.
Some of the types of items covered include:
Cancer related prescription medicines and supplies
Chemotherapy and radiation
Other cancer related expenses considered on an individual basis. - top
Continued ability of CACC to provide assistance to cancer patients depends on the support we receive. Remember a loved one through a memorial or make a gift that will continue to give support to Champaign County cancer patients. Please contact us if you have any questions about a gifting program. - top
GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTION
Choose foods high in dietary fiber daily (fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals.
Choose foods low in dietary fat.
If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.
Avoid unnecessary X-rays.
Know and follow health and safety rules of your workplace.
Avoid too much sunlight; wear protective clothing; use sunscreens.
Take estrogens only as long as necessary.
Don't SMOKE. - top
WARNING SIGNS of CANCER
Change in bowel or bladder habits
A sore that does not heal
Unusual bleeding or discharge
Thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere
Indigestion or difficulty swallowing
Obvious change in wart or mole
Nagging cough or hoarseness - top
Volunteers are always needed. Our board of 25 directors is totally volunteer. If you would be interested in serving as a director or in helping with our fund-raisers and other projects please call 653-3899. - top
Our annual membership meeting is held the third Monday of January. Advance notification of time and place is published in our local newspaper. - top