Cancer Support Community Arizona has a PLATINUM GUIDESTAR RATING which recognizes our commitment to financial transparency and integrity.
A Message from Our CEO and Board Chair!
Dear Cancer Support Community Arizona Stakeholders:
As the pandemic continues, cancer support services are needed more than ever. According to the Journal of Clinical Oncology Clinical Cancer Infomatics, “the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care in the U.S. has resulted in decreases and delays in identifying new cancers and delivery of treatment. These problems, if unmitigated, will increase cancer morbidity and mortality for years to come.”
The needs are many but Cancer Support Community Arizona’s resolve is strong! We believe the newly expanded reach we’ve established virtually will forever change our approach to our programming. By eliminating barriers for participants, including distance, fear of exposure to germs, or weakness from treatment, virtual programing will have a positive impact on even more patients and families in the coming year. With that said, we look forward to seeing all of our families in-person as soon as it is safe to do so!
We feel so fortunate to have made it through a very challenging year with a positive balance sheet, and we couldn’t have done it without the tireless and heroic efforts of our staff, board members, volunteers, donors and community partners.
Debbie DiCarlo, CEO, Cancer Support Community Arizona
Tiffany Nelson, Chair, Board of Directors
Participants Served In Hospital Setting or Immediately Following Diagnosis
Total Virtual Visits to our Programs & Services
Individual, Corporate and Foundation Donors
At the beginning of 2020, my life changed forever… and I am not talking about Covid 19. I was diagnosed with Metastatic Thyroid Cancer. I was overwhelmed with fear, loneliness, and dread of what lay in my future. Somehow I found Cancer Support Community Arizona, a right shining star in the darkness. They show up every single day for me in spite of this Covid 19 pandemic we all face. They offer daily support groups, Yoga, Qi Chong, Book Club, Thai Chi, Fun Events, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Cooking For Cancer classes, to name a few — all through an accessible Zoom platform. I am never alone with their support. I am eternally grateful for this organization.
— Barbara Blue, Program Participant
As a cancer survivor and the daughter of a cancer survivor, I know firsthand how a cancer diagnosis impacts a family. I wanted to give back to an organization that supports anyone impacted by cancer, including family members. I volunteer at Cancer Support Community Arizona because I know it truly makes a difference in the lives of those impacted by cancer, here in the Valley and across the state.”
— Alex Anastasio, CSCAZ Young Professionals Council Chair