Breast cancer survivors often have a lot of questions and concerns, and it’s not uncommon to face challenges during and after treatment. Oregon Cancer Foundation is hosting the second annual Topics in Breast Cancer mini conference on October 9 to provide breast cancer survivors with education and support.
Step into the Oregon Cancer Foundation office in Eugene and the first thing you’ll likely notice is a lot of colorful bras. “We have 24 Bras for Cause entries this year,” says OCF executive director Amy Johnston. “This year’s entries are very unique and creative.”
A cancer diagnosis can send someone’s finances into a tailspin. Sometimes, all that is needed is a small amount of money to help a patient get by until they can access other resources. The Oregon Cancer Foundation’s Financial Assistance Program offers that bridge of support, helping cancer survivors in Lane County when they need it most.
When Kelly Barton was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018, life as she knew it changed overnight. To help her stay positive through her treatment and recovery, a friend gave the avid runner a fantastic idea—to organize a 5K fundraiser.
Diane Butera was the picture of health 10 years ago. She was a yoga instructor who felt stronger than she had in a long time. So, when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it was a shock.
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The Oregon Cancer Foundation is facing new challenges under the current health crisis. More cancer patients in Lane County are in need of financial assistance than ever before. To help meet that need, the foundation is encouraging community members to consider making a donation as part of its annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors fundraiser.
With strict orders to stay home and to social distance, the Oregon Cancer Foundation had to rethink how it serves cancer survivors in Lane County. Offering in-person services, including financial assistance and support groups and educational classes was no longer a safe option in the midst of the current health crisis. However, maintaining personal connections during this time of increased isolation has become more important than ever before.
Oregon Cancer Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Wings of Hope Awards.
When Oregon Cancer Foundation hosts its annual Girls Night Out Celebration on November 8, 2019, it will honor nine Lane County women as the event’s Red Carpet Survivors.