We Listen. We Care. We Act
“You were the only ones that helped.”
That horrible experience was shared by Gerardo whose wife Julia was treated this past year for cervical cancer. The Southern California man wrote us in Spanish via email…
“Because of the cancer we lost everything…our house, car and job and we’re still suffering! Latinas Contra Cancer was the only one who helped us! God bless you. My wife sends a kiss!”
It is this smile Latinas Contra Cancer works for, because we know how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be to a Latino family. Even now, Julia and Gerardo are still struggling to regain their financial footing.
We have not only listened to Geraldo and Julia, we’ve also counseled over 440 Latino cancer patients and their families through the emotional, physical and financial toll of the cancer journey.
Latinas Contra Cancer is one of very few agencies providing cancer education and support to these communities. That’s why Latinos from around the country and beyond turn to us. It breaks our heart when we can’t help everybody like Julia.
Here are some of our accomplishments:
- Educated thousands of Latinos about their cancer risks
- Helped hundreds get breast, cervical, and prostate screening
- Attracted over 200 scientists, community-based agencies, and promotores to the 2016 National Latino Cancer Summit
- Successfully completed a 3-year Georgetown study that demonstrates the importance of caregiver support for the breast cancer patient
WE ASK YOU TO ACT WITH US…
We need your financial support to continue this work and to do it better! Right now, we are partnering with scientists to create a genetic training curriculum – as we turn the spotlight on Precision Medicine and the promise of quality individualized care.