FIGHTING CANCER TODAY
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Education & Literacy
- Health & Medicine
- People with Disabilities
Location205 E Main St.#342MARION, IL 62959 United States
Fighting Cancer Today is committed to helping cancer patients heal emotionally & financially from the hospital to the home who are undergoing active cancer treatment. We provide cancer patients with hope while connecting them with essential education and non-medical resources so they will be equipped to successfully navigate their cancer journey. This mission is fulfilled with empathy and compassion for both the patient and the caregiver as we meet the essential needs of patients and their caregivers, ensuring that they receive the necessary support at a time when they need it most. Our mission is upheld by our wonderful team of directors and volunteers who have all been affected by cancer personally in their roles as patients, survivors and caregivers. As a team we've identified ways to help families thrive while fighting cancer and this guides our entire organization.
FCT is a 501(c)(3) organization, established in 2020, with a primary mission to improve access to emotional and financial support for residents of Southern Illinois, Northwest Indiana and surrounding areas who are battling cancer and actively undergoing treatment. We fulfill our mission each day by helping our patients successfully navigate their cancer journey and offering support to meet the essential emotional and financial needs brought on since receiving cancer treatment. In all, more than 10 volunteers and 6 board members donate more than 7,000 hours annually to meet the medical needs of 187 families in the United States, while maintaining stable homes and family lives. We find that when we solve our patients most immediate emotional and financial needs such as depression, lack of support, and the increase in the cost of living, there is an immediate decrease in stress and change in their ability to receive treatment. Our patients are now able to attain support and gain a sense of normalcy allowing them to recover within a reasonable amount of time and be reacclimated into a new routine without additional stressors. Additionally, patients experience a boost in confidence levels often leading to improved social and economic gains for them.