Thanks for visiting our site. Cancer Awareness and Resource Network, known to many as CARN is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization, that was created for two specific reasons. The 1st is to bring a greater awareness to a greater population of people the signs, symptoms, the test and trials of cancer. The 2nd is to bring ready resources to those who have been diagnosed and have financial, emotional, spiritual and nutritional needs.
Per the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) research portfolio (March 2014) which reported on 237 diseases, noted that cancer research received the sixth highest financial infusion of $5.42B in 2014, $5.3B in 2013, $5.6B in 2012, $5.45B in 2011, and $5.8B in 2010.
We know cancer research is vital in our society today given the up tic of newly diagnosed cancer patients annually, however resources for those same cancer patients, their families, and their finances are seriously overlooked and under-funded.
Research shows that chemotherapy, radiation treatments, medication cost and the cost associated with traveling to and from specialty hospitals are horrendous. When you place those expenses on top of your loss income, your mortgages, utility bills, childcare and ones food bills, it adds another level of stress to an already stressful situation.
Our goal is to raise enough funding where we can tell cancer patients…
“if you can take care of your health, we’ll take care of the rest.”