A “Beacon of Hope!“
The Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization) is a “Beacon of Hope” for cancer patients and survivors in Sheboygan County!
Our “Beacon of Hope” light shines in several ways:
– We offer financial “gestures” to eligible cancer patients/survivors to help them better cope with the financial challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
– We offer a variety of healthy and active living activities FREE of charge for eligible cancer patients/survivors.
Who is a Cancer Survivor?
A “cancer survivor” is anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and is alive today. That includes those newly diagnosed, those in treatment, those cured, those in remission, those dealing with recurrence, those for whom there is no cure, and those approaching the end of life. If you have experienced a cancer diagnosis in your life and you are alive today, you are a survivor!
Who is Eligible?
Individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer or a disease of the blood that reside in Sheboygan County and/or receive their primary oncology/hematology care in Sheboygan are eligible for “gestures” and services. Financial need is considered when approving “gestures.”
Interested in Learning More?
– Visit our “Services” page for a description of our services.
– Visit our “News/Events” page for information on upcoming events/activities and to read the most recent issue of “The Local Cancer Community Update.”
– Consider joining the “Local Cancer Community Update” e-mail list (just click on the “NEWSLETTER” icon) to stay connected.
– “Contact Us” for more information.
– Read the article titled “Things You Should Know About the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund (Part 1 of 2)” on page 11 of the TLC (Together we Live with Cancer!) Supportive Newsletter (Volume 14, Issue 3)
– Read the article titled “Things You Should Know About the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund (Part 2 of 2)” on page 12 of the TLC (Together we Live with Cancer!) Supportive Newsletter (Volume 15, Issue 1).
How Have We Made A Difference?
We granted our first “gesture” in June of 2002. That first year we approved 17 gestures worth approximately $2,700. Since then we have approved hundreds of gestures worth about $900,000 to help local cancer patients and survivors through financial gestures to assist them with the financial challenges of a cancer diagnosis. In addition, we offer a variety of supportive/healthy living programs and opportunities at no cost to cancer patients and survivors. Learn more.
SCCCF Board of Directors
H. Marshall Matthews, MD – President
Tim E. Renzelmann – Vice President
Lou Ann Meyer – Secretary
Martin Stepzinski – Treasurer
Max Haid, MD
Nancy Matthews, RN
Mary Schueller, RN
Jeff Shea, RT
Stephanie Struve, CSW
Mary Ann Waldbauer