Our mission is to increase awareness of cancer's diverse manifestations and to encourage all forms of activism in the fight against this awful disease.
Cancer Sucks! accomplishes its mission in three ways.
When most people think of cancer, they think of a medical malady confined to a hospital bed. What most people don't immediately think of is how pervasive a cancer diagnosis is in the life of not only the patient, but the lives of their family and friends. Upon receiving the life-changing news, the last thing that anyone wants to think about is paying the electric bill or how slim the chances are of getting a life-saving transplant. To accomplish our mission, Cancer Sucks! has three tangible goals.
First, we work to raise money and recruit volunteers for the awesome organization Bringing Hope Home, based in Wayne, PA. BHH rovides one-time financial grants to families battling cancer, helping them to pay their household bills in addition to paying for cancer care.
Second, we work with DKMS Americas to organize National Bone Marrow Registry drives to get Haverford students signed up for the National Marrow Donor Program. One of us can be a life-saving match for someone with blood cancer.
Finally, we also plan to partner with existing campus groups such as Relay for Life to get even more students on campus involved in the fight against cancer. Every last person helps.
In loving memory of Katharine C. Eckman (1986 - 2008).