Cancer Society of Greenville County was established in 1965 for the families of Greenville county who cannot pay for their cancer treatment. Provide financial support to local cancer patients and their families. Provide high-impact education and counseling services. Create an environment that accelerates healing and hope. Raise awareness of the Cancer Society of Greenville County to increase funding to serve more patients.
It is 1965. He lives in Greenville. And his daughter has cancer of the eye. The Cancer Society of Greenville County exists because of her. Faced with a financial inability to treat her cancer properly, her parents went to the American Cancer Society chapter in Greenville in hopes of gaining some assistance in getting her to Sloan Kettering for specialized treatment. When it became clear that caring for cancer victims in this local, personalized manner was outside the scope of ACS’s mission, some of the members of the ACS board determined that funds should be raised for Greenville County families who were unable to handle the financial load that cancer inevitably brings with it. It was time that localized care be given to local victims.
For 50 years, the Cancer Society of Greenville County has been caring for Greenville residents affected by cancer, not only by providing financial assistance but also through emotional and educational support and many countless other means of simply being present with people in their need. Cancer is not content to stay put. Neither are we. We seek to provide holistic care for a disease that is so holistically devastating. We want to step without fear into the mess that cancer makes in people’s lives. What we have seen emerge time and time again in cancer victims is the brave and beautiful audacity to hope. When local people care for local victims, when families have someone to carry the weight with them, hope puts down its own roots and drives out the tentacles of fear and despair. In the years of providing local care to local victims, the Cancer Society of Greenville CountyRead More»