CAN Cancer is Community Assistance for Neighbors with Cancer. It is a local funding program that provides community assistance to help cover non-medical expenses for Harney County residents fighting any form of cancer. The program was established by Gil, Corinne and Stu Martinez of Wilderness Garbage in cooperation with all the Central Oregon Garbage Haulers.
One hundred percent of all the money contributed is deposited into the CAN Cancer fund at Harney District Hospital and goes directly toward local residents fighting cancer. This fund assists in paying for non-medical expenses that insurance or other programs don’t cover, such as gas and lodging. The only eligibility requirements are that you have cancer, live in Harney County and plan to receive cancer treatment.
Cancer diagnosis can be a financial and emotional strain. Survivors agree that fighting the disease requires every ounce of their emotional and physical strength. Any financial assistance we can provide will lessen their burden. CAN Cancer relies on support from our local community to give our neighbors a fighting chance. Donations can be made to the CAN Cancer fund at Harney District Hospital using this donation form. Also, throughout the year, please watch for our donation can, and events that benefit CAN Cancer. For upcoming events, please check our event calendar.
CAN Cancer of Harney County received funding from the Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute’s Community Partnership Program to conduct an assessment of local cancer patients to identify cancer-related needs and barriers to care.
Cancer patients who are currently undergoing, or who have undergone, cancer treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, hormone therapy) while living in Harney County are encouraged to take the survey. The goal is to better understand and identify barriers that Harney County cancer patients face while undergoing treatment.
For questions or for help filling out this survey, call 541-573-8614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The survey will be open from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, 2020.
You can find the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/harneycancerneeds