Frequently Asked Questions
How long has Cancer Patient Care been in existence?
Cancer Patient Care was formed in 1958.
Is Cancer Patient Care a part of the American Cancer Society?
No. Cancer Patient Care is a local, independent non-profit agency and is not affiliated with or funded by the American Cancer Society or any other national agency or parent organization. ACS is primarily involved in research while CPC provides direct services to cancer patients and their families.
Does Cancer Patient Care do cancer research?
No. Cancer Patient Care provides for the direct and immediate needs of people who are struggling with cancer in our local and regional communities.
How is Cancer Patient Care funded?
Cancer Patient Care is funded through the generosity of the community. Individual donations, memorials, and honorariums make up the majority of our funding resources. Cancer Patient Care also applies for grants and conducts special events.
What services does Cancer Patient Care provide?
Emotional support, food supplements, prescription assistance, emergency assistance for heat, lights, water and groceries, gas cards and bus passes to attend cancer related appointments, breast cancer screening. Additionally, Cancer Patient Care offers assistance with durable medical equipment and products. We also have a beautiful boutique filled with wigs, scarves, hats and more.
How can I help Cancer Patient Care?
Financial contributions are always welcomed to help Cancer Patient Care fulfill its mission of providing direct services to our clients. Volunteering your time is another great way to help. Remembering Cancer Patient Care in your will enables you to continue supporting us after you are gone. You may also provide support through United Way of Spokane County through designated donations to Cancer Patient Care.