Almost a year ago, the founder of Needs Beyond Medicine approached me and asked if I would be willing to have my photograph taken for their annual fundraising event in SLC, UT in November of 2012. This event, called canSURVIVE is a wonderful, unique event in which cancer survivors' photographs and stories are beautifully displayed in a gallery stroll. Each story and survivor is different, inspiring, and evokes strength and courage.
I was humbled to be chosen as one of the survivors they honored in the event, and the picture above is the one they chose to display (not my favorite however!). I wish we were able to attend this event (which is actually tonight), but we just had too many conflicting things on our schedule.
Needs Beyond Medicine is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to diminishing the burden of cancer by increasing awareness, education, and giving relief to cancer patients. The organization’s Relief Program is the primary means of support for patients. Through this program, Needs Beyond Medicine offers small financial grants to cancer patients. These grants are designed to help with non-medical expenses such as food, utility bills, transportation to therapy, etc.
To learn more about this incredible foundation and the work they do, or to see if you would qualify for financial assistance as a cancer patient, please go here.