Why We Started

"During my training as a hematologist, I became aware that cancer diagnosis not only affects the patient but also the family. As a result of the disease, the patient's employment is interrupted, leading to financial hardship. I have seen patients who lost their jobs and then their house because of interruption of their work due to cancer. I remember a patient telling me that he would be better off if he died since at least his life insurance will pay for the mortgage and the financial need of his family. That is why I was determine to not only provide my patients with the best care I know and be involved in research to improve their outcome but also to set up a mechanism that would provide the financial safety net during their cancer treatment. Being able to be involved with the Panhandle Cancer Cure Foundation is, therefore, a great honor to me."
– Seah Lim

 

 

"Fundraising for PCCF became a goal for me in 2009. Working with cancer patients every day, I had been aware of their financial struggles through their fight against cancer. This is an overwhelming and difficult time for a person and reaching out and offering help is what we are all called to do. PCCF began to work hard to raise money to help patients in need in a timely manner. I am fortunate enough to be part of this community and offer support to cancer patients. All of us on the board of PCCF, have seen first hand how much these patients appreciate the help we offer."
– Jennifer Marquez