CanHope

Helping local cancer patients

AIKEN, SC   |  http://www.CanHope.life

Mission

To provided financial assistance for transportation and other cancer-related costs to disadvantaged, low-income cancer patients in the South Carolina counties of Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Edgefield, McCormick and Orangeburg as well as promote the early detection and prevention of cancer.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Cary Plummer

Main address

P O Box 3694

AIKEN, SC 29802 USA

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Formerly known as

Savannah River Cancer Foundation

EIN

20-0235245

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Health Support Services (E60)

Health Support Services (E60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

When a cancer diagnosis is given, the patient's world stops while he/she contemplates the pronouncement and the future for them and their family. When the patient is in a disadvantaged, low-income situation, this effect of this diagnosis is magnified many fold. Our organization financially assists low-income cancer patients with transportation, prescriptions and other items related to their cancer treatment. We also provide early detection and cancer prevention resources for all the counties we cover.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

CanHope-helping local cancer patients

We exist to help low-income cancer patients with expenses related to cancer treatment including transportation to and from medical treatment facilities, some prescriptions and medical appliances, etc.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Through our assistance, we are attempting to help these patients navigate the cancer treatment process and relieve some of their concerns by helping them with some of the costs associated with treatment. We also provide early detection and prevention resources along with emotional support to patients and families. We provide services to seven counties in South Carolina, many with lower income patients.

We strategically target low-income establishments and service organizations in the seven counties we serve to reach patients in need. We also provide early detection and cancer prevention resources to all residents of these counties. After a patient completes a simple two-page assistance application that must be signed by their doctor, we begin to help them with expenses related to their cancer treatment. Our goal is to reach as many patients in need as possible and help them through this awful diagnosis.

We have a lengthy history of providing cancer-related assistance to low-income patients in our covered counties in South Carolina. We have a stable, caring board of directors that provides strategic direction of the organization and an effective small staff that knows how to provide assistance in the most efficient way possible. We have the capability to help even more patients are actively striving to "market" our nonprofit organization throughout the entire seven counties we serve.

During 2019, we assisted around 50 low-income patients with expenses related to their cancer treatment. Our goal for 2020 is to help at least 100 patients. We are also working on a plan to take cancer-related resources to each of the seven South Carolina counties we serve and present workshops to include medical personnel. Our goal is to saturate these counties with this information over the next 12 months. Although we have accomplished a lot to date, we plan to do more.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Low-income cancer patients.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Comments to Patient Service Coordinator,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CanHope

Board of directors
as of 3/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brent Slack

Aiken Regional Medical Center

Brent Slack

Jim Mallak

Erin Vincent

Carolyn Cook

Debbie Francis

Marie Jackson

Pearline Smith

Will Tarrant

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/09/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.