CANCER AID AND RESEARCH FUND

Curing begins with Caring

aka CONTRERAS CANCER FUND   |   Glendale, AZ   |  www.canceraidresearch.org

Mission

Cancer Aid and Research Fund is an national/international organization that provides information & assistance to the general public concerning cancer & other degenerative diseases & provides grants and medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics that treat cancer and other degenerative diseases. Since 1989 the Cancer Aid and Research Fund has been focusing on the challenge of providing aid and support to programs working to find a cure for cancer. CARF believes that support groups for cancer patients are a vital part of their treatment and rehabilitation. CARF's efforts are directed at making these support groups available. Working with the victims of cancer, providing educational, emotional and spiritual support is at the core of our programs. As an organization that is totally dependent on public support, CARF looks for the most cost effective ways to provide vital educational materials about nutrition, integrative and alternative treatments for cancer and other degenerative diseases. CARF ships containers of medical supplies, medical equipment and humanitarian aid to hospitals and clinics in 3rd world countries that treat cancer and other degenerative diseases. These hospitals and clinics are in desperate need of supplies and equipment.

Ruling year info

1989

President

Larry MacKay

Main address

20280 N 59th Ave Ste 115-709

Glendale, AZ 85308 USA

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EIN

74-2520175

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Cancer Research (H30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Board of Directors and the management team have been actively pursuing fundraising personnel to assist CARF in its fundraising efforts. Raising enough money to meet the yearly budget is a great problem. Expanding programs to assist more cancer patients is a goal of CARF.

Our programs

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

Oasis of Hope Research Hospital

CONTRERAS CANCER FUND / OASIS OF HOPE RESEARCH HOSPITAL located in Tijuana, Mexico. The Hospital offers support to patients based on a “Total Care” approach. Developed by Dr. Contreras Sr., this method of treatment is designed to combat cancer and other degenerative diseases, while at the same time improve the quality of life of the patient. The approach recognizes that a whole person has physical, mental, and spiritual needs. Nutrition, spiritual and psychological counseling, and an education program support the integrated medical treatment.

Through funds provided by the Cancer Aid and Research Fund, the Contreras group of doctors is able to continue ongoing programs of research and patient treatment. At the Oasis of Hope Hospital, their doctors have researched more than 75 different therapies, for over 30 years. They continue to seek out the most advanced, effective, and compassionate treatments available in the world for the treatment of patients with cancer.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses

DESTINY MEDICAL FUND, located in the Philippines receives grants and support monthly for their medical projects at hospitals and clinics throughout the Philippines that treat cancer and other degenerative diseases. Thousands of patients are helped each year. Free cancer examinations are funded each month for patients in the Province of Cebu. An educational TV program called the “Cancer Show” is shown on their web site and educates thousands about cancer awareness and prevention.
Shipments of medical supplies and equipment are distributed to 20 hospitals and clinics in the CEBU region. Thousands are helped each year by these shipments.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses

CARF provided Esperanza De Vida a shipment of medical supplies, medical equipment and humanitarian aid to help those fighting cancer and other related diseases. These supplies are distributed to 5 hospitals in the Zacapa Region of Guatemala. These hospitals treat approximately 23,000 cancer patients each year. Thousands of patients are helped with these desperately needed supplies. CARF has made a difference in thousands of lives with shipments of medical supplies, medical equipment and humanitarian aid.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Providing on-going funding for research and programs that promote and utilize alternative therapies in the treatment of cancer and other terminal diseases.

To increase our position of supplying much needed equipment, medical supplies and medicines to hospitals and clinics both in the United States and Internationally. These supplies will many times mean the difference between life and death for the patients of the hospitals and clinics.

To continue to provide emergency information to victims of cancer; so that they might make an informed decision on how and where to treat their illness. In addition, to provide ongoing emotional, spiritual and financial support to victims of cancer whenever possible.

To continue providing educational materials so as to increase the awareness of alternative therapies and the treatment of cancer. The opportunities for helping individuals with cancer are many—the resources are limited.

We are actively pursuing fundraising personnel to assist CARF in its fundraising efforts. We are forming a network of organization to help us promote our goals. We also are developing a network of social media platforms to share our information to as many people as possible.

We have recently added a consultant that can expand our message on social media. We believe as more people are made aware of our efforts to find a cure for cancer they will contribute.

We have hired a consultant to help us set up social media outreaches and apply us into fundraising events.

Financials

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CANCER AID AND RESEARCH FUND

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Larry MacKay

Cancer Aid and Research Fund

Term: 1988 -

Larry MacKay

Todd Gillam

Ping Alba

Pete Barela

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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