...driven by a personal journey and the strong desire to make a life-saving difference for others...
Empower communities to detect, recover, and survive ovarian & breast cancer through direct assistance programs and services.
A world where everyone survives ovarian and breast cancer.
At Commit 2 Conquer cancer, we believe that every person diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer should have access to assistance for costs associated with cancer treatment and recovery when in need, and every person at risk for breast and ovarian cancer should be empowered to minimize their risk and detect the disease at an early stage when treatment may work best.
We raise funds to provide programs that reduce the life-changing challenges faced by individuals with ovarian or breast cancer, while delivering assistance to the medically under-served in need of access to medical care and health information, to increase early detection and survival rates, improve health outcomes and save lives.
The loss of a dear friend to breast cancer in 2012, loss of a best friend to ovarian cancer in 2013, and a breast cancer diagnosis in 2014 was just the beginning. A continual struggle to obtain access to care and vital information needed to help with unpleasant symptoms and side effects related to changes in appearance, ongoing pain, and depression coupled with repeated denials for financial assistance followed.
Dealing with cancer proved to be the most painful physical, stressful financial, and consistently challenging mental experiences of a lifetime. The life altering events and devastating route to recovery would not be the end, but the beginning of a commitment to conquer cancer in memory of loved ones lost, and in honor of the lives impacted each and every day.
In 2015, Commit 2 Conquer Cancer was founded with the help and support of family and friends as a way to inspire a ripple effect of action and support to make life-saving differences in the lives of many.