As CanCare services became more widely known, numerous requests were received to start similar ministries in other parts of the country. In the beginning, those who were interested in starting a related program attended CanCare support volunteer training and then returned to their home community to use their new skills to help other cancer patients in an informal way.
A volunteer training class was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2009 and in Atlanta in 2012. The newly trained volunteers there became part of the CanCare’s matching program. In addition to serving members of their own community, these volunteers are also matched with referrals received in Houston.
Thanks to technology and the support of many caring people CanCare can bring face to face support across state lines.
If you are interested in starting a similar ministry in your area, please contact Cristina Vetrano, President and CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-461-0053.