Launched in April of 2019 and named to honor CanCare’s founder, the membership group embodies Anne Turnage’s commitment to bringing hope to the cancer community. A survivor of colon cancer with liver metastasis, Anne envisioned a cancer support network of trained cancer survivors and caregivers working with newly diagnosed cancer patients and their caregivers. In 1990 Anne founded CanCare with the help of several faith congregations and the Houston community. Thirty years later, CanCare’s impact continues to grow.

Members of the Anne Turnage Giving Society enjoy yearly access to exclusive, curated educational events while supporting the broader operations of CanCare. By participating in experiential workshops and engaging conversations with health experts, members gain life-changing tools related to cancer prevention and detection, as well as overall health and wellness.

These sponsorships are vital, as they offer continuing education for volunteers and foster important dialogue amongst volunteers, donors and health experts. Membership dues can be paid in one lump sum by February 29th or in monthly installments with the last payment due by December 31st.

In 2020 the Anne Turnage Giving Society events focus on the discipline of mind body medicine. Drawing from a body of ancient and modern knowledge, traditions and skills, mind body medicine is a medical subspecialty that explores the interplay between the mind, body and spirit. Physicians and industry experts consider mind body medicine-related skills and techniques to be effective in healing after trauma, increasing self-care, relieving stress and improving general well-being. Mind body medicine has also been applied to cancer prevention and treatment and is a growing subject of research in the cancer community.

Thank you to our current Anne Turnage Giving Society Founding Members 

Candy Arentz
Shelaghmichael Brown
Estela Cockrell
Jennifer Doherty
Liz Frederick
Pat Hogan-Korge
Valerie Howell
Tracy Jones

Kay Kurisky
Donna Lewis
Billie Carole McMillian
Emily Prus
Carol Lee Robertson
Roseann Schneider
Ali Snow
Anne Turnage
Cristina Vetrano
Megan Vondra


2020 Giving Society Member Events

February 28th, 2020Savarese Fit– Kick off 2020 with a confidence building boxing class that offers a unique approach to maintaining personal health.

April 29th, 2020- 10 a.m. Switch 2 Pure/Estela Cockrell– Learn how to clean up your skincare, beauty and wellness routines with nontoxic products.

June 18th, 2020-6-8 p.m.– Explore the science behind mind body medicine and practice the tools of autogenics and biofeedback to teach your body how to achieve relaxation and reduce stress.

August 27th, 2020- 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.– Discover meditation as a skill to increase self-care and reduce stress, boost immune system function and create a sense of well-being.

September 17th, 2020- 5:30-8 p.m.– Participate in an anti-cancer cooking class and learn basic guidelines for healthy nutrition and mindful eating.

December 2nd, 2020-6-8 p.m.-End 2020 with a closing ritual to reflect on the amazing steps you’ve taken to better your life.

To learn more about the Anne Turnage Giving Society, please contact Valerie at [email protected].

Giving Society Founding Member Donna Lewis and husband Norman Lewis with founding member Cristina Vetrano.
Giving Society Founding Members Megan Vondra and Shelaghmichael Brown
Giving Society Founding Members Tracy Jones and Ali Snow

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