Studies show that one out of every four employees in a company will be diagnosed with cancer during their career.

Many of them will choose to work while battling the disease. To help companies and their employees manage the personal and emotional cost of cancer, CanCare is taking its powerful message of hope into the workplace through corporate partnerships. Corporate partners help raise awareness of CanCare’s services by disseminating information, inviting CanCare to participate in workplace health events and encouraging employees affected by cancer to seek CanCare’s help or serve as CanCare volunteers.

CanCare provides:

  • Free, customized, confidential support to cancer patients and their caregivers
  • Support for associates in the workplace touched either directly or indirectly by cancer
  • Toolkits to help supervisors manage workgroups affected by cancer
  • Referrals to other cancer resources in the community
  • Presentations at staff health and wellness fairs that the company organizes
  • Lunch and learns that could include various educational and support topics

CanCare is blessed to also have the support of companies that sponsor our annual fundraising events.

If your company is interested in creating a nurturing work environment and would like to offer CanCare’s services as a benefit to your employees, you may call the CanCare office at 713.461.0028/toll free at 1.888.461.0028, or send an e-mail to Valerie Ramirez at [email protected].


CanCare is an interfaith volunteer cancer service rooted in the religious community that enables houses of faith to provide a specialized cancer outreach program to their congregants. CanCare volunteers are people of faith serving as goodwill ambassadors to others in need of CanCare’s services.
If you would like information on becoming a member congregation or offering our services to your members, please call 713.364.1671 or email Yolanda Lopez at [email protected].

Bethany Christian Church, CanCare Liaison, Pam Shepard
Brentwood Baptist Church, CanCare Liaison, Augusta Green
Chapelwood United Methodist Church, CanCare Liaison, Wick Stuckey
Christ Church Sugarland, CanCare Liaison, Michelle Hall
Christ Servant Lutheran Church, CanCare Liaison, Susan Kramer
Christ The King Lutheran Church, CanCare Liaison, Beverly Davis
Community of Faith, CanCare Liaison, Lisa Ebner
Congregation Beth Israel, CanCare Liaison, Bob Hill
Congregation Beth Yeshurun, CanCare Liaison, Leah Katz
Congregation Brith Shalom, CanCare Liaison, Marty Buck
Congregation Emanu El, CanCare Liaison, Arlyne Gimble
Congregation Temple Sinai, CanCare Liaison, Jill Gentsch
Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community, CanCare Liaison, Schottsie Hill
First Presbyterian Church of Houston, CanCare Liaison, John Pavlas
Grace Presbyterian Church, CanCare Liaison, Rev. Michael Fry
Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church, CanCare Liaison, Carol Greene
Holy Covenant United Methodist, CanCare Liaison, Fred Willis
Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, CanCare Liaison, Rabbi Steven Gross
Houston Methodist Sugarland Spiritual Support, CanCare Liaison, Nancy Penney
Houston Methodist West Spiritual Support, CanCare Liaison, Tod Ziegler
Lakewood United Methodist Church, CanCare Liaison, Mary Cooley

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, CanCare Liaison, Warren Bright
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, CanCare Liaison, Sherry Ritcheson
Metropolitan Baptist Church, CanCare Liaison, Don Lee
Northwoods Presbyterian Church, CanCare Liaison, Ann Marie Quigley-Swanson
Our Lady of La VANG (Catholic -Belongs to Galveston Diocese), CanCare Liaison, Wendy Nguyen
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, CanCare Liaison, Ruth Davies
Pines Presbyterian Church, CanCare Liaison, Elizabeth Patterson
St. John Vianney Catholic Church, CanCare Liaison, Dale Steffes
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, CanCare Liaison, Lynn Hipp
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, CanCare Liaison, Cristina Vetrano
St. Martha Catholic Church of Kingwood, CanCare Liaison, Debbie Mikan & Olga Najar
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, CanCare Liaison, Dianne Gautier Anderson
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, CanCare Liaison, Trixie Jobe
St. Philip Presbyterian Church, CanCare Liaison, Chuck Johnson
Temple Beth Torah, CanCare Liaison, Rabbi Dan Gordon
The Woodlands Church, CanCare Liaison, Larry Latimer
Trinity Episcopal The Woodlands, CanCare Liaison, Curt Hammock
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, CanCare Liaison, Darlene Alexander
Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church, CanCare Liaison, Karen McKibben