CanCare’s Annual Cancer Survivor’s Day Luncheon- Update

Due to the Coronavirus, CanCare has decided to cancel our 30th Anniversary Cancer Survivors Day Luncheon scheduled for April 23, 2020. As you can imagine, this is not an easy decision, but we know it is the right thing to do our part to protect the community and prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus.
This is a trying time, but we know the needs of our clients do not stop and the stress they are under is now magnified with this public health crisis. Even during normal operations, much of our work with cancer patients is done remotely, because those receiving cancer treatment have compromised immune systems. We are now taking extra precautions and have established a number of communication channels to continue supporting our clients:
  • CanCare has set up a new phone support line and email support system for any cancer patient or caregiver who needs immediate emotional support. Calls and emails will be answered by cancer survivors who are trained CanCare support volunteers.
  • Since our volunteer work in the hospital and treatment centers has been suspended, we are encouraging our hospital contacts, nurse navigators, social workers and oncology nurses to refer patients and caregivers using our healthcare referral form that is on our website so that we can continue supporting their institutions and the patients they serve.
  • We continue to provide one on one matching services, and our staff is working to match people as quickly as possible. This part of our program is very well suited for our world today.
To learn more about how you can help CanCare during this time, please click HERE. To honor a cancer survivor or caregiver or remember someone who courageously faced cancer and is no longer with us, please click HERE.
Thank you for your continued support and dedication to CanCare and the cancer patients and caregivers that we serve.

2020 Survivors Day Luncheon Sponsors

Candle Lighting Ceremony


Bonnie & David Weekley

Igniting Hope Sponsor

Houston Methodist

Guiding Light Sponsor

Donna & Norman Lewis

Sparking Strength Sponsors

Bank of Texas

Barbara & Peter Forbes

Bryant Bridge of Hope



MD Anderson Cancer Center


Pat Hogan-Korge & Fred Korge

Shelaghmichael Brown

The Titus Harris Family

Westwood Wealth Management

Shining Faith Sponsors

Allegiance Bank

Amegy Bank

Baty Worldwide

Bernard M. Fields Management Corp

Beverly & Leonard Donaldson

Cathy Nunnally & Lex Gillan

Cindy & Bob Holloway

Congregation Beth Yeshurun/ Rabbi Brian Strauss/
Rabbi Steven Morgen/ Leah & Paul Katz

Cristina & Steve Vetrano

Elizabeth & Cullen Kappler

Friends of CanCare

George A. Kurisky, Jr.,/Johnson
DeLuca Kurisky & Gould, PC

HCA Houston Healthcare

North Cypress

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Isabel & Rich Chandler

Jeri and Marc Shapiro

Leslie & Val Brock Family

Liz Frederick

Megan Vondra

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church

Memorial Hermann

Nancy & Tommy Tucker

Nancy Wilfong

Pat Hogan-Korge & Fred Korge

Stuart PC

Susan & Jim Boone

The Buckingham


Tracy & Phil Jones


White & Case, LLP

Yvonne & Tim Conklin

Radiating Inspiration Sponsors

Christine Smith Andrews

Ellen Koplin Toranzo

First Presbyterian Church

James Shaddix

Louise and Steve Sweet

Michael Fife & Dr. Creighton Edwards

Susan & William Wescott

Luncheon Supporters

Carol & Larry Barbour

K& E Fund, Inc.

Susan Leopold

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

2020 Survivors Day Luncheon Host Committee

Whitney & Eugene Brieck

Leslie & Val Brock

Shelaghmichael Brown

Cynthia & Joe Bryant

Rosie Carrabba

Yvonne & Tim Conklin

Jennifer & Jack Doherty

Beverly & Leonard Donaldson

Michael Fife & Dr. Creighton Edwards

Elizabeth & John Elder

Margaret Goldberg & Bernie Fields

Barbara & Peter Forbes

Michael Grossman

Kirsten Gustafson & Taylor Landry

Sylvia & Titus H. Harris, III.

Keri Henry

Brandie & Mark Holmes

Tracy & Phil Jones

Elizabeth & Cullen Kappler

Pat Hogan-Korge

Kay & George A. Kurisky, Jr.

Rick Q. Ngo, MD, FACS

Wendy Nguyen, CPA

Emily Prus

Jennifer & Lloyd Rachal

Renee Renfroe

Juanita & Joseph Soliz

Christine & Larry Stuart

Ellen Toranzo

Kim Trimble

Nancy & Tommy Tucker

Cristina & Steve Vetrano

Megan Vondra

Bonnie & David Weekley

Michael Wiesenthal

Nancy Wilfong

Candle of Hope Cards

$10 per card

Our Candle Lighting Ceremony is the highlight of our luncheon as candles are lit in honor of cancer survivors and caregivers or in memory of those who have courageously faced cancer and are no longer with us. While we are not able to host the luncheon this year due to COVID-19, now more than ever, we would like to remind our cancer community that they are on our minds. For each $10 tribute donation, CanCare will mail a Candle of Hope acknowledgement card to those being honored or to the appropriate relative or friend. All honorees will also be listed on our luncheon website page.

Thank you for your incredible support.

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