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Financial Support: Cops Fighting Cancer provides individualized financial support to families as our resources allow. While medical bills mount, families are still faced with the “everyday” financial obligations that we all face:
• Rent/Mortgage Payments
• Car Payments
• Insurance Premiums
• Other Financial Obligations
Cops Fighting Cancer focuses on the “most pressing need”, and works to meet it. This allows the patient and families to focus on getting better. Practical Support: When a family is facing the battle with cancer, even the
smallest problems can seem huge. Cops Fighting Cancer seeks to relieve the burden by providing practical assistance. For example, one family was faced with having to do laundry at the local laundry mat due to a broken washing machine.
Cops Fighting Cancer found, purchased, delivered and installed a new one. This was a small, practical step that made life a little easier for the family – and that’s what Cops Fighting Cancer seeks to accomplish on a practical level. Emotional Support: The battle with cancer can be daunting. It takes it’s emotional toll on a patient and their loved ones. Cops Fighting Cancer provides emotional support that goes well beyond sympathy, creating an uplifting, challenging and supportive environment.
Jim Seneca, the founder of Cops Fighting Cancer, was diagnosed with leukemia in 1987. After a grueling battle, he won. It’s because of that experience that Cops
Fighting Cancer can provide the needed emotional support for patients and their families. There is personal empathy and understanding in a one-to-one support environment. Cops Fighting Cancer is there so the patient and their family don’t have to fight alone.
To volunteer, donate or for more information, please contact us.
Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer
Thinking of becoming a volunteer? See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind.
#10: It’s good for you.
Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:
- Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
- Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.
#9: It saves resources.
Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.
- The estimated value of a volunteer’s time is $15.39 per hour.
#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.
You can test out a career.
#7: It brings people together.
As a volunteer you assist in:
- Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
- Building camaraderie and teamwork
#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.
Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.
As a volunteer you help:
- Support families (daycare and eldercare)
- Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
- Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
- Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)
#4: You learn a lot.
Volunteers learn things like these:
- Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
- Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
- Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.
#3: You get a chance to give back.
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.
Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
#1: You make a difference.
Every person counts!
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The Cops Fighting Cancer Fund (the Fund) provides one-time assistance to cancer patients and their families in crisis. A situation is considered a crisis on a case-by-case basis, but it is generally a single, unexpected, and unfortunate circumstance an individual is experiencing at a given point in their life. It is the hope of Cops Fighting Cancer (CFC) that through the Fund, we are able to support individuals facing difficult times in an immediate, personal and direct manner. The ultimate goal of the assistance is to help the person/family regain or remain self-sufficient.
In the best of circumstances, it is hoped that CFC Fund’s support would be a supplement and support to assist an overall and larger effort that is already being provided by a social service/medical agency or faith-based organization within the community. Monetary support is only one piece of the help people need in a time of crisis. We encourage all requests for assistance to seek out all resources within their community simultaneous to submitting a request to the Fund.Confidentiality of Gift Giving
Cops Fighting Cancer gifts are by design a program that is intended to be out of public awareness whenever possible and appropriate. Cops Fighting Cancer conducts much of this type of emergency support anonymously and it is the intent of CFC to maintain the same degree of anonymity with its awards. While CFC is in the public eye in its efforts to raise awareness and resources, the privacy and dignity of all grant requests and awards will be protected unless and until other arrangements warrant a more public posture. Therefore, the existence of the Fund is generally kept between CFC, our Referral Agency Partners, and the individual recipients of CFC support.