you are not meant to endure cancer alone

a survivor by your side

CanCare Charleston is an independent affiliate of CanCare, Inc., incorporating the same mission, values and methodology. We focus especially on matching cancer patients with volunteers in the same geographic area, when possible, so they can meet in person. We are closely aligned with the Greater Charleston health care system and with the faith community.

We are Charleston’s only peer-mentor training and matching program for cancer survivors and caregivers of ANY type of cancer.

CanCare is a national, interfaith organization that provides support to people dealing with cancer. CanCare’s mission is to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families by providing one-on-one, long-term emotional and spiritual support from trained volunteers who have experienced and survived the same cancer, or who have been caregivers to someone who has. CanCare’s national network generally provides support over the phone or through text and email.

With CanCare, you do not walk your journey alone

Anne Turnage and Kay Royal
CanCare Houston’s founder Anne Turnage and CanCare Atlanta’s founder Kay Royal.

Lowcountry Live Interview with Lynn Joye of CanCare Charleston

Once you are diagnosed with cancer, it helps to talk to someone who has survived the same diagnosis. Finding that someone is what CanCare does. Charleston resident and volunteer Lynn Joye shares her story and more about her desire to help others by sharing her wisdom and hope about surviving cancer.

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CanCare Charleston Supports Adult cancer patients of all types of cancers

Supporting Adult Cancer Patients

all cancer types

Our volunteers have personally lived the cancer journey. Either as patients or as loved ones.

We welcome anyone who wishes to join us in our mission.

CanCare partners with Charleston Faith Communities

Partnering with Faith communities


Charleston area faith communities have partnered with CanCare Charleston to host training exercises, sessions and identify CanCare volunteers.

We welcome members of any community to partner with us in providing support and hope to cancer patients.

We partner with these communities:

  • St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
  • Seacoast Church
  • St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
  • St. Philip’s Church
  • Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church

Researcher in a Cancer Center Lab

Partnering with Community Organizations

cancer centers

CanCare Charleston partners with Charleston cancer centers. Their association with us strengthens our outreach.
  • Hollings Cancer Center
  • Roper St. Francis Cancer Center
  • American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge