November 2019 CanCare Charleston volunteers

Newest CanCare Volunteers Complete Training

On Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16, the third local class of CanCare volunteers completed their training which was held at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Mount Pleasant. This was the first time that the training was done entirely by local trainers: Ken Alexander, Louise Harvell, Lynn Joye, and Mary Wilbur. In addition, Dr. Elizabeth Christian, a retired oncologist, gave a talk to the volunteers. The training was also attended by Teresa Doyle from the Houston CanCare organization who observed and provided feedback to the trainers. Women from St. Matthews Lutheran Church provided lunch for the group on Saturday.

All CanCare training classes, no matter where in the country they take place, are numbered so our graduates can proudly refer to the class they attended.  CanCare began in Houston, TX and  now has affiliates in Colorado Springs, CO, Atlanta, GA and Charleston, SC. 

Class #96 was trained in Mt. Pleasant, SC and had survivors of the following cancer types:

  • stage 2 ER+ and PR+ breast
  • stage 1 lobular breast
  • Paget’s disease
  • basal cell skin
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • multiple myeloma.

This class had caregivers to loved ones who had had the following cancers:

  • breast
  • acute leukemia
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

We extend congratulations and a warm welcome to the newest certified CanCare volunteers!