As a faith-based organization, Cops Against Cancer focuses on the acute financial, educational, and emotional needs of individual cancer patients and their families. Grants, donations from individuals and businesses, and our annual Cops Against Cancer fundraisers provide funding to our Cancer Client Cares programs.
Since 2012, Cops Against Cancer has raised over $463,000.00 and have assisted over 1,500 plus cancer families directly in 78 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Each year the needs increase for our organization to accommodate the increasing needs of our clients. Cops Against Cancer is proud for the past four years, 88 cents of every dollar raised goes to the client assistance programs.
Cops Against Cancer has made it their commitment to making a difference in cancer patients’ lives. As a value-focused organization, we are built on the pillars of recovery and extending the quality of life for cancer families, providing one-on-one, family and group support transition and life purpose coaching, providing navigation and advocacy resource referrals, grief and loss coaching, survivor to survivor recovery programs and financial assistance.
Our goal is not only to assist but also helps restore dreams, goal setting, and normalcy to the lives of cancer patients and their families.
Cops Against Cancer provides ongoing assistance programs to cancer patients, Care coordinators, social workers, and families. Our organization works closely with the Des Moines, Iowa Metro Cancer Centers, Holden Cancer Center - University of Iowa, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and other Iowa-based treatment facilities. We receive referrals from those above as well as the Iowa Department of Public Health, National Cancer Call Center, and The American Cancer Society.
Ninety percent of the clients are single fixed income and low-income families, with limited medical insurance. Many families have depleted or limited medical leave and are receiving minimal or are unqualified for disability coverage. In most incidences, families are required to travel long distances, a minimum of 110 miles each way for needed medical treatments. Some of these treatments require 28 - 30 treatments over a 5 - 6-week period. Without financial assistance, many of these patients would be unable to receive treatments.
Our organization assists with monthly utility payments, home repairs, mortgage payments, and rent, as well with medical insurance premiums and co-payments, vehicle insurance and registration payments. We also assist with the purchase of commercial supplements and medical supplies not covered by medical insurance, which are all necessities for their day-to-day recovery.
Our mentoring, educational retreats & coaching programs assist the client in seizing opportunities, achieving clarity, and getting a glimpse of their true potential. By assisting our clients in breaking through their limiting thoughts and emotional responses, we replace them with supportive, empowering beliefs that lead to powerful and consistent action.
No one should have to go through an illness battle alone. Learning to live as well as they can, for as long as they can require assistance. This mindset is where our programs assist the individuals and families with the transition.
* Providing financial assistance and resources to cancer patients and families with some of the unexpected expenses associated with cancer treatments not covered by insurance.
*Providing and promoting cancer awareness and prevention within our communities through educational retreats and speakers’ forum. *Providing cancer patients and families not only during treatment but also during post-treatment by offering professionally certified WellBeing Coaching services.