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Cancer Alliance Network


In 2002, a group of passion filled volunteers saw a grave need in our community to offer assistance to cancer stricken families and individuals whose lives were being turned upside down financially and emotionally. CAN was formed to help our neighbors and friends through the most difficult times anyone could imagine. Facing a world of unknowns and forced to make life changing medical decisions, as well as dealing with mounting pressures of everyday living expenses, CAN helps, when there is no where else to turn.

Five Reasons to Support CAN

  • Cancer Alliance Network was formed in 2002, and annually helps over 300 families, including children of low-income single parents in Collier and Lee Counties.
  • CAN pays rent so cancer survivors and their families won’t be evicted; utilities so they won’t be turned off; food for nourishment, car payments so they won’t be repossessed, and gas to get to treatment. CAN provides these services while the patient is undergoing chemotherapy or radiation.
  • Every dollar raised here stays here and is tax deductible.
  • CAN does not duplicate the services of any other agency.
  • CAN also offers free support groups, free nutrition programs, college scholarships for graduating seniors who are cancer survivors, and an extensive library for anyone in the community to use.
Family Weekend Retreat at Hyatt Coconut Point 2021

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