To provide personal and compassionate support to
cancer patients and their caregivers in our community.
Cancer Services dates back to the 1940s when a few concerned citizens began collecting funds to fight cancer. In March 1948, the group was incorporated as Midland County Cancer Society. Their mission was to control the disease of cancer through early detection, education, and service to patients. This included maintaining the radium supply for Midland Hospital, distributing educational leaflets, offering films for loan, and providing medical equipment for use in home care. Volunteers helped in a variety of ways, such as making bandages. The group worked closely with the Midland County Health Department to improve the health of the community.
That was before, and this is now. We currently offer a plethora of services such as financial aid, support groups, private counseling, transportation assistance to appointments & treatments, and supplies such as wigs, prostheses, and food supplements. In 2009, the Maria Mencia Cancer Caregiver Support Network program began. It was founded by Luis Mencia in memory of his late wife, Maria, to support caregivers of cancer patients. It is operated in partnership with MidMichigan Health.
Throughout our history one fact remains the same- we have never stopped caring about our clients. Every day we work hard to make sure needs are met, and will continue to learn and grow, providing personal, compassionate support.