SERVING THE MIDLAND-AREA COMMUNITY SINCE 1948

We are your local cancer services agency, and we are here to help. Please see our mission, impact, history, team and board members below.

OUR MISSION

To provide personal and compassionate support to
cancer patients and their caregivers in our community.

OUR 2022 IMPACT

We take tremendous pride in supporting our community.

Rides Provided

Gas Cards Provided

Supplies Distributed

OUR HISTORY

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 times have changed with changing needs. We currently offer a diverse range of unique services to cancer patients, such as financial aid, support groups, private counseling, transportation assistance to appointments and treatments, and non-medical supplies such as wigs, prostheses, and food supplements.

In addition, in 2009, we launched the Maria Mencia Cancer Caregiver Support Network. 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 MyMichigan Health and exemplifies how Cancer Services turns innovative ideas into highly valued realities.

All services are free and apply to all income levels.

One fact remains the same throughout our history: We continue to deeply care for our clients, offering a helping hand with a compassionate, personal touch. Every day, we work hard to make sure their basic, non-medical needs are met and will continue to build a stronger, healthier community.

OUR TEAM

JULIE NUNN
Executive Director

ERIC KRZYWOSINSKI
Case Manager

ELIANA ROSEN
Office Manager

Elli Tisdale
Communication and Events Coordinator

LISA MENCIA
Caregiver Support Network Coordinator

RICHARD OSBURN
Private Counselor
LMSW, LMFT, BCD, DCSW

NICK MCKENZIE
Private Counselor

MA, LPC, CAADC

NICKI TALBOT
Unique Boutique Volunteer

DAR SMITH
Volunteer Sharing Tree Coordinator

MARDIE POHANKA
Unique Boutique Volunteer

OUR BOARD

WENDY TRASCHEN
President

SHEA HOLLLENBECK
Treasurer

SANDY REED
Secretary

GREGG CLARK
Member

JIM GALL
Member

CATHY MAPES
Member

KIM MCLEAN
Member

LOU MENCIA
Member

FAREED MOHAMMED
Member

WILLIAM O’CONNOR
Member

DAVID PARRILLO
Member

NICOLE POTTER
Member

TINA S. VAN DAM
Member

ANNE ZURCHER
Member

Our Committee Chairs

GREG CLARK
Golf Challenge and Golf-a-thon Co-Chair

KATIE HOWISON
Communication Chair

FAREED MOHOMMED
Golf Challenge and Golf-a-thon Co-Chair

DAVE PARRILLO
Finance Chair

KAY PFENNINGER
Auction Chair

CHERYL WITT
Holiday Luncheon & Style Show Chair

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