++++++++++ORGANIZATIONS & MINISTRIES++++++++++
ART IN SEARCH
A very talented artist who makes “comfort quilts” for people receiving cancer treatment or dealing with a chronic illness. She also includes either a copy of When God & Cancer Meet or 50 Days of Hope with each handmade quilt.
BE STILL AND KNOW
A Christian non-profit founded by a breast cancer survivor and dedicated to being “a light in the dark for others” and to “show that God is with you.” Located in Colorado, they provide a bag of helpful supplies and encouragement to cancer patients and caregivers. A copy of 50 Days of Hope is included.
This is a non-profit begun by a friend of mine with a mission to provide a free dream vacation for people with disabilities or significant health problems. Her beach house is located in Ocean City, NJ. and the first floor is completely handicapped accessible. You can support this charity by renting a unit for your family’s vacation as all rental income goes toward providing dream vacations for deserving families.
This non-profit based in Maryland helps families navigate through the cancer journey by providing resources, direction and hope, including copies of my book 50 Days of Hope or Peace in the Face of Cancer.
A ministry which equips, trains, and supports caring individuals to minister to families facing cancer through individual peer counseling and Christian-based cancer support groups. On-line training available as well as on-site at selected churches.
CANCER SUPPORT SERVICES (formerly THE LYDIA PROJECT)
Assists men, women, and young cancer fighters with their financial and emotional needs during treatment, including lodging and transport services, to facilitate healing and create better outcomes. Also home of The Lydia Project tote ministry, where women undergoing cancer treatment can request a free, beautiful designer tote with helpful content and the ability to request ongoing, monthly support. Cancer fighters residing in the Georgia agency’s local area can request financial help (see website for which counties are included) and cancer fighters worldwide can request prayer and encouraging support.
This non-profit based in California seeks to offer hope and help to cancer patients and their families. They provide a copy of my book 50 Days of Hope or the Spanish version of When God & Cancer Meet in their chemo kits (400-500 given away each year!) Contact them to order a kit or to partner with their mission.
A non-profit ministry which began in 2004 with two women in western New York, who made lap quilts for patients undergoing chemo. Since then they’ve given away 7,000+ quilts, each of which comes in a matching tote bag and a copy of my first book When God & Cancer Meet. Contact them for info about starting a Cozy Quilt ministry, donating to the ministry or receiving a quilt.
ENDURANCE WITH JAN & DAVE DRAVECKY
13840 Gleneagle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
A great Christian-based organization dedicated to encouraging cancer patients, amputees and their families. Endurance (formerly Outreach of Hope) is headed up by Dave Dravecky, the former major league pitcher who lost his arm to cancer.
HANDS TO HEARTS MINISTRY
A ministry in the southern tier of New York State begun by a breast cancer survivor who wanted to encourage others as she had been by the Cozy Quilt Ministry during her treatment. Handmade quilts in a matching token bag are given to cancer patients and others with a life-threatening illness. A copy of one of my books is included: 50 Days of Hope, Peace in the Face of Cancer or When GOD & Cancer Meet.
A nonprofit offering “Strength, Hope and Peace against Cancer.” Encouraging video and audio interviews, as well as a chance to share your story of hope! Founded by Chris Lawrence, a longtime survivor of stage 4 bile duct cancer. Here’s a link to an excellent article “Seven Powerful Reasons to Keep Hope Alive” https://www.hopehasarrived.com/seven-powerful-reasons-to-keep-hope-alive/
This nonprofit in south-central PA near the Maryland border recently opened a “Vacation from Cancer Retreat Center.” https://hopelifeline.org/dream-retreat/Vacations there are free to those in active cancer treatment, as well as those who have completed treatment within the past year. Apply at https://hopelifeline.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/HOPE_Haven_Interactive_Applicaton.pdf
27071 Cabot Rd. Suite #102
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Friendship, understanding, education and support for kids and teens who have a parent with cancer. They have a 24-hour hotline, a Teddy Bear Outreach program, on-line chat room and resources.
OUR JOURNEY OF HOPE
They provide pastors and ministry leaders with the tools, training and support they need to raise up cancer care ministries in their churches and communities.
A non-profit Christian organization with a mission to send HOPE to lives impacted by cancer. Founded in south central PA by three young friends who went through cancer treatment. Cheer baskets are sent and include a copy of my book 50 Days of Hope.
++++++++++ PUBLICATIONS, DVDs++++++++++
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELORS
P.O. Box 739
Forest, VA 24551
AACC’s “Challenging Cancer” is the most comprehensive DVD series ever on coping with cancer from a Christian perspective! Designed for individuals and small/large groups to encourage/inspire/inform cancer patients, their caregivers and those who have lost a loved one to cancer. Presenters include: Dr. H. Norman Wright, Kay Warren, Dr. Larry Crabbs, Dr. Gary Oliver (and me!) Five DVDs each with multiple lessons, two bonus audio CDs and a Hope Coaching certificate training DVD are available. (My husband and grown daughters also are featured on some of the DVDs as he discusses the impact of having a spouse with cancer and the girls discuss being a young child of a parent with cancer.)
THE BIBLE LEAGUE
P.O. Box 28000
Chicago, IL 60628
Inexpensive booklets with scripture and prayers dealing with difficult life issues: sickness, terminal illness, grief, stress, etc.
Inexpensive CareNotes and PrayerNotes offering emotional and spiritual support for cancer patients and their families. Also, inexpensive Cancer Support and Grief Support kits, each with a six-session packet of materials.
P.O. Box 540
Worcester, PA 19490
Fabulous inspirational DVDs with host Ken Curtis, an award-winning Christian film producer and a long-time lung and kidney cancer survivor. Reflections on Psalm 23 for People with Cancer is 13 8-minute videos; Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer and Reflection on the Beatitudes are both 10 9-minute videos (You’ll even see me and my cancer ministry featured in the Beatitudes DVD!) Free discussion guides can be downloaded online also. These DVDs are very inexpensive (you can get the first two as a set for $25) and available in bulk purchase for as little as $5 each.