A Message to the Community

Cancer Lifeline is an organization who serves vulnerable populations impacted by cancer. We are deeply saddened and disturbed by recent events. We stand firmly against all acts of hatred and racism. We stand in solidarity with people of color who are angry and hurting right now because of blatant abuses of power. George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are two of the most recent in a long list of individuals whose lives were stolen by injustice. We grieve with their families.

We understand that systems of oppression including racism, sexism, capitalism, and ableism, among others, create and reinforce health disparities that affect people of color disproportionately in the U.S. The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on these disparities that have existed for too long.

Our small but impactful role in combatting these disparities is our Patient Financial Assistance Fund to help cancer patients who are most in need access treatment and services and our online resources available to everyone.

It is our hope that recent events will lead to lasting change in our country.

 

In solidarity,

Cancer Lifeline Staff & Board of Trustees