New group expands cancer support safety net - Community

New group expands cancer support safety net

Jeff Kronenfeld | Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 8:06 am

From the fear and endless jargon to the paperwork and financial questions, being diagnosed with cancer is an overwhelming experience. Creating a support and information network is often an important first step, and now Valley cancer patients and their families have one additional resource to turn to.

The Phoenix Cancer Support Network (PCSN) was incorporated as a nonprofit earlier this year, and has recently ramped up its outreach. In November, the group held a Giving Tuesday fundraiser that raised $3,000 and distributed 60 care packages for patients receiving chemotherapy. This month, the organization held a Family Fun Day at the Valley of the Sun JCC.

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