Racquet Up for Cancer!
On Saturday, March 9, 2013 we held an event called Racquet Up for Cancer at Richard Craig Park in McDonough, Ga.
Click HERE to read an article that appeared in Southern Journal Magazine about the event.
Click HERE to read an article from the Henry County Times.
Click HERE for photos.
132K in a Day
On December 30, Jen Hanenkamp made a 132K run from Milledgeville to McDonough in honor of Henry County cancer patients. She was inspired while on a daily run to give back to those with cancer after learning of cancer diagnoses in several relatives.
Jen is a long distance runner and upon discovering our organization, wanted to donate her proceeds from this run to the patients of Henry County, being a resident herself.
On New Year’s eve she completed her run, on schedule, at the McDonough square and was greeted by many friends, relatives and well-wishers. After some much needed rest, she presented Henry County Cancer Services with a check for $6747. We cannot thank her enough for her selfless effort and appreciate her contribution to our patients. We hope to be working with her in the future on our constant effort to serve Henry County cancer patients.
Cancer becomes more than just a disease when a loved one is diagnosed. It is all-empompassing, and has affected the lives of several of my loved ones this year. On New Years Eve, I will embark on a 132K solo run from Miledgeville to McDonough to honor the 132 individuals diagnosed with cancer per day in the state of Georgia this past year.
I am so excited to have found Henry County Cancer Services. What a tremendous organization, and right here in my own community! I am truly impressed with their mission, and the fact that they take each cancer individual into account in order to meet their specific needs. I am honored to be able to use my run to help them in their mission. It is my sincere hope that I will be able to raise awareness, along with the funds, so that they may be able to continue to serve as many of our community members suffering from cancer as possible.
Welcome to Henry County Cancer Services
The mission of Henry County Cancer Services, Inc. is to assist individuals and families struggling from the effects of cancer on their lives. Cancer Services seeks to assist the patient at their point of need. Funds raised go directly to providing medicines, medical co-pays, doctor bills, hospital bills, mileage reimbursement, wigs, and nutritional supplements.
Henry County Cancer Services, Inc. (HCCS) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has been serving cancer patients in Henry County since 2002.
HCCS is now able to return 97% of donations directly to the care of patients by managing the day-to-day administration, working with our partners and conducting fund raising efforts with dedicated volunteers.
Our partners, Moye’s Pharmacy, and Robinson, Whaley, Hammonds & Allison contribute to operational cost savings by offering discounts on pharmaceutical needs and accounting costs. We also partner with Sacred Journey, Cat’s Pajamas, Hands of Hope, Kiwanis, The Rotary Club and Henry County Commissioners. Together, we try to make a difference in a patient’s life.
- 2009 care and support: 33 patients
- 2008 care and support: 42 patients
- 2007 care and support: 26 patients
Cancer Services continues to partner with Georgia Cancer Specialists in Stockbridge in an effort to take referrals directly and thereby reach patients needing assistance quickly.