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WELCOME!

Ashland County Cancer Association’s mission is to provide Ashland County cancer patients with financial, nutritional, emotional, and educational support along with spiritual insight. 

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Along with offering financial, nutritional, educational, spiritual, and emotional support, we have other helpful services. Such as OSHIIP trained staff, Oncology Yoga, Free Wigs, and much more! If we are unable to help your pending needs we will help you find out who can!

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AS A CANCER SURVIVOR. WHEN YOU FIRST HEAR “YOU HAVE CANCER” YOU EXPERIENCE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF EMOTIONS. THERE IS COMFORT IN KNOWING THE ASHLAND COUNTY CANCER ASSOCIATION IS AVAILABLE TO HELP SUPPORT YOU ON THIS EMOTIONAL JOURNEY.

Peggy Kohler, Cancer Survivor

How we can help

Financially

We provide over 100,000 in financial support to Ashland County’s cancer patients regardless of income. We aim to relieve the financial burden cancer can place on people’s shoulders. Check out our Financial page for more information. Read More

 

Nutritionally

Cancer treatment can have a significant impact on one’s nutritional intake. To maintain a healthy balance of necessary nutrients ACCA provides Boost nutritional drink at no cost, reimburses for other supplemental drinks, and provides nutritional literature for a variety of cancers. Read More 

 

Educationally

We provide Ashland County cancer patients, their families, and community members with a variety of educational materials and resources. All of our resources are available at our office for your convenience. 

 

Spiritually + Emotionally

We are a faith-based organization that seeks to comfort those in need of spiritual encouragement and emotional support.  A listening ear is always available at ACCA. We are here to help you through the impact of cancer on you and your loved ones.  

 

Transportation

We provide transportation to and from cancer-related appointments based on a first come, first serve basis as well as volunteer availability. Our 2019 Ford Transit Van is capable of transporting wheelchairs if needed.

Mammogram

We offer free screening mammograms for women who do not have insurance. Our goal is to help any eligible woman who needs a mammogram to get one free of cost. We are here to walk you through the process. 

 

Other Services

  • Staff is trained as OSHIIP volunteers able to assist with the Medicare needs of clients and community members over the age of 65. 
  • Oncology Yoga! We partner with yoga instructors trained to assist in the healing process due to the impact of cancer. Stay tuned to hear when we will be meeting in 2021.
  • In-office, we carry an assortment of wigs, head coverings, and a limited amount of durable medical items. 

 

Who We are

OUR Mission

Providing Ashland County cancer patients with financial, nutritional, emotional, and educational support along with spiritual insight. 

 

Our Vision

To be recognized as a place of support for Ashland County residents living with cancer, from diagnosis through treatment, and beyond

 

Our History

The Ashland County Cancer Association was founded in 1947 by Tom Dexter. His initiative and foresight have allowed us the honor of serving those in Ashland County experiencing cancer for 73 years. Today we serve over 300 cancer patients annually with a budgeted amount of 100,000 for financial support. 

 

Our funding

We are a stand-alone organization funded in part by:

  • United Way 
  • Mohican Area Community Fund 
  • Ashland County Community Foundation 
  • Samaritan Hospital Foundation 
  • ACCA Fundraisers
  • Community-initiated Fundraisers/Events 
  • Memorial Donations 
  • Generous Donations from individuals 
  • Endowments and Bequests

Our organization does not receive any funding from national organizations such as the American Cancer Society.

 

How you can help

  • Consider a monetary donation 
  • Become a volunteer 
  • Host a fundraiser or event 
  • Provide “Wish List” items 
  • Become a companion or a mentor to a patient, family, or caregiver 
  • Provide a meal 
  • Pray for patients and their caregivers
  • Volunteer to drive a patient to an appointment

Your continual help throughout the entire year has been so much appreciated. You are a true blessing to our community. Thank you so very much

ACCA cancer patient

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