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Ashland County Cancer Association’s mission is to provide Ashland County cancer patients with financial, nutritional, emotional, and educational support along with spiritual insight.
Do you know?
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!
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 can we help
We provide over 140,000 financial support to Ashland County’s cancer patients regardless of income. Our mission is to help relieve some of the financial burden cancer and its treatments cause. Check out our Financial page for more information. Read More
Cancer treatment can have a significant impact on one’s nutritional intake. To maintain a healthy balance of necessary nutrients, ACCA provides Boost nutritional drinks at no cost, reimburses for other supplemental drinks, and provides nutritional literature for various cancers. Read More
We provide Ashland County cancer patients, their families, and community members with various 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 needing 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.
We can help transport you to and from cancer-related appointments. This is on a first-come, first-served basis, dependent on driver availability. Our 2019 Ford Transit Van can transport those using wheelchairs as well.
We offer free screening mammograms for women who do not have insurance. Our goal is to help any eligible woman who needs a mammogram get one free of cost. We are here to walk you through the process.
- Yoga4cancer Program! We partner with yoga instructors trained to assist in the healing process due to the impact of cancer. Call if you are interested in joining a class.
- In-office, we carry an assortment of wigs, head coverings, and a limited amount of durable medical items for those in need.
Who We are
Providing Ashland County cancer patients with financial, nutritional, emotional, and educational support and spiritual insight.
To be recognized as a place of support for Ashland County residents living with cancer, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond
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 75 years. We serve over 300 cancer patients and their caregivers annually.
We are a stand-alone organization funded in part by:
- Mohican Area Community Fund
- Ashland County Community Foundation
- Samaritan Hospital Foundation
- Norma Foundation
- ACCA Fundraisers
- Community-initiated Fundraisers/Events
- Memorial Donations
- Individual Donations
- Endowments and Bequests
Our organization does not receive funding from national organizations like the American Cancer Society.
How can you 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 client or caregiver
- Provide a meal
- Pray for patients and their caregivers
- Become a volunteer driver
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