Support & Advocacy

ANGEL FLIGHT WEST

(888) 4-AN-ANGEL or 888 426-2643
www.angelflightwest.org

Angel Flight West provides free air transportation services to cancer patients and their families.


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Southern Nevada
6165 S. Rainbow Blvd.  Las Vegas, NV  89118
702-798-6877

Northern Nevada
691 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A, Reno, NV  89511
775-329-0600
www.cancer.org

The American Cancer Society is a volunteer-based health service organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. Support services include Cancer Information Line 800-ACS-2345; loan closet; gift closet; support groups, “Look Good Feel Better” Program, Road to Recovery and Reach to Recovery programs.


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CANCER ACTION NETWORK

691 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A
Reno, NV  89511
775-828-2206

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is the non-profit, non-partisan, advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society. ACS CAN assists the mission of ACS through advocacy efforts at all levels of government. You are encouraged to become a part of cancer’s grassroots advocacy network in Nevada.


AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION

Reno Office
10615 Double R Blvd.
Reno, NV 89521
775-829-LUNG

Las Vegas Office
3552 W Cheyenne Ave Ste. 130
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
702-431-6333

http://www.lungnevada.org/

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. ALA fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health.


CANCER MATTERS – SOUTHERN NEVADA RESOURCE GUIDE

www.cancermatters.com/index.php/localresources/las-vegas

Cancer Matters is grass roots, community-based program whose mission is to enhance quality of life through information and education for those individuals touched by cancer.


CARSON TAHOE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER – CARSON TAHOE CANCER RESOURCE CENTER

1600 Medical Parkway
Carson City, NV  89703
775-445-8000
www.carsontahoe.com

The Carson Tahoe Cancer Resource Center serves cancer patients as their guides to resources and services available to them within the Northern/Central Nevada area.  Staff includes seven patient Navigators, many who are cancer survivors, and a Nurse Navigator.  A lending library that includes a large variety of current literature on all cancers, treatment management, and recommended website information is free to the public. Services at the resource center include yoga, and exercise programs, massage therapy, monthly education seminars, educational and support meetings, one-on-one navigation, financial guidance, travel assistance, a housing program, wigs, head coverings, post-surgical garments and prosthetic assistance. Programs focus on quality of life and evolve as needed based on community needs.  All services are free.


CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Toll free – 1-888-842-6355
www.cdc.gov/cancer


CENTER TO REDUCE CANCER HEALTH DISPARITIES

http://crchd.nci.nih.gov

National Cancer Institute created in 2001 to carry out NCI’s Strategic Plan for Reducing Cancer Health Disparities. Research will investigate social, cultural, environmental, biological, and behavioral continuum from prevention to end-of- life care.


COVER UP, NEVADA!

http://www.coverupnevada.org

Cover Up, Nevada! is an outreach initiative, focused on saving lives through prevention. Cover Up, Nevada! was developed by Nevada State Senator Allison Copening, skin cancer advocates, and community organizations including the American Cancer Society Action Network. Cover Up, Nevada! conducts free community awareness events, skin cancer screenings, and skin cancer prevention materials.


DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

National Headquarters
3725 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41076

Mailing Address
PO Box 14301
Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301

Phone Numbers
877-I Am A Vet (877) 426-2838)
(859) 441-7300

National Service & Legislative Headquarters
807 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 554-3501
http://www.dav.org/

The 1.2 million member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit 501(c) (4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families. The DAV’ s Voluntary Services Program operates a comprehensive network of volunteers who provide veterans free rides to and from Veteran Administration (VA) medical facilities and improve care and morale for sick and disabled veterans.

The five Nevada Chapters can be found online at http://www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/nv/default.aspx


HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA

953 E Sahara Ave. 35B-208
Las Vegas, NV 89104-3013
702-369-4357
www.helpsonv.org

Housing, Emergency Services, Life Skills and Prevention (HELP) assists individuals and families to become self-sufficient through direct services, training and referrals to support services in the community.


INTERCULTURAL CANCER COUNCIL

http://iccnetwork.org

The ICC promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal cancer burden among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States, and its associated territories. It also prepares Cancer Fact Sheets that provide detailed information on cancer occurrence and risk factors.


LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY

6280 S. Valley View Blvd. Suite 342
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-436-4220
www.lls.org/snv

The Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS Co-Pay Assistance Program assists patients in meeting their private insurance or Medicare premiums and co-pay obligations for prescription medications and allowable costs. LLS also offer patient financial aid to help patients with significant financial needs that are under a doctor’s care for a confirmed blood cancer diagnosis. LLS will also help you find additional sources of financial help.


LIVESTRONG FOUNDATION

Toll free – 1-866-235-7205
www.livestrong.org

LIVESTRONG FOUNDATION helps survivors face the everyday physical, emotional and practical challenges of cancer through education, qualified referrals and counseling services. Cancer Care’s oncology social workers provide survivors and their loved ones with emotional support, grief counseling and professional advice, while Patient Advocate Foundation’s case managers are available to help with access to care, employment questions and financial concerns. All services are provided free of charge.


MESOTHELIOMA APPLIED RESEARCH FOUNDATION

www.curemeso.org

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to ending mesothelioma and the suffering caused by it, by funding research, providing education and support for patients and their families, and by advocating for federal funding of mesothelioma research.

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of cells lining the body’s internal organs, known as the mesothelium. There are three recognized types of mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of the disease, accounting for roughly 70% of cases, and occurs in the lining of the lung known as the pleura. Peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the abdominal cavity, known as the peritoneum and pericardial mesothelioma originates in the pericardium, which lines the heart.


NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE

www.cancer.gov

The NCI was established under the National Cancer Act of 1937 and is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. It operates the Cancer Information Service, which includes a toll-free telephone system (1-800-4-CANCER) and a Partnership Program that offers help with local programming and health initiatives for community organizations and agencies. The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.


NEVADA CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION

601 S. Rancho Drive, Suite C-26
Las Vegas, NV 89106
702-384-0013
www.sncrf.org

The Nevada Cancer Research Foundation is a non-profit statewide organization. The Nevada Cancer Research Foundation provides access to National Cancer Institute adult and pediatric treatment, cancer control, prevention, and biology clinical trials to its investigator members. Its investigator members include more than 90% of the oncologists, hematologists and radiation oncologists in the State of Nevada.


NEVADA TOBACCO PREVENTION COALITION

Amy Beaulieu, MHA Director of Tobacco Control Policy, American Lung Association in Nevada.
3552 W. Cheyenne Ave Ste. 130
North Las Vegas, NV. 89032
702-948-4157
http://tobaccofreenv.com/

The NTPC coalition is not the single voice of tobacco control in Nevada.  It is many voices speaking together.  Through our organization, concerned Nevadans, and public health officials joined together in a statewide movement to end “Big Tobacco’s” grip on our state. This organization strives to maximize public and private resources allocated to tobacco control by facilitating communication and networking among tobacco control efforts statewide. NTPC also assists in the expansion of cessation and prevention services across the state.


PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK

www.pancan.org

This national organization creates hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure of pancreatic cancer.

 


RACIAL AND ETHNIC APPROACHES TO COMMUNITY HEALTH (REACH)

http://www.cdc.gov/reach2010

The REACH program funds community coalitions to develop and implement activities to reduce the level of disparities in one or more of six priority areas, which include breast and cervical cancer screenings.


RENO CANCER FOUNDATION

1155 Mill Street
Reno, NV  89502
775-329-1970

Provider of multiple assistance programs which may provide financial assistance with prescriptions, insurance premiums, transportation and lodging.


SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE®

Southern Nevada
4850 W. Flamingo, Suite 27
Las Vegas, NV 89103
702-822-2324
www.komensouthernnevada.org

Northern Nevada
P.O. Box 20868
Reno, NV 89515
775-355-7311
www.komennorthnv.org

The Susan G. Komen For The Cure® (SGK) was founded in 1982 on a promise made between two sisters – Susan Komen and Nancy Goodman Brinker. Almost 30 years later, SGK is a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community based outreach programs. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, SGK is working to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.


THE CARING PLACE

4425 S. Jones Blvd. Suite 1
Las Vegas, NV 89103
702-871-7333
http://thecaringplacenv.org/TheCaringPlace/Welcome.html

The Caring Place is a nonprofit organization dedicated to easing the journey of those touched by cancer by providing no-cost programs and services to support, educate, and empower those who have or have had cancer.


UsTOO

5003 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Toll Free – 800-808-7866

Northern Nevada
P.O. Box 19538
Reno, NV 89511
775-355-7311
www.ustoo.org

UsTOO is a grass roots organization started in 1990 by prostate cancer survivors to serve prostate cancer survivors, their spouses/partners and families. They are a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to communicating timely and reliable information enabling informed choices regarding detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Ultimately, UsTOO strives to enhance the quality of life for all those affected by prostate cancer.


WIZDOM THRIFT STORE

630 Gentry Way
Reno, NV  89502
775-829-4482
www.wizdom.org

Provides services for disabled cancer patients in northern Nevada with assistance such as durable medical equipment, financial assistance, wigs and other items.