Do you know about #GivingTuesday? Taking place on December 2nd, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a movement to give back and pay it forward this holiday season. #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to press pause on the one-day-sale, sixty-percent-off, lines-out-the-door, camping-out-at-the-Apple-store frenzy that has become synonymous with the approach of the holidays. It’s a chance to reflect on what generosity really means, in a time of year where giving is on everybody’s mind. This [...]
Please join us at Big River State Beach in Mendocino on October 25th, 2014 at 9:00 am for the 15th Annual Big River Walk & Paddle. Please call 937-3833 for more information. We are encouraging the participation of teams of any kind. Your book club, your group of neighbors, your wacky friends ( think Bay to Breakers zaniness!).then
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved friend and colleague, Mimi Johnson on April 2nd 2014. Mimi has worked as a Patient Navigator in the Ukiah office of the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County since 2003. The Superheros in our midst don’t often run around in capes and skin-tight suits, showing off their bulging muscles. They are more likely to look like Mimi Johnson -- petite, neatly dressed, smiling [...]
With wide eyes, Ellen (not her real name) stared at the four walls of the Cancer Boutique in awe. “This is going to change my life,” she said, […]
Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County: Helping More Than 4,000 County Residents Face Cancer Since 1995!
What are the first thoughts that come to mind when a person hears the terrifying words, “you have cancer…?” Most people feel overwhelmed and immediately wonder how they will cope, how they will find answers to their questions, and how they will make their way through the medical mazes that loom before them. These are the very questions that gave birth to the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County. In 1995, a group of friends—all [...]
In 2013 our 14th Annual Big River Walk and Paddle was a great day! Thank you to everyone that came out and supported the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County! Your support keeps our doors open! We had a beautiful sunny day and around 90 walkers and paddlers enjoying it. We started the day with some coffee compliments of Thanksgiving Coffee and a remembrance ceremony by the waters edge led by Sara O’Donnell. Then we [...]
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month of March, the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County is promoting awareness of colorectal cancer in a series of four articles written by Claudia Crosetti. Four Articles (pdfs): Early Colorectal Cancer Signs and Recommended Screening Risk Factors Lowering Risk Factors Through a High Fiber Diet Recipes for Health Additional Info: Colorectal Cancer Fact Sheet Colorectal Cancer Poster
by Jennifer Coursey Grant Coursey in 2012 In March 2001, Grant was sixteen months old (and I was seven months pregnant with Sean). Grant had been wheezing, so we thought he had asthma. A chest x-ray suggested a much scarier diagnosis. Follow up scans at UCSF revealed neuroblastoma pushing on Grant's windpipe, wrapped around his spinal cord and inside his left ribcage pushing his lung forward to the point where no air could [...]
by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for patient navigation with decisional support! Community Health Leader Honored for Creating a Valuable Resource for Rural Cancer Patients. Following her own struggle to access care in an underserved area, Sara O'Donnell helped design a program that's becoming a model for enhancing rural health care.