Local People who impact
the lives of local cancer patients
Maxine Hansen & Mel Neal have been donating their time and talents to CBCF Patients for over 10 years. These two wonderful people make quilts for our new patients. Their quilts have brought comfort for those in treatment! Quilting supplies are always in need, so if you have material or any other quilting items you may want to donate, please do! Just call 764.4644 to make a drop off appointment.
Howard Gallion, a retired United Airlines pilot and his wife, Lois, moved to Moses lake in 1993. They were surprised to learn there was no cancer treatment center in the area. After Lois died of cancer in 1998, Howard championed the idea of an area cancer treatment center to be located in Moses lake. In November of 2000, through his efforts and his donation of stock, the Moses Lake Cancer Foundation was started with a community Board of Directors.
Our name later changed to encompass the expanded purpose of the organization. We are now known as the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation, reflecting its desire to serve not only the Moses lake area but all of Grant and Adams Counties. We are a non-profit 501c3 organization with a volunteer Board of Directors. We receive financial support from fund raisers, general and memorial donations. Every cent of every dollar raised through the Foundations stays local.
Our focus is providing support, services, encouragement and information to patients and families currently battling cancer. We strive to identify individual needs through individual interview and then provide help throughout the process of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. We collaborate with a variety of groups and agencies to expand the resources for cancer patients locally.
We recognize the dream of providing tangible aid and emotional support to patients and families dealing with cancer. Our hope is to bring the community together to support and meet the needs of our neighbors with cancer.
"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back"
-old Chinese Proverb
The Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation hosts a local Cancer Support Group which meets once a month and helps diminish the emotional distress of life after diagnosis, during treatment, and after survival.
This is accomplished through the sharing of experiences, discussing treatments, diet, and other tips to achieve success in the individual fight against cancer. The encouragement received during these meetings uplifts the patients, caregivers and the community and enables those treading through this difficult passageway the strength and resolve to continue on.
The support group helps caregiver and survivors gain knowledge and experience in helping cancer patients and their families through this difficult time.
Cancer support Group - every 3rd Monday of the month
OPEN TO CAREGIVERS, PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS
Volunteer Board of Directors
President: Dr Evan Michael Graham, MD
Vice President: Cynthia Dano
Secretary: Shannon Poff
Treasurer: Tanya Prickett, DVM
Dr. James Irwin, MD
Paul & Nancy Boehm
Chief Kevin J. Fuhr