The Cancer Awareness Network for Children, Inc. (CAN) is a program birthed out of the pain and frustration of my siblings and I as we witnessed our mother’s untimely demise to cancer. As such, we decided to use our frustration and pain to help others. In 1997, we co-founded the Cancer Awareness Network for Children, Inc., a non-profit 501© 3 organization. The “for children” portion of the title in our name reflects my siblings and I as we searched for answers amongst the devastation we experienced. For the past twenty-three years, the CAN has served the community hosting annual quarterly free workshop luncheons at local churches and
community centers throughout the Birmingham metropolitan area.
Loretta G. Herring, breast cancer survivor and advocate
June is Cancer Survivorship Month. As I shared my story with Bristol Myer Squibb I am reminded of the many cancer survivors who have stories to tell. So to all cancer survivors or anyone that has been diagnosed with cancer I salute you this month.
Featured in the Birmingham Strong Newsletter March 14th