Fearcutters-cancer awareness network

Encouraging All Cancer Survivors Empowering Caregivers
Exalting the Memory of Loved Ones

Awesome August

At home with Loretta

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.

Transforming the doctor-patient relationship: Communication Tips for Patients & Caregivers

"How my family’s history of cancer inspired me to support others.."


Loretta G. Herring, breast cancer survivor and advocate

Rx for Community Wellness

Rx for Community Wellness is an advocacy program focusing on treating the whole patient in tandem with existing care. The program creates space for equitable conversations to gain actionable insights into how best to improve cancer care for all patients and the importance of meaningful mind-body tools that maximize well-being.



Near the bottom of the page below discover a wellness topic that interests you, then sign up for upcoming events.  


“When I got home after all of my surgeries, I would stand in the bathroom, look at my scars and say, ‘God, I’m thankful I’m still standing,’”

Sandra Calloway-Fields

 Featured in the Birmingham Strong Newsletter March 14th

Who We Are

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.

February Workshop 2022: Living Beyond Cancer - Ask the Doctor!


for 55+



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Educational Workshops

Survivors Stories

Help In The Fight Against Cancer

Cancer Awareness Network would like to thank all of our participants and donors for the 6th Annual Colors of Cancer 5K.  The event was a huge success.   We look forward to seeing everyone next year.  The race results are posted below.

CAN 5K Race Times