Fearcutters-cancer awareness network

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

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


Loretta G. Herring, breast cancer survivor and advocate

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.


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