ANNUAL REPORT 2009
Recovery Foundation of America’s mission is to “Help all people prevent
survive cancer”. Our award winning
programs and outreach are national and international in scope, people
and rooted in the ideas of “educate, empower and encourage”. We
advocate healthy diets, daily exercise,
optimism, positive faith and leading a joy filled life.
this mission, we offer a variety of programs for children and adults.
for this project took shape around a simple idea; find a need and fill
a hurt and heal it. Execute simple acts
of compassion that helps children and their families. There are 3 major
facets to this project:
Bags Program: Cancer is depressing to
both children and their families.
Through generous donations of gifts, Cancer Recovery Foundation provides
many of the things to hospitals that children and teens love – board
hand-held games, dolls, cards, coloring books, crayons, markers, cars,
puzzles, stuffed animals… all sorts of gifts that make them smile and
their minds off cancer treatment. Cancer
Recovery Foundation works with over 200 oncology centers nationwide,
distributing gifts to approximately 10,000 children last year. That
makes us the
largest supplier of gifts to children with cancer in North
Fund: Cancer is expensive - in many
ways. Through our emergency intervention
assistance programs we try to help prevent cancer from being financially
devastating to families. Cancer Recovery
Foundation helps families in need by assisting with rent eviction and
bill shut off notices. This year, Cancer
Recovery Foundation provided $17,700 in financial assistance.
Cancer isolates a child from the simple joys of their childhood; play,
laughter and the wonderment of life.
Through our camp scholarship program, those in treatment can be free to
be a child – just one of the gang!
Cancer Recovery Foundation provided $1,535 in scholarship assistance
this year, helping children to experience therapeutic riding, music,
and other types of camps and activities.
in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will get cancer in their lifetime. Cancer
Recovery Foundation provides a variety
of award-winning resources to educate survivors, caregivers and health
professionals on how to not only survive this terrible disease, but
lead meaningful lives.
Our Founder, Greg
Anderson, is a 24 year Stage 4 Lung Cancer
survivor. In December of 1984, he was
given a 30 day to live diagnosis by his surgeon. Mr. Anderson not only
beat the cancer, but he
is alive and thriving today. He and his
wife, Linda, have dedicated their lives to helping all those who are
Anderson has authored 11 books on
cancer. Topics have ranged from his
personal journey, to a practical guide of what to do if diagnosed, to
and sustaining wellness in one’s life. These
resources are available for purchase by the general public and also
for free to newly diagnosed patients through Cancer Recovery
Cancer Recovery Foundation offers individual
and small group counseling sessions to survivors and caregivers. Weekly
telephone support groups are available
for free to the public and personal counseling is available through our
nationwide 800 number.
Cancer Recovery Foundation offers individuals
and caregivers the opportunity to talk with the Founder firsthand in a
select locations each year. These one
day seminars focus on how to have healthy diets, find enjoyment in daily
exercise, and lead a life filled with optimism, positive faith and joy.
The Cancer Recovery Foundation website; www.cancerrecovery.org,
robust amount of information to the public for free. There, individuals
can guide themselves to
their areas of interest in an easy to use format. The cornerstone of
this information is our
award winning pyramid. Users can drill
down into each portion of the pyramid, accessing valuable information on
treatment and survivorship. Also
available for email opt-in are monthly e-newsletters and daily
devotionals. Finally, users can research
information on the Foundation’s latest IRS 990 Form and contact key
questions they have.
Relief: The Cancer Recovery Foundation
is committed to supporting people around the world with their cancer
journey. To that end, the Foundation
makes a substantial gift of medical supplies and medicines each year to a
country. Previous countries receiving
aid have included Vietnam, Liberia and Kenya. This year, $1.85 million
dollars worth of
humanitarian medical supplies and medicines were donated to Guatemala.
management team of Cancer Recovery Foundation is committed to the best
stewardship possible of each donation.
Last year was a challenging one financially, but Cancer Recovery
Foundation is proud to announce a 73.9% allocation to program services
in 2009. Our staff will be happy to answer any
questions you may have concerning your donations.
In an effort
to better promote the services of the organization to the public, as of
1, 2010, Cancer Recovery Foundation of America will be reorganized into
separate organizations. Children’s
Cancer Recovery Foundation will serve children and their families living
cancer while Foundation for Cancer Research and Wellness will serve
living with cancer.
organizations will operate with independent Executive Director’s, Boards
Directors and websites. A separate EIN
number and 501(c) 3 will be established for Foundation for Cancer
Wellness, while a legal name change will be executed for Children’s
Recovery Foundation, keeping the same EIN number and 501(c) 3 tax status
was previously established.
Recovery Foundation of America strives to touch the lives of those
cancer with a positive, uplifting message.
To our supporters, thank you. We
could not have done it without you. To
those who have utilized our services, we hope that our message has
to not only survive, but thrive.
questions regarding the organizations can reach us at:
Address: 6380 Flank Drive, Suite 400
Harrisburg, PA 17112
– Friday, 9AM to 5 PM EST
Recovery Foundation of America is an IRS recognized 501c (3) non-profit
charity. Donations to the Foundation are
fully deductible, subject to IRS regulations.
Please consult your tax advisor for more information on how your
donation affects your individual tax situation.
Douglas A. Runkle