Washington cancer survivors create non-profit to help cancer patients with costs of treatment, living
Cancer survivors create ‘cancer cartel’
The group shares stories and gets help for people to cover medical costs.
ENUMCLAW, Wash. – A group of four Washington mothers, three of whom have survived cancer, have formed a nonprofit with a mission to help current cancer patients with emotional support and costs associated with cancer treatments.
“Cancer cartel” is all about cleaning up the costs of cancer.
“As three cancer survivors, we knew that cancer is very expensive,” said Kerry Solmonsen, one of the founders. And they just aren’t medical bills. It’s so much more than that and it dramatically increases your cost of living. And we thought there had to be a better way. ‘
So the group decided to combine their love of fashion and beauty with helping people directly pay the bills they struggle with in their battle against cancer.
The women fund their mission by collecting and selling donated luxury designer handbags, shoes, jewelry, clothing and accessories on our website and at events. Cancer Cartel also has a branded clothing line that donates 100% of the profits back to the initiative.
“From gas money to groceries, utility bills to mortgage payments, we’re cleaning up the costs of cancer. Those in the fray should be able to focus 100% on getting better, not how much cancer costs them,” their website reads.
Experts say there were 1.8 million new cases of cancer in the United States alone last year, and 600,000 people died of cancer last year.
“It’s important for us to lead by example and show our kids, our stepchildren, some grandchildren – all these people see us take something bad and make it a good thing, so I’m just really proud to have my son inspire to go for his dreams and live his life every day, ”
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