We founded the 4 Words Foundation, Inc. because each of us has been affected by cancer in one way or another. We either were diagnosed with it, know someone who has it, know someone who has survived it, or know someone who died from it. Below is our story as to "Why We Care":
"Sometimes in our lives things happen to us that either we brush off as unimportant or that open our eyes to the importance of living and giving of ourselves. My eyes, which I considered always wide open, were opened even wider when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I am one of the most fortunate individuals due to my annual mammogram screenings which I schedule like clock work each year. My wonderful healthcare team took quick and decisive action and my prognosis is excellent! During my treatment I met many individuals with many different types of cancer. Some practiced well-care and caught theirs early, others waited until it was too late. I decided that I needed to help raise awareness of the importance of health screenings in the early detection, prevention, and treatment of cancers. Early detection in finding cancer leads to better outcomes."
The HUGS Initiative (Have U Gotten Screened?) was created:
1). To bring awareness to as many people as we can about the importance of annual health screenings.
2). It is our way of paying forward the knowledge gained in the hopes that we might save just one life."
4 Words Foundation Inc.'s mission is to provide cancer awareness, education and patient financial assistance to those without insurance, or to those with insurance who cannot afford the cost, co-pays, deductibles, or coinsurance required by their health insurance to ensure they receive their cancer screenings, additional imaging, or diagnostic procedures needed for cancer diagnosis. Screenings that can detect cancer can lead to better outcomes if caught early.
When an individual must make a financial decision to take care of their health or take care of their family, their family will come first. We do not believe anyone should have to make that decision. If they don't take care of their own health, they may not be around to take care of their family. Raising awareness through educational programs and getting the conversation going can have a huge impact. As our motto is: Because Awareness DOES Matter!
4 Words Foundation, Inc. is a fully volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit. It's officers receive no compensation so that we can ensure that funds raised are utilized to support our mission as fully as possible.
Help us reach our $10,000 Community Challenge goal. We hope you will consider donating to our mission and helping us potentially win this generous challenge offered by the Newman's Own Foundation. For those who donate $100 or more, we will list your name/business logo on our website for one year and acknowledge your generosity on social media.. Thank you for your support. We wish the best to all who have been accepted into this challenge.