As the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (CCF) enters its 42nd year of serving the carcinoid cancer and neuroendocrine tumor community, the Foundation continues to seek new ways to expand upon its mission to REACH for a Cure — Research, Education, and Awareness with Compassion and Hope. The Foundation’s Board of Directors has just approved the hiring of a Development Director to help CCF bring in additional resources from generous individuals, organizations, businesses, corporations, and foundations. With these funds, the Foundation will be able to enhance its current programs and create new ones to bring about greater awareness of carcinoid cancer and NETs; to educate the medical community to diagnose and treat these diseases early, enhancing the quality of life for carcinoid/NET patients; and to conduct and support research focused solely on carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors with the ultimate goal of developing a cure for these rare cancers.
Consider the consequences: over 90% of all carcinoid/NET patients are incorrectly diagnosed or initially misdiagnosed. From the onset of symptoms the average time until proper diagnosis is five years. Every dollar contributed to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation can help us change these statistics!
If you are reading this blog and know of a qualified individual to serve as CCF’s Development Director, please contact Keith Warner, Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation.