Dear Friends of Cancer Family Network:
It is with enthusiasm and renewed energy that we share our exciting news. Cancer Family Network (CFN) is linking hearts and arms with Cancer Support Community Montana (CSC) to best serve cancer survivors and their families. We could not be more excited about this connection. Throughout the past year, we have met to discuss how we might pull together to be better stewards of our resources, knowledge, and to truly create a well rounded program that addresses needs of families experiencing a cancer diagnosis throughout the state.
Diane Cofer, the founder of For One Another, now Cancer Family Network of Montana, created a family camp program that has built a strong layer of support and resources around survivors, caregivers, and family members. CFN’s Board of Directors firmly believe that this new direction builds on the traditions she started. Plus CSC’s national affiliation will provide a venue for further growth.
So, what does this mean as we go forward? Cancer Family Network will now operate as a part of Cancer Support Community. Becky Franks, CSC Executive Director, will lead both organizations into the future. She will be joined by other CSC staff: Justin Short, Program Director; and Vicky Reynolds, Development & Program Coordinator. Together, along with Camp Director Lisa Dunster, we will implement the “For One Another” Family Camp this summer. It will be held for the first time at Flathead Lutheran Camp on the shores of Flathead Lake on June 21-24, 2012. Through this camp, Cancer Family Network will continue to honor our mission: to serve families experiencing a cancer diagnosis from across the state.
This is an exciting time in the history of CFN. We believe by joining with Cancer Support Community Montana, we will be able to provide more comprehensive year-round support programs for people diagnosed with cancer and their families. Please check out the CSC calendar on their website to see the broad scope of programs available to people impacted by cancer – all free of charge. To learn more, please go to www.CancerSupportMontana.org